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Republican Tax Plan Would Raise Taxes on Most Wisconsin Small Businesses, According to Analysis

The Biden administration estimates 52% of small business owners in the state would face a tax hike under Sen. Rick Scott’s plan, with the typical business paying an extra $700 per year in taxes.

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Based on Aid Distribution, Evers Shows Up as Among the Most Pro-Small Business Governors

Wisconsin gets a smaller portion of federal help compared to other states but is investing more of it in the state and local economies.

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AOC Gets the USPS to Admit Oshkosh Defense Had No Plans to Create Its New Jobs in Wisconsin

Critics accuse the company of bait and switch for winning a big government contract based on its experienced union workforce—but choosing to create non-union jobs in South Carolina.

Kohl's ShopKo Tammy Baldwin
Baldwin Points to ShopKo as a Warning to Kohl’s Not to Sell Out to Vulture Capitalism

Senator urges department store chain to avoid private equity firms that would benefit from steering it toward a lucrative bankruptcy.

In this photo supplied by Sen. Tammy Baldwin's office, the Wisconsin Democrat hosts a forum with residents of Brokaw in 2016 about the closing of a paper mill years earlier and her proposed legislation to increase transparency of stock purchases by activist hedge funds that frequently take control of a company and sell off assets in order to maximize their investment.
Sen. Tammy Baldwin Gets a Victory in the Fight Against Hedge Fund Vulturism

Prompted by the closure of the paper mill in Brokaw a decade ago, the SEC plans to tighten rules on secret stock positions.

A private equity takeover of Kohl's Corp. could hurt the Wisconsin-based department store chain and its 110,000 employees. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)
Private Equity Takeover Could Hurt Kohl’s and Its Employees

The Wisconsin-based department store chain employs 110,000 nationwide and 4,000 at its corporate headquarters.

Clayton Rud (right) and another Raven Software employee hold up signs outside of the Raven offices as they demand the reinstatement of the people facing layoffs next month. (Photo by JT Cestkowski)
Workers Protest Sudden Layoffs at Middleton-Based ‘Call of Duty’ Developer

Raven Software quality assurance employees say they’ll be let go in January in a move aimed at “saving pennies.”