JFC Approves Plan to Support Childcare Providers around the State The Joint Finance Committee approved a plan to appropriate funding from the federal CARES Act for childcare providers across the state of Wisconsin. Thank you to the countless childcare providers around the state for the essential and necessary work they do.
Joint Committee on Finance Approves Additional Funding for Public Schools The Joint Committee on Finance approved a Department of Public Instruction (DPI) plan to allocate nearly $175 million to K-12 public and private schools to improve virtual education and mental health offerings during the public health emergency. The funding is part of the federal CARES Act.
State Supreme Court Ruling on Emergency Order 28 A week ago, we asked the governor to begin negotiating with us on a plan for reopening. He politely declined and said we should wait for the court decision. Now that the decision has been rendered, we are confident Wisconsin is up to the task of fighting the virus and entering a new phase.
Time to Reopen the State We’ve flattened the curve by being careful and using common sense. This shutdown has put half a million people out of work. It’s time to get everyone back to work in every part of the state.
Assembly GOP Advocate for Regional Reopening Members of the Assembly Republican caucus held press conferences around the state to advocate for a regional approach to reopening Wisconsin. GOP representatives stood with business owners to explain why the state needs to reopen gradually and safely by region.