The state of Wisconsin is getting $700-million less than expected in coronavirus relief money from the federal government. The state was also told Monday it is going to get that money in two payments a year apart. Governor Tony Evers and U-S Senator Tammy Baldwin have asked U-S Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to reconsider splitting the payments and making Wisconsin wait a year. They call that problematic, saying it will hurt Wisconsin’s ability to quickly help those suffering most from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Congressional Research Office had estimated Wisconsin would get $3.2 billion dollars, but Monday’s estimate is $2.5 billion.
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