Stories tagged: "economy"


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.

Cleaning woman
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.

A jogger runs past the Midwest Paper Group mill in Combined Locks
Politics Creates Economic Illusion in Houdini’s Hometown

Whether Trump broke the economy in Appleton or is saving it may be more about feelings than facts.

Biden's climate change plan is specifically focused on building a US economy around preventing further climate change (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky).
Climate Change Will Collapse the US Economy—These Five Policies Could Stop That From Happening

Economists and financial analysts believe that climate change will likely decimate the US economy. And the only way to stop that from happening is by creating a sustainable economy that fights climate change.