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New public health orders issued

This week, Gov. Tony Evers signed Executive Order No. 104 and Emergency Order No. 1 creating a new statewide public health emergency and face coverings requirement.

More paycheck protection is here, but mind your PPPs and Qs

If your business wants to pursue another, or perhaps your first, Paycheck Protection Program loan to help make it through the next several months of the COVID-19 pandemic, make sure you’re not slow on the draw because there are some differences between the 2021 program and earlier rounds of PPP.

State Senate passed COVID-19 relief package

The Wisconsin Senate has passed a scaled-down version of a COVID-19 relief package and Gov. Tony Evers has indicated he will sign the measure if it can clear the state Assembly.

WMC launches litigation entity

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC), the combined state chamber, manufacturers association, and safety council, has started a new initiative that aims to protect the business community from government entities that have overstepped their authority.

National Guard to support Capitol police

Gov. Tony Evers announced that the Wisconsin National Guard will support Wisconsin's Capitol police to secure the state Capitol in Madison ahead of next week’s inauguration.

County board bans discrimination based on hairstyles

In a unanimous vote, the Dane County Board has expanded its anti-discrimination ordinance to include prohibiting discrimination based on hairstyles in county workplaces and organizations using county services.

Plan Commission reconsiders approach

To address concerns about uneven public influence on city planning for land use, building height, density, parks, and access to transportation, Madison’s city Planning Division is proposing a new system.

Can employers mandate COVID-19 vaccines?

In what may be a classic clash of rights and responsibilities, should employers — especially retailers and restaurants that are struggling to survive amid public orders to be as antiseptic as possible — be allowed to require their employees get a COVID-19 vaccine?

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