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Citizen group, protesting at La Crosse’s Riverside Park, wants more stimulus money from DC

Brad Williams

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More economic relief from the effects of the COVID pandemic is being requested in Wisconsin. 

The group Citizen Action of Wisconsin calls on Washington to extend the stimulus check program beyond the end of July. 

At La Crosse’s Riverside Park on Tuesday, Robert Kraig from Citizen Action said the White House should not expect the states to bear the economic burden of such an emergency.    

Kraig supports a bill by U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin to create a special program to put people to work during the pandemic.      

Many La Crosse area employers have been shut down and their workers left without pay, as a result of COVID-19 restrictions. 

Lauren Journot, the executive director of the La Crosse YWCA, said her employees can’t afford to go very long without a paycheck.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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