Vos company received $150K-$350K in coronavirus loans

MADISON — Wisconsin Assembly Republican Speaker Robin Vos' popcorn company received tens of thousands of dollars through a federal small business lending program intended to support the economy during the coronavirus pandemic, according to data released Monday.Robin J.

GOP legislative leaders send letter to Gov. Evers, urging him to 'immediately correct' unemployment issues

MADISON -- Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said Thursday, May 28 they hand-delivered a letter to Governor Tony Evers, urging him to "immediately correct" issues with the state's unemployment system amid the coronavirus pandemic, writing, "Time is short," with Wisconsin unemployment "soaring to a historic high of over 14%."This, a day after Wisconsin Republicans sparred with leaders in Evers' administration during a sometimes heated legislative hearing Wednesday, faulting them for not doing enough to quickly process surging unemployment claims during the coronavirus pandemic.The Senate labor committee hearing laid bare the partisan debate over who is to blame for the backlog of unprocessed claims.

Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Vos received feces in the mail, he says

MADISON -- In a Facebook post on Friday, May 8, Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos stated that he received an envelope containing feces in the mail.In the post, Vos expressed his belief that the delivery -- which arrived on May 7 -- was related to the ongoing lawsuit filed by state Republican leaders, himself included, which opposes the extended "Safer at Home" order due to run until May 26."I understand people are stressed because of the virus and not sure exactly how to react," Vos wrote in the post. "Sending someone dog poop in the mail (as was done to me yesterday) is pretty sad."Vos also urged people to "respectfully disagree" and to get back to debating issues "civilly."

Gov. Evers, Speaker Vos speak out after lawsuit filed over 'Safer at Home'

MADISON -- The argument over whether to keep Governor Tony Evers' "Safer at Home" order in effect until May 26 has extended from the courtroom to the living room, with the public not waiting on a Supreme Court ruling to take action.Republicans who control the Wisconsin Legislature asked the state Supreme Court on Tuesday to block an extension of the Democratic governor's stay-at-home order, the most partisan divide yet in the fight against the coronavirus.