Two weeks ago, the conservative-leaning Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down Governor Tony Evers’ Emergency Order. In doing so, the state’s high court overturned the Governor’s mask mandate — but they also severed about $70 million dollars a month in federal food aid.
That’s because that money was only made available to states with a declared public health emergency.
Yesterday, the Governor’s office announced that it had reached an agreement with the feds to preserve that money.
For more on what that means for food insecure Wisconsinites, our producer Jonah Chester spoke with Sherrie Tussler, the Executive Director of the Hunger Task Force — a Milwaukee-based food bank and advocacy group.
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