Porchlight is a non-profit with the goal to reduce homelessness in Dane County. They work with community leaders to provide shelter, affordable housing, and supportive services for people experiencing homelessness. They are the main provider for men in need of shelter in Dane County. For many years, Porchlight provided overnight shelter through basement facilities in […]
Governor Tony Evers’ announcement of a new relief fund targeting local Wisconsin restaurants has received bipartisan support. But not all restaurants will receive the state aid, and some restaurant owners say that might not be enough to last through the winter. Today, Governor Tony Evers announced $45 million in relief to Wisconsin’s local restaurants. The […]
A new grant program from the Wisconsin Department of Administration is allocating ten million dollars to 54 theater operators throughout the state. Funding for the program is being pulled from Wisconsin’s share of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. According to the Department of Administration, the program provides about $14,600 in […]
Every month since April, around 30% of Americans have missed their housing payments. The federal eviction safeguard, along with the other benefits of the CARES Act, expired last week on July 31, leaving an estimated 40% of American renters vulnerable to losing their housing this month without renewed protections. Today on the show, Patty talks […]
Great news this week for musicians, performers, and others who work as independent contractors: The CARES Act, a Federal Coronavirus relief law, provides some relief from gig cancellations and other impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak. The Act will provide one-time payments of $1,200 per adult that most, if not all, local jazz musicians will receive, […]
President Donald Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act last Friday. To learn more about the stimulus package, which includes over $2 trillion in spending, WORT Labor Radio producer Greg Geboski spoke with Julia Wolfe, a State Economic Analyst with the Economic Policy Institute, last week.