Work & the Economy

Tougher livestock farm rule dies Ag secretary nominee pulled back regulation...

Years in the making, a plan to change the rules governing large livestock farms is dead — a side casualty of the state Senate’s...

Evers signs pipeline protest bill over critics’ objections

Gov. Tony Evers on Wednesday signed a widely supported, yet also controversial, bill escalating penalties for trespassing on pipelines and other energy and water...

Contract in hand, Milwaukee bus union looks to 2020 county elections

Lingering conflicts over funding, bus route management, and driver security could play a role in next spring's for Milwaukee County elections.

Wisconsin’s frac sand mining business hits a slump

Hi-Crush Inc. laid off 37 workers in October and November.

Pipeline bill’s backers, critics both lobby Evers as signing deadline nears

Pressure is building on Gov. Tony Evers from both backers and critics of a controversial bill that would make it a felony for protesters...

Federal bill would cap loan interest for consumers Wisconsin Republican Grothman...

Wisconsin Congressman Glenn Grothman (R-Glenbeulah) introduced bipartisan legislation this week along with several progressive co-sponsors that aimed at protecting consumers from predatory lenders.  “Just on...

Democratic report: Trump farm benefits help those who need it least

Payments the Trump administration has made to compensate farmers for losses they’ve incurred as a result of the administration’s trade policies have benefited farms...

Meet Gov. Evers’ new ag advisor, Brad Pfaff

The state Senate was able to fire former Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Secretary-designee Brad Pfaff from his dream job leading the...

Chancellor Blank and Gov. Evers lay out a $15 minimum wage...

While the push on state government to raise Wisconsin’s minimum wage from $7.25 to $15 appears to be nothing more than a Democratic pipe...

Pipeline protest bill now goes to Evers

The state Senate passed a bill escalating penalties for trespassing and vandalism at pipelines and other energy-related sites on a voice vote Tuesday, sending...
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