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Evers Promises to Preserve Grants in Face of Less Stimulus


Gov. Tony Evers is acknowledging that the federal government's decision to send Wisconsin $700 million less in stimulus dollars than expected could result in less money for broadband expansion and pandemic response.

The state was in line to receive $3.2 billion, which Evers planned to use to bolster small businesses, expand broadband and shore up the state's pandemic response.

But the state learned on Monday it will receive only $2.5 billion.

Evers said during a news conference Wednesday that the reduction “hurts" and may impact amounts his administration can spend.

His spokeswoman, Britt Cudaback, said Evers still plans to spend about $620 million he had initially planned for small business, children's mental health services and tourism grants.

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