Wisconsin to get $700 million less in COVID-19 stimulus funds

Wisconsin will get $700 million less from the latest round of COVID-19 stimulus funds than originally expected.
In addition, the $2.5 billion now coming will be split into two payments a year apart.
The drop in money the state will now receive is due to the unemployment rate returning to close to pre-pandemic levels.
Gov. Tony Evers and U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-Madison, sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen today calling the reduction and the payment schedule “problematic.”
“This will significantly reduce the funding that will be available for Wisconsin’s current pandemic response...

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