Work & the Economy

Students, state officials wrestle with student-loan debt crisis

A 12-person panel, including state and local officials and community members, gathered at Milwaukee’s Washington Park Library to discuss tackling the student-loan debt...

Some millionaires pay lower taxes than minimum wage earners in Wisconsin...

Thanks to a little-known big ‘MAC’ tax credit, a minimum wage worker serving Big Macs could pay more in state income taxes than a...

Squeeze remains on childcare subsidies, and the families who need them

It’s getting much more difficult for low-income families in Wisconsin to obtain affordable childcare, a new report says, and while both the Democratic governor...

U.S. House approves boosting minimum wage to $15 per hour Wisconsin...

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House on Thursday voted to hike the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour by 2025. The measure has little chance...

Dairy farmers are in crisis. Lawmakers need to rally round. Wisconsin...

Pete Hardin, an intrepid farm reporter, had been chronicling the dairy crisis for four years when in early February he came across more evidence...

Wisconsin dairy farmers’ struggle featured on PBS NewsHour

In a PBS NewsHour story that aired Sunday, weekend anchor Hari Sreenivasa visited dairy farms in Clark County, Wisconsin, to tell the story of...
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