Wisconsin prioritized supporting small businesses, public health when allocating federal funds

A report released this week by the Wisconsin Policy Forum (WPF) shows that while most states prioritized using federal funding, including American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and CARES Act funds, on unemployment programs and bolstering their own budgets, Wisconsin went in a different direction.

Festa Italiana canceled for the third year in a row

Citing concerns related to the health of its members, the Italian Community Center (ICC) Board of Directors announced Friday the cancelation of Festa Italiana 2022.

MMAC’s Sheehy: Milwaukee’s mask mandate is ‘blunt instrument’ and threatening to businesses

Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce president Tim Sheehy said the city of Milwaukee’s new mask mandate is “a blunt instrument” and threatening to business owners.

Odd Duck in Bay View implements vaccine requirement for diners

With the highly-contagious COVID-19 Omicron variant on the rise, at least one Milwaukee restaurant is taking extra measures to mitigate the risk of exposure.

‘Situation growing more challenging by the day’ as COVID hospitalizations reach new high at Advocate Aurora

COVID hospitalizations have reached a pandemic high at Advocate Aurora Health medical centers in recent days, worsening already existing staffing shortages and leading to longer wait times for patients.
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Managing potential employee non-compliance with COVID-19 requirements

Even before the Biden Administration promulgated its now-in-legal-limbo vaccination/testing mandates, the COVID-19 pandemic had brought health-related, and religious-related, matters...

Southeastern Wisconsin theaters, summer camps, sports teams receive $7.33 million in state pandemic relief grants

Gov. Tony Evers today announced $14 million in grants to Wisconsin theaters, summer camps and minor league sports teams. This includes $7.33 million to southeastern region operators.

Two Wisconsin manufacturers suing over Biden vaccine mandate

Two Wisconsin manufacturers based in Darien are among those moving quickly to challenge the Biden administration’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate for employers with more than 100 employees.

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