Stories tagged: "economy"


Are You “Middle Class”?

Wisconsin's middle class is shrinking. While 61% of Americans were considered "middle class" in 1971, the latest data from 2021 shows that number is down to 50%. 

Milwaukee, Madison, & Minneapolis By Train: What We Know, What We Don’t, & What’s Next

Could an old form of transportation be the key to new growth? Answers to all your questions about what it will take to expand Amtrak in Wisconsin.

Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., speaks during a news conference in Statuary Hall at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023. McCarthy rounded his first full week as House speaker in the most outwardly orderly way. There was hardly a hint of the chaotic, rebellious fight it took for the Republicans to arrive here, having barely installed him as the leader with the gavel. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)
MAGA Republicans Plan to Hold the Economy Hostage to Cut Social Security and Medicare

The debt ceiling is a numerical limit, set by Congress, on how much money the federal government can borrow to pay its bills. Increasing the debt ceiling is a routine congressional task, but Republicans want to hold it hostage to make cuts to Social Security and Medicare, even though failing to raise the limit would cause massive economic devastation.

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3 Ways to Save Money on Your 2023 Taxes

New tax brackets, standard deductions, and tax credits are now in effect, meaning more Wisconsinites can save more money on their taxes this year. 

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Gov. Evers Launches Program For People Experiencing Homelessness, Drug Addiction

The new recovery program will use Opioid Settlement Funds to help struggling Wisconsinites find affordable, safe, & stable housing.

How Much Should You Actually Be Tipping in Wisconsin? The Answer(s) May Surprise You…

Tipping used to be pretty straight-forward. Someone serves you. You tip them: 20% for a good experience and 10-15% for a bad. And then came digital tip jars...

A light dusting of snow is seen on and around the state Capitol in Madison as the Wisconsin Legislature begins its new session on Jan. 4, 2021. (Photo by Jessica VanEgeren)
Republicans May Have a Majority in the Legislature, but Democrats Have a Record of Getting Things Done 

GOP lawmakers want to use the state’s $6.6 billion surplus on tax cuts for the wealthy, but Gov. Tony Evers and Biden’s targeted investments saved the economy during the pandemic and are opening new opportunities in the future.