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Helping or hurting Wisconsin dairy farmers?

Wisconsin dairy farmers were treading water in 2020, kept afloat by direct payments from the federal government. The aid resulted in a sharp decrease...

Public employees seek a voice at work that they’ve lacked for...

For tens of thousands of Wisconsin workers who lost most or all of their rights on the job a decade ago, one provision in...

A revival could be coming for Work-Share plans Legislation renews support...

When her Milwaukee restaurant was shuttered by the COVID-19 pandemic in the spring of 2020, Amanda Dixon was able to regroup and shift to...

Evers announces $322 million rent assistance program

Gov. Tony Evers announced Wisconsin had received $322 million in funding to create an emergency rental assistance program. The program will help Wisconsinites pay...

U.S. Senate confirms Vilsack for a second stint as Agriculture secretary

WASHINGTON—The Senate on Tuesday in a 92-7 vote confirmed former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack to run the U.S. Department of Agriculture for a second...

Senate passes bill to start unemployment fix as Evers signals his...

Wisconsin State Senate passes bill to start unemployment insurance fix as Gov. Tony Evers signals his willingness to sign the bill

Evers signs bill with PPP-related tax break once criticized as ‘double...

Businesses that got tax-free federal funds for business expenses will be able to receive a state income tax deduction on those expenses under legislation...

Investing in rural schools Special ed dollars and broadband access top...

When Gov. Tony Evers announced his biennial budget on Tuesday, including a hefty $7.7 billion proposed for various education programs, Kim Kaukl felt like...

Legislators advance unemployment fix, revive COVID-19 deal Republicans hold off on...

After scuttling a compromise on their last COVID-19 response bill and snubbing a call by Gov. Tony Evers to kickstart an update of Wisconsin’s...

PPP-linked tax break heads to governor’s desk Democrats mostly support...

Businesses that received federal loans during the COVID-19 pandemic and got to keep the money tax-free will get an additional state tax deduction, costing...
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