Wisconsin has received $60,000 in federal grants to pay for the restoration of two statues outside the state Capitol that were torn down and damaged by protesters this summer, Gov. Tony Evers announced on Friday.
The Wisconsin Capitol building will not reopen next week, as had been planned, and state employees will have to wear masks whenever they're working indoors to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Tony Evers' administration announced Wednesday.
Crowds outside the Wisconsin State Capitol tore down two statues and attacked a state senator amid protests following the arrest of a Black man who shouted at restaurant customers through a megaphone while carrying a baseball bat.
Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday declared a public-health emergency over the coronavirus, which helps free up resources to respond to its growing threat. Meanwhile, the Capitol closed to formal tours until further notice and the state high school athletics association moved to restrict attendance at winter tournaments.
Democratic legislators are complaining that their Republican colleagues didn't give them or the Madison Police Department advanced notice about a proposed security study of the state Capitol even though the study would require the department's involvement.