Work & the Economy

Will taxpayers give Foxconn $172,000 – $290,000 per job? Upjohn analysis...

Foxconn jobs may cost state taxpayers between $172,000 to $290,000 per job and Wisconsin might only receive benefits equal to only about one-fifth of...

The fight to save workers’ pensions Legislation aims to stave off...

Eight years into his retirement, Bob Amsden got a letter in October 2015 that threatened to upend his life. The lifetime retirement pension was promised...

Summer work program abused New report: “Shining a Light on Summer...

A special visa program to bring short-term visitors to the U.S. has ballooned into “a source of cheap and exploitable labor,” says a new...

Baldwin pushes climate-ready infrastructure

Rebuilding roads, bridges and other infrastructure projects after they are wiped out by storms, floods and other disasters is increasingly urgent as climate change...

Milk: Too Much of a Good Thing To fix the dairy...

Our cup runneth over. In 2018 Wisconsin dairy farmers produced a record 30.6 billion pounds of milk. That’s billion with a “b.” We’ve been...

If GateHouse swallows Gannett, what will that mean for Wisconsin?

A looming media mega-merger is likely to cast a long shadow over Wisconsin journalism. The Wall Street Journal reported 10 days ago that GateHouse Media...

Happy second birthday, Foxconn

Two years ago today Foxconn announced its plan to build a new factory in Southeastern Wisconsin and a promise to employ 13,000 people in...

Rust belt leaders rip Trump for ‘selling out’ workers Sen. Tammy...

Labor allies from Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin on Thursday pushed back against President Donald Trump’s afternoon event celebrating the one-year anniversary of his executive...

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...
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