Wisconsin is lurching toward a spring primary election on Tuesday despite widespread concern about in-person voting during the coronavirus crisis. Gov. Tony Evers has called a special session but there's no indication that Republican legislative leaders will pass any bills.
Wisconsin's health secretary is warning lawmakers that Medicaid enrollment is expected to increase dramatically due to the coronavirus pandemic, requiring the Legislature to take swift action to bolster the program that serves more than 1 million poor, elderly and disabled people.
This week, the Minnesota Nurses Association sent a letter to hospitals across the state expressing concerns about a lack of N-95 masks. But, St. Luke's and Essentia Health say they are doing their best to keep staff and patients safe.
President Donald Trump says no decision has been made on the size of the checks the administration hopes to send Americans, although a figure of $1,000 has been frequently mentioned. If approved, the money could be distributed beginning April 6.
The Wisconsin Department of Health reported 12 deaths and over 150 new cases of COVID-19 Sunday, while the Michigan Department of Health reported over 70 deaths and its second day in a row of over 1,000 new cases.