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Weekly E-Update

Dear Neighbor,

Welcome to my latest e-update. Here is a summary from the past week as your State Representative. 

As always, previous updates are available on our website and social media. 

Please contact my office with any questions or concerns.

In solidarity,

Robyn Vining    

Child Tax Credit

Yesterday, July 15th, payments for the Child Tax Credit in President Biden’s American Rescue Plan began distribution. Parents will receive monthly payments of up to $250 per child between the ages of 6-17 or up to $300 per child under the age of 6 through December 2021. The Child Tax Credit will reach 1,858,000 people in 778,000 Wisconsin households, which will reduce poverty and help Wisconsin families. 

For more information visit childtaxcredit.gov

Governor Evers Announces Funding for Workforce Needs

Governor Evers announced this week that he is investing $130 million of federal funds into solutions to help address the state’s post-pandemic workforce needs. Under the plans, funds will be invested into Wisconsin’s workforce across three programs. The resources will support both connecting unemployed or underemployed workers with new opportunities while also incentivizing innovative solutions to regional workforce challenges that have been exacerbated by the pandemic. Programs announced today include:

  • $100 million Workforce Innovation grant program to encourage regions and communities to develop leading-edge, long-term solutions to the workforce challenges the state faces in the wake of COVID-19;
  • $20 million toward the Worker Advancement Initiative, which will offer subsidized employment and skills training opportunities with local employers to unemployed individuals; and
  • $10 million for a Worker Connection Program which will provide workforce career coaches who will connect with individuals attempting to reengage in the workforce post-pandemic.

Read the full announcement HERE. 

Wisconsin Black Historical Society Museum 

The Milwaukee Delegation visited the Wisconsin Black Historical Society last Friday (we hear Senator Baldwin was there the day before!). I highly recommend a visit (it’s about 7 minutes from East Tosa), if you haven’t been there before. If you have been there, tell me what you appreciated about your experience! And— stay tuned because I’m hoping to take a “Town Hall on Tour” in September so we can experience the museum as a group— of all ages! Look for details as we approach September.


This week the Milwaukee Bucks played games 3 and 4 of the NBA finals in Milwaukee, which is the first time a NBA finals game has been in our city since 1974. Congratulations to the Bucks on their wins this week in the NBA finals! I wish them the best of luck for game 5 on Saturday. It is great to see so many people enjoy our beautiful city as they visit for the finals. Bucks in 6!

 COVID-19 Vaccine Update

As of July 16th, 5,726,940 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Wisconsin and 51% of Wisconsin residents have received at least one dose, with 48.6% fully vaccinated. 

En español, AQUI¿Tiene preguntas sobre la vacuna contra el COVID-19? Llame al 844-684-1064 (llamada gratuita)

For more information about where you can get a vaccine, visit the DHS website HERE.

For more information about where to get vaccinated in Waukesha County, visit their website HERE.

For more information about where to get vaccinated in the city of Wauwatosa, visit their website HERE.

For more information about where to get vaccinated in the city of Milwaukee, visit their website HERE. En español AQUI

COVID-19 Case Update

For daily updated information on COVID-19 in Wisconsin, visit the DHS website HERE.

14th District Counties

Milwaukee - 108,030 confirmed cases 
Waukesha -  44,249 confirmed cases 

*Changes over day prior


Forward together,

Rep. Robyn Vining


Contact Us: 

State Capitol
P.O. Box 8953
Madison, WI 53708 

PH: (608) 266-9180
TF: (888) 534-0014

Email: Rep.Vining@legis.wi.gov 
Web: www.vining.assembly.wi.gov 

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