The WI State Legislature met in its first ever virtual session and passed legislation addressing COVID-19. The measure was signed into law yesterday afternoon by Gov. Evers.
Among other things, the bill would require the state’s chief economic development agency to create a plan by June 30 to support the major industries adversely affected by the pandemic, including tourism, manufacturing, agriculture, construction, retail, and services.
The legislative package also suspends the state’s one-week waiting period for unemployment benefits until next February and allows Wisconsin to receive hundreds of millions in federal dollars to help the state pay Medicaid expenses.