If it wasn’t before, it’s pretty clear now that much of the COVID relief money is just a slush fund for politicians to use for their reelection.
Gov. Tony Evers announced Tuesday an additional $250 million in federal COVID-19 funds will be allocated to local municipalities, counties, tribes and nonprofit health care organizations for projects meant to boost disadvantaged communities.
In total, $200 million is for a Neighborhood Investment Fund grant program and another $50 million is for a Healthcare Infrastructure Capital Investment grant program. Both programs are to be funded using federal COVID-19 funds, over which Evers, who is seeking reelection next year, has sole discretion as governor.