Economy


The children of Emily Shields, Eau Claire, are among tens of millions who benefit from a federal child tax credit that has been expanded and converted into monthly payments through the American Rescue Plan proposed by President Joe Biden and passed with only Democratic votes in Congress. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
GOP States Are Getting a Big Chunk of Biden’s Popular Child Tax Credit—Wisconsin Also Above Average

The highest monthly benefits are going to nearly a dozen states that voted for Trump. Wisconsin ranks 14th.

Downtown Milwaukee janitors secured a new union contract that guarantees a $15 minimum wage and lets any janitor in the greater Milwaukee area union-eligible. (Photo courtesy of MASH)
Wisconsin’s Labor Movement is Having a Big Moment

As Labor Day 2021 rolls around, Wisconsin workers face their greatest opportunity for wage growth and unionization in years.

The parents of Lennon, left, and Abram Stanley say their family is benefiting from the child tax credit expansion. (Photo courtesy of the Stanley family)
Wisconsin Families Seeing Benefits Two Months Into Child Tax Credit Expansion

The expanded credit, which lasts through December, is benefitting an estimated 90% of Wisconsin children.

Housing advocates worry of a surge of homelessness in Wisconsin after the US Supreme Court struck down the federal eviction moratorium. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)
‘I Don’t Know What We’re Going to Do’: Homelessness Expected to Increase After Court Ends Eviction Ban

The US Supreme Court ended the federal eviction ban Thursday amid the dangerous Delta variant surge, prompting concerns from Wisconsin housing advocates.

Downtown Milwaukee janitors secured a new union contract that guarantees a $15 minimum wage and lets any janitor in the greater Milwaukee area union-eligible. (Photo courtesy of MASH)
New Union Contract for Milwaukee Janitors Could Be a Model for the State’s Whole Service Industry

A local union leader hopes the new labor agreement serves as a baseline for all service workers in greater Milwaukee.

President Joe Biden signs the American Rescue Plan on March 11, 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
Biden Administration Adding New Connections to Education, Training, and Aid

A new website to find schools is announced as more Americans look for work, consider job changes, or monitor a big infrastructure jobs bill.

A shovel is set in place before the June 28, 2018 groundbreaking ceremony of what was originally planned as a Foxconn large flat-screen manufacturing facility. (Photo by Yichuan Cao/NurPhoto)
Wisconsin Might Have to Change a Law for Foxconn to Build Electric Vehicles in Mount Pleasant

The troubled project in Mount Pleasant has a new problem: a state law banning automakers from selling directly to consumers.