Organizers of protests in Madison held in the wake of the killing of George Floyd say they are prepared to keep going for the foreseeable future. The mayors of Wisconsin's three largest cities have issued curfews ahead of further demonstrations.
The day began with a peaceful rally at the Wisconsin State Capitol, outlining continued frustration in the relationship between police and Madison’s black community. In 2015, a MPD officer shot and killed 19-year-old Tony Robinson. Since then, protesters say not much has changed.
Gov. Tony Evers announced May 27 that $200 million in of federal CARES Act coronavirus response funding for will go to local governments in Wisconsin for "unbudgeted expenditures" they incurred during the pandemic.
As Wisconsinites celebrated the unofficial start to summer over the Memorial Day weekend amid ongoing coronavirus concerns, state health officials said they will watch closely for any uptick in new cases.
After counties implemented local COVID-19 regulations and advisories when the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down the statewide stay-at-home order, Dane County announced it will loosen its restrictions after Memorial Day.