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Wisconsin COVID-19 Relief Legislation, Act 185 Becomes Law

Legal Updates

On April 15, 2020, Governor Evers signed the bipartisan bill (Act 185) relating to the state government response and enacting certain provisions implemented in previously issued emergency orders. The legislation received near unanimous support in both houses of legislature. Several of the provisions focus on easing burdens imposed on healthcare providers and accessing federal funding recently made available. 

Key updates relate to healthcare regulatory, health insurance, unemployment, K-12 education, food and personal care return provisions, and property tax.

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Comprehensive CARES Act and COVID-19 guidance

Husch Blackwell’s CARES Act resource team helps clients identify available assistance using industry-specific updates on changing agency rulemakings. Our COVID-19 response team provides clients with an online legal Toolkit to address challenges presented by the coronavirus outbreak, including rapidly changing orders on a state-by-state basis. Contact these legal teams or your Husch Blackwell attorney to plan a way through and beyond the pandemic.


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