Emergency Funding Awaits Gov. Evers Signature

Emergency Funding Awaits Gov. Evers Signature

Governor Evers will now decide if emergency rooms in the Chippewa Valley will get 15 million-dollars in state aid.

The State Assembly approved the plan yesterday. The idea is to repurpose money that was earmarked for Eau Claire’s HSHS hospital. That hospital, along with the hospital in Chippewa Falls, and several other clinics throughout the area are set to close in April. Lawmakers say the 15 million will be sent to the remaining emergency rooms in and around Eau Claire as a stopgap until a permanent solution is found. The governor is expected to sign the plan into law.

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