Gov. Tony Evers signs pandemic relief package despite misgivings

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Posted at 3:13 PM, Apr 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-16 10:46:12-04

MADISON — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has signed a sweeping pandemic relief package into law even though he says it doesn't go nearly far enough.

The bill largely ensures that Wisconsin can capture the $2.3 billion allocated to the state under the federal stimulus bill, including higher Medicaid payments.

The measure also eliminates the one-week waiting period for unemployment benefits and allocates $75 million in emergency funding.

Evers said in a statement that the bill doesn't help workers at risk of infection, small businesses or farmers but he doesn't want to delay the state's response.

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