Stories tagged: "economy"


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.

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.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) listens as Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers delivers the governor's State of the State speech at the state Capitol Jan. 22, 2020, in Madison, Wis. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Republicans Wrongly Take Credit for $4.4 Billion Surplus. They Could Actually Cost the State Nearly $4 Billion.

Democrats mock GOP for trying to take credit for billions in surplus while simultaneously trying to strip away policies that led to the extra money.

Jon Seybold and Ron Kind speak
Wisconsin Restaurant Owners Hungry for More Pandemic Aid

Demand for federal funding far outpaces dollars available for eateries because so much business was lost during the pandemic.

In this file photo from August 2020, recipients line up in their vehicles in a church parking lot in Cameron, WI, for surplus food from grocery stores.
Opinion: Want to Truly Recover From COVID? We Need an Economic Justice Bill of Rights

Freshmen state Reps. Hong and Shelton say the coronavirus recession shows the need to establish basic safeguards for all.

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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.

Immigrants provide an important economic engine in the United States, which bipartisan economy experts have repeatedly shown. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has made boosting immigration a cornerstone of his platform, in contrast to President Trump (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images).
Biden Plans to Increase Immigration Again. This Could Be the Economic Boost the US Needs.

The Trump administration has slashed immigration. Bipartisan experts—and Biden—say boosting immigration will stimulate the economy at a time when the United States needs it most.