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Wisconsin’s GOP-controlled Legislature is asking the state Supreme Court to block Gov. Tony Evers’ order to keep schools and nonessential businesses closed through May 26 during the coronavirus pandemic. The Wisconsin State Journal has the story of Tuesday’s lawsuit, which comes one day after Evers unveiled his “Badger Bounceback” plan to reopen the state in phases if certain criteria are met.
We also highlight the growing impact from our reporting on Wisconsin hospitals that sued patients over medical debt during the public health emergency. Bram Sable-Smith, a WPR reporter based in the Wisconsin Watch newsroom, reports that more cases have been dismissed since we began digging into the issue.
Republican Legislature asks Wisconsin Supreme Court to suspend Safer at Home order — Wisconsin State Journal
‘Wait until I call my mom’: Reprieve for some Wisconsinites who faced medical debt during pandemic — WPR/Wisconsin Watch
Wisconsin regulators warn debt collectors to back off during pandemic — WPR/Wisconsin Watch
‘They should have done something’: Broad failures fueled Wisconsin’s absentee ballot crisis, investigation shows — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
At least 7 new coronavirus cases appear to be related to Wisconsin’s election, Milwaukee health commissioner says — Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
After doctor’s concern, Meriter Hospital, with UW Health, will test all pregnant women in labor for COVID-19 — The Cap Times
Green Bay plant sees outbreak as states work to keep meatpacking facilities open amid COVID-19 pandemic — Associated Press
Wisconsin Farm groups say new federal aid will help, not solve COVID-19 problems — WPR
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Feeling restless inside? Get out and play Social Distancing Block Bingo. — Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
For black women and their businesses, help and networking move online — The Cap Times
In our little Wisconsin country town, my neighbor’s son was diagnosed with Covid-19. He is a trucker.— Philosophy (@annemwenninger) April 19, 2020
Semi trucks, pickup trucks, any trucks just held a huge surprise rally of support.
I like humans!💞 pic.twitter.com/HkAp5F61JV
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