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Pandemic’s return adds new pressure on child care, working families

BY: - September 1, 2021

As COVID-19 infections in Wisconsin have once again been rising dramatically, the resurgent pandemic has put new pressure on child care providers and the parents who are counting on them. Across the state, providers strapped for staff have had to cut back on how many children they can take. Some report that their current strain […]

One employer’s answer to the hospitality hiring crunch: Union? Yes!

BY: - August 7, 2021

While other hospitality industry operators bemoan that their cupboard is bare when they try to hire workers, the owners of one Milwaukee venue are pursuing a dramatically different approach.  Bounce Milwaukee and the Milwaukee Area Service & Hospitality Workers union (MASH) announced an agreement Friday that sets the stage for Bounce to reopen in the […]

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Assembly Republicans vote to cut federal unemployment pay

BY: - June 10, 2021

Over two days this week, from the meeting room of the Legislature’s budget committee to the floor of the state Assembly, lawmakers of both political parties held an extended argument about the government’s role in fostering economic prosperity. Wednesday’s Assembly vote, with all 60 Republicans in favor of a bill ending the $300 federal unemployment […]

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Evers Cabinet secretaries meet business

BY: - February 27, 2020

On the annual lobbying day for the Republican-leaning Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, three cabinet secretaries appointed by Democratic Gov. Tony Evers made a pitch for why policies under his administration were good for business. At the Department of Revenue, Secretary Peter Barca promoted a proposal to double the impact of a tax credit for research […]