Work & the Economy

Wisconsin Farm Bureau president: Reporters misquoted Sonny Perdue

The president of the Wisconsin Farm Bureau accused Wisconsin reporters of misleading the public by not accurately quoting U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue...

Hemp: “Wisconsin’s comeback crop”

Cannabis remains a contentious topic in Wisconsin, be it for medicinal use or full legalization. But Wisconsin’s 2017 Act 100 and the federal 2018...

Elder poverty rising in Wisconsin

The median retirement account balance of working-age Americans is $0. And elder poverty is on the rise in Wisconsin with longer retirements, rising healthcare...

The teacher’s life: K-12 teachers plagued with high college debt, low...

Young teachers attempting to start their careers with K-12 students are burdened by high college debt, which might be one more factor behind the teacher...

Second chances: No apology from Perdue Rather than address his anti-small...

U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue made national headlines on Tuesday when he visited America’s Dairyland and went to the World Dairy Expo to...

Perdue to small farmers: Stop whining, your demise is inevitable Trump's...

You really have to hand it to U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, he can callously joke about farmers being “whiners” and consistently show how...

Bipartisan bill divides unions, environmentalists Bill ratchets up penalties for ‘trespassing’...

Legislation that would make it a felony to trespass on pipeline and other energy sites is exposing some divisions among Democrats and making allies...

Kaul, other AG colleagues condemn food stamp cuts

Calling a Trump administration proposal to cut up to 3.6 million people off from Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits “nothing short of cruel,”...

Rival restaurant lobby says it wants to put employees first Founder...

When teacher-turned-restaurant-proprietor Ryan Clancy attended his first restaurant industry lobbying day, he was already a little skeptical of the organization that purported to represent...

GM strike ripples through Wisconsin Automaker's presence is minuscule here, but...

In Wisconsin, GM is just a shadow of what it was, but for workers the strike has a long reach.
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