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Jacob Resneck

Jacob Resneck

Jacob Resneck joined the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism in 2022 via Report for America, covering threats to democracy with an emphasis on rights in the workplace. Previously, he worked in Juneau, Alaska as an editor and reporter for the nonprofit public media consortium CoastAlaska. Before that he spent more than eight years abroad reporting from Germany, Turkey, the Balkans and Middle East. He’s also worked for weekly and daily newspapers in rural Northern California where he grew up and New York’s Adirondack Mountains. He now lives in Oshkosh with his wife, a poet and teacher and their two young children.

Wisconsin billionaires quietly bankroll effort to shrink state’s social safety net

By: - July 11, 2023

This article first appeared on Wisconsin Watch and is republished here under a Creative Commons license. Republican lawmakers held a day of back-to-back public hearings in mid-April for bills that would add restrictions to receiving unemployment insurance payouts, ban local guaranteed income programs and prevent state agencies from automatically renewing low-income health insurance. A lead […]