Thursday, April 2, 2020

WisBusiness News

Unemployment fund expected to ‘take a hit’ as claims increase amid outbreak

The state’s unemployment insurance trust fund is expected to suffer losses as many Wisconsinites are laid off due to coronavirus impacts. 

WEDC providing $5 million in grants to small businesses impacted by coronavirus

WEDC is providing up to $5 million in grants to small businesses in the state to help offset losses related to coronavirus...

Tourism destinations closing due to coronavirus outbreak

Wisconsin tourism destinations are closing as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, which also could interrupt the flow of student workers from...

Coronavirus introduces uncertainty for small businesses

Leaders of small business organizations in the state agree their members will be negatively impacted by coronavirus containment measures, but opinions are...

Hospitals concerned about potential shortage of respirator masks

Care providers in the state are concerned they may not have enough high-quality respirator masks for their workers if a large number...

Evers declares public health emergency as confirmed Wisconsin coronavirus cases rise to eight

Gov. Tony Evers has declared a public health emergency to deal with the growing outbreak of coronavirus. Within hours...

Farmers urging President Trump to ‘change course’ on small refinery exemptions

The White House has time to appeal the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that denied three small refinery exemptions approved by...

Badger Institute calls for reform of occupation licensing

The Badger Institute is calling for regulatory reform of occupation licensing as a solution to Wisconsin’s labor shortage. “Wisconsin...

Second case of COVID-19 found in state as testing ramps up

The second case of COVID-19 in Wisconsin has been identified by state health officials and the individual is currently isolated at home...

OCI urging insurers to reduce barriers to coronavirus testing

The Office of the Commissioner of Insurance is urging health insurers in the state to reduce potential barriers to access COVID-19 testing. 

Wisconsin banks backing call for more flexibility in ag lending

The Wisconsin Bankers Association is backing an effort from U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin to give financial institutions more flexibility in lending to...

Corn growers, ethanol producers urging EPA to ‘follow the law’

Wisconsin corn growers and ethanol producers are looking to the EPA to “follow the law” on small refinery exemptions and make up...

Bioenergy researcher calls on Senate leaders to invest in bioeconomy

UW-Madison Professor Timothy Donohue is calling for Senate leaders to form policies that invest in the biotech and biohealth industries. 

Kaiser CEO doesn’t expect health care to drive voter turnout

Drew Altman, president and CEO of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, says that health is the largest issue for voters in...

Propeller study links ozone to increased asthma inhaler use

A new study conducted in partnership with Madison-based Propeller Health has shown that the pollutant ozone is connected to increased usage of...
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