Work & the Economy

‘We are late to the pot party here in Wisconsin’

Gov. Tony Evers says proposal for cannabis legalization would generate $165 million and help underserved communities

Tax break on business costs covered by PPP clears committee Joint...

Democrats on the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee sought changes Wednesday to more narrowly focus a $450 million state income tax break for businesses that...

COVID-19 shows why it’s time to finally end unpaid college internships...

Unpaid internships are often seen as an important rite of passage for college students. And with good reason. Studies have found that students acquire...

Proposal would grant tax breaks to businesses with expenses covered by...

What was supposed to be a routine piece of tax code legislation has become the vehicle for a $450 million or more tax break...

Baldwin and Moore seek to diversify maternal health workforce with “Momnibus”

Baldwin and Moore seek to diversify maternal health workforce with “Momnibus” bill

Milwaukee’s 1969 strike offers lessons for rebuilding today’s union movement

On the tenth anniversary of one of the darkest days in Wisconsin history — the introduction and subsequent passage of Act 10 — it’s...

Union-backed survey finds public support for unions, especially for health care...

Most Wisconsin voters support unions, particularly for health care workers, along with policies to help people recover from the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on health...

Outlook for $15-an-hour minimum wage boosted by new government report

WASHINGTON—The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office in a report Monday found a gradual increase to a $15 federal minimum wage by 2025 would reduce poverty,...

Evers proposes spending $43 million on Wisconsin agriculture

Gov. Tony Evers announced a $43 million budget proposal on Friday meant to invest in and support the Wisconsin agricultural industry through a number...

Senate Banking advances Fudge nomination to lead HUD

WASHINGTON—The Senate Banking Committee on Thursday advanced to the full Senate the nomination of U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge of Ohio as secretary of the...
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