Economy


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You’re About to Get a Tax Break Thanks to All That Pandemic Online Shopping

Out-of-state retailers paid more in Wisconsin taxes that will go toward targeted tax relief.

Woman leading the effort to recall Gov. Tony Evers admits in interview she lied to reporters. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Woman Who Organized Efforts to Recall Evers Admits She Lied to Reporters

"I like when they look dumb. They’ve drug my name through the mud."

Nutrition assistance programs for financially struggling families, once referred to as food stamps, go by several names across the country including SNAP and Wisconsin FoodShare.
Hungry Wisconsin Families Just Got a Lifeline After Congress Inaction

Reliance on food assistance was starting to drop, but rose again after Congress killed extra unemployment help.

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Minimum Wage Workers Say, ‘I Wonder How I’m Going to Make It,’ as Candidates Debate

Biden offers first pay raise in 11 years while Trump threatens a veto and offers tax cuts.

President Donald Trump breaks ground with former Gov. Scott Walker (2nd L), Foxconn CEO Terry Gou (2nd R), former U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) (R) and Christopher “Tank” Murdock (L), the first Wisconsin Foxconn employee, at a ceremony for the Foxconn Technology Group computer screen plant on June 28, 2018, in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin. Foxconn had committed to build a $10 billion plant in what it has named the Wisconn Valley Science and Technology Park, and to create 13,000 Wisconsin jobs. That has not yet happened. (Photo by Andy Manis/Getty Images)
Foxconn Told It Won’t Get Tax Credits Until It Signs a New Contract

Foxconn has blatantly breached its multibillion-dollar contract with the state.

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Debate Claims from Pence Gloss Over the Still-Struggling Wisconsin Economy

The rosy picture painted by the Vice President doesn’t reflect the reality of struggles for the many still unemployed and facing foreclosure.

Restaurants along King Street in downtown Madison have the benefit of a Capitol view to attract customers with outdoor seating. With winter approaching, the lack of outdoor seating will be another hit to restaurants trying to survive the pandemic. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Few Finding Recipe for Success to Keep Restaurants Thriving During Pandemic

From inflexible landlords, lack of federal assistance, and ongoing capacity caps, the business is struggling.