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Holidays just another day in busy year for Wisconsin food pantries

As the holiday season begins, Wisconsin’s food banks and pantries are working on sending turkeys and stuffing to families across the state, but Thanksgiving...

Wisconsin jobs report shows a new downturn as pandemic surges

After five months of diminishing job growth, Wisconsin employment fell in October, with service industry employees, including  bar and restaurant workers, bearing the greatest...

How rural Wisconsin became so divided

My father was born in 1903 and in his 92 years he saw the trans­for­ma­tion of farm­ing — from hors­es to trac­tors, hand labor to mech­a­niza­tion — that...

RNC convention host committee doles out millions in leftover cash with...

WASHINGTON — After the Republican National Convention pulled out of Charlotte earlier this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, the host committee pledged to give...

Tax on out-of-state retailers provides relief for low- and middle-income Wisconsinites 

Gov. Tony Evers announced Tuesday that new taxes paid by out-of-state retailers and online businesses in Wisconsin yielded an estimated $256.4 million in tax...

Foxconn tax credits look increasingly out of reach Tech publication’s examination...

State tax credits for Foxconn’s Mount Pleasant operations — once pegged at potentially $3 billion — appear increasingly unlikely. But even without them, the...

Do public health and protecting small business have to conflict? We...

Among public officials and the business trade groups, the quarrel over trying to contain the spread of the coronavirus has frequently put public health...

Evers’ 25%-capacity limit order is back on, rules judge

A Barron County judge on Monday reinstated the state’s 25%-capacity limit order to slow the spread of the coronavirus, denying a temporary injunction against...

Tavern League sues over health order as state breaks COVID-19 records...

Wisconsin broke a series of COVID-19 records Tuesday as the state got ready to open its overflow facility for patients recovering from the illness,...

Foxconn falls short, won’t get 2019 tax credits

Foxconn’s Racine County factory has failed to live up to the company’s agreement with the state of Wisconsin and therefore will not receive tax...
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