‘I cried for days’: Wisconsin blocks pandemic payments for federal disability aid recipients

By Bram Sable-Smith WPR/Wisconsin Watch People stopped traveling when the coronavirus pandemic hit, costing Jessica Barrera her job at Groome Transportation, an airport shuttle service with an office in Eau Claire. So the 40-year-old single mother joined nearly 70,000 other laid-off Wisconsinites during that third week of March: She filed her first weekly unemployment claim. […]