Stories tagged: "Paycheck Protection Program"

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) listens as Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers delivers the governor's State of the State speech at the state Capitol Jan. 22, 2020, in Madison, Wis. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Wisconsin Republicans Wrongly Take Credit for $4.4 Billion Surplus. They Could Actually Cost the State Nearly $4 Billion.

Democrats mock GOP for trying to take credit for billions in surplus while simultaneously trying to strip away policies that led to the extra money.

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Trump Administration Said PPP Saved 51 Million Jobs. But the Data Isn’t So Clear.

Data discrepancies cast significant doubt over the Trump administration’s claim that the Paycheck Protection Program saved 51 million jobs.

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Billionaires, Trump Officials Receive PPP Loans While Many Small Businesses Are Left Out

PPP beneficiaries included billionaires, Trump administration officials, members of Congress, political donors, and wealthy financial institutions.

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Trump Administration Continues to Dodge Oversight Efforts on Paycheck Protection Program

Questions of transparency have dogged the Paycheck Protection Program, which benefited big corporations and political donors, despite being meant for small businesses owners, many of whom have failed to receive loans.

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Millionaire Rep. Roger Williams Was One of at Least 4 Members of Congress to Benefit From PPP

While lawmakers are legally allowed to apply for and receive loans, the report has raised questions about possible conflicts of interest and a lack of transparency.

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‘We Didn’t Receive Anything’: How Michigan’s Black Businesses Got Left Out of PPP

Nya Marshall of Detroit's IVY Kitchen + Cocktails and other Michigan Black business owners are working to stay afloat when federal funding passes them by.

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GOP Voters Say Lawmakers Shouldn’t Fight Over Abortion Rights During Coronavirus Pandemic

The Trump administration is ignoring the will of voters and telling Planned Parenthood affiliates to return loans obtained under the Paycheck Protection Program.