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Gov. Evers tells Pres. Trump Wisconsin faces $2 billion in losses

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers is telling President Donald Trump that Wisconsin faces $2 billion in revenue losses due to skyrocketing unemployment and other hits to the economy caused by the coronavirus.

Evers and the governors from Michigan and Pennsylvania sent Trump a letter Wednesday asking him to urge Congress to send $500 billion in budget aid to states and local governments.

The letter was sent that same day that Evers signed a bill passed by the Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature that clears the way for spending about $2 billion the state is receiving in federal funds.

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Lawrence 44 days ago
There should be a wealth tax under discussion right now. Those personal fortunes measured in Billions can afford to chip-in 8-10% and never notice the difference. Think of what that could do for the economy. The Americans this would rescue will pump that money right back into the economy, to the benefit of all.
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