Stories tagged: "Build Back Better"


A teacher at Community Care Preschool & Childcare in Beaver Dam teaches 2-year-olds about the parts of their face using a game and a song about snowmen. (Photo by Cara Spoto)
Wisconsin Childcare Advocates Holding Out Hope for Build Back Better

Advocates say Build Back Better is needed to rescue a childcare system in crisis that pairs high costs and low availability for parents with low pay for providers.

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The Expanded Child Tax Credit Has Lifted 45K Wisconsin Children Out of Poverty. It Will Expire Soon if Congress Doesn’t Act.

More than 1 million children in the state have benefited from the monthly payments, which will stop unless Congress extends them by Dec. 28.

Main Street in downtown Racine (Photo via Facebook/City of Racine)
Opinion: Big Business Lobbies Don’t Speak for Main Street Shops

In an op-ed, the state manager for the Main Street Alliance, argues the big lobby that claims to be pro-business in Wisconsin is bad for mom-and-pop shops.

Bridge rebuilding in Ashland County
Biden’s Infrastructure Bill Passed. Here’s What it Means for Wisconsin.

Measure expected to provide around $5.5 billion in transportation projects to Wisconsin and a variety of other job-creating improvements.

This rendering from a We Energies presentation on the proposed liquid natural gas facility posted to the town of Ixonia’s website shows a rendering of what the location will look like once construction is completed. (We Energies)
State Approves Construction of $370 Million Natural Gas Facility Despite Local, Climate Objections

The potential new natural gas plant planned near Ixonia and Whitewater comes as the climate crisis grows more urgent every day.

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Family Sees Hope for In-Home Healthcare Worker Shortage in Biden Package Being Negotiated in Congress

Legislation would increase federal funding for the kind of in-home nursing and personal care workers now in short supply and desperately in need. 

Then-Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at McGregor Industries in Dunmore, Pa., Thursday, July 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
Op-Ed: Passing ‘Build Back Better’ Is a Test of Democracy Itself

The most sweeping reforms in 50 years are being debated in Congress, and it's up to us to push it over the finish line, writes Robert Kraig of Citizen Action of Wisconsin.