Amanda Stuck – Guest Speaker at Shawano County Dems Monthly Meeting

The Shawano County Democrats held their monthly meeting last night (June 17) via Zoom. Rep. Amanda Stuck (57th Assembly District) was the guest speaker. Rep. Stuck is running in the November election to unseat Republican Congressman Mike Gallagher in Wisconsin’s 8th District.

Comments included why she decided to run for the 8th District Seat as well as legislation she would like to see acted on for the future of America.

Vos Blames Immigrants for COVID Outbreak

Racine’s Latino county supervisor calls on Vos to resign. Community demands apology.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, blamed immigrants for the severity of the coronavirus outbreak in Racine County in racist and false comments made during a May 14 call with Gov. Tony Evers.

“Frankly, I know the reason, at least in my region, is because of a large immigrant population, where, you know, it’s just a difference in culture where people are living much closer and working much closer,” Vos told Evers as he argued against a statewide response to the pandemic.

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$40 Million Goes to Hospitals to Help With COVID-19 Losses

Money is in addition to personal protective equipment, as well as COVID-19 test kits and other supplies sent directly to hospitals and health care partners across the state.


MADISON – Gov. Tony Evers today announced hospitals across Wisconsin will receive direct payments from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) to assist with lost revenue and expenses they’ve incurred related to the COVID-19 pandemic in March, April, and May 2020. DHS will distribute these payments from $40 million of funding provided to Wisconsin under the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

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PANDEMIC MAKES UNEMPLOYMENT PAYMENTS CRUCIAL

Unemployment Insurance payments are the life-blood of many Americans at this time of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Since 1932, when Wisconsin was the first state to provide relief to workers who were out of work as a result of the 1929 financial collapse, workers have been able to receive temporary weekly cash payments.  The cash payments are meant for unemployed persons to provide basic necessities for themselves and their families.  The basic idea is that the money would be immediately spent, thus providing a direct stimulus to their local economies.

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Tom Tiffany, Wisconsin’s newly elected congressman, wastes no time in declaring war on education in the middle of a pandemic.

Tim Tiffany, Wisconsin’s newly elected Republican congressman, introduced legislation Thursday that would cut off schools’ federal funding if they do not reopen by Sept. 8.

Tiffany is co-sponsoring the “Reopen Our Schools Act” with Republican Indiana Rep. Jim Banks. The bill would require schools to reopen with all their normal operating procedures by Sept. 8. Schools that remain closed or that move forward with virtual learning instead of in-person classes would be denied federal funding for the 2020-21 school year.

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