Work & the Economy

Wisconsin’s frac sand mining business hits a slump

Hi-Crush Inc. laid off 37 workers in October and November.

Pipeline bill’s backers, critics both lobby Evers as signing deadline nears

Pressure is building on Gov. Tony Evers from both backers and critics of a controversial bill that would make it a felony for protesters...

Federal bill would cap loan interest for consumers Wisconsin Republican Grothman...

Wisconsin Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) introduced bipartisan legislation this week along with several progressive co-sponsors that aimed at protecting consumers from predatory lenders.  “Just on...

Democratic report: Trump farm benefits help those who need it least

Payments the Trump administration has made to compensate farmers for losses they’ve incurred as a result of the administration’s trade policies have benefited farms...

Meet Gov. Evers’ new ag advisor, Brad Pfaff

The state Senate was able to fire former Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Secretary-designee Brad Pfaff from his dream job leading the...

Chancellor Blank and Gov. Evers lay out a $15 minimum wage...

While the push on state government to raise Wisconsin’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 appears to be nothing more than a Democratic pipe...

Pipeline protest bill now goes to Evers

The state Senate passed a bill escalating penalties for trespassing and vandalism at pipelines and other energy-related sites on a voice vote Tuesday, sending...

Health care expert warns of VA privatization risks Speaker to visit...

Several years ago, as veteran health care journalist Suzanne Gordon was exploring patient safety, her research led her to a model medical provider: the...

Rebooting the New Deal Veteran policy wonk's book calls for updating...

Eighty-six years ago, a new president undertook the most sweeping revision in American economic and social policy the United States had seen since the...

State jobs will go unfilled JFC co-chairs place limits on new...

Joint Finance Committee co-chairs Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) and Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette) sent the Department of Administration Secretary Joel Brennan an aggressive...
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