Work & the Economy

Ag nominee Vilsack battles skepticism from Black farmers ahead of confirmation...

WASHINGTON—Tom Vilsack, the president’s pick to lead the Agriculture Department, will likely face questions about his treatment of Black farmers and his record on...

Report finds benefits for economy, health in universal paid sick leave...

While vaccines have been slowly rolling out for COVID-19 and state lawmakers are debating whether to throw out Wisconsin’s statewide mask requirement, a new...

Wisconsin unemployment: I was lost, will I be found? "When the...

In the 1920s, Progressive reformers in Wisconsin pushed for the creation of numerous workplace protections and workers' compensation and unemployment soon became the focal...

Buttigieg puts greenhouse gas reduction at center of Biden transportation policy...

Former South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg offered an unapologetic defense of President Joe Biden’s vision for improved transportation and greenhouse gas reductions during a...

GOP rejects special session on unemployment

Gov. Tony Evers cited fixing the unemployment insurance (UI) benefits system as a high priority during his State of the State speech on Jan....

GOP lawmakers turn a cold shoulder to Evers special session call...

Updated 1/13/2021, 4:25 PM Making good on one of his State of the State promises, Gov. Tony Evers unveiled bills Wednesday to revamp the state’s...

Unemployment backlog cleared for regular cases, challenges remain  Evers appoints a...

The state has cleared its backlog of unemployment claims — though the feat does not include claims for additional pandemic assistance. Amy Pechacek, the new...

U.S. House approves $2,000 stimulus checks backed by Trump

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives approved a measure Monday evening to send $2,000 stimulus checks to many Americans, embracing a call from...

Buttigieg to inherit a crumbling network of roads, subways and rails...

Pete Buttigieg as the incoming pick for U.S. transportation secretary would take office at a time when both state and local officials are deeply...

Republicans won in rural Wisconsin again, now comes the hard part...

In a time of overlapping crises, rural Wisconsin shifted further to the right in 2020, voting overwhelmingly for President Donald Trump by often higher...
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