Stories tagged: "unemployment"


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.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester), center, is flanked by Rep. Mark Born (R-Beaver Dam), left, and Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) during a press conference before an attempt to override 
Gov. Tony Evers' veto of a bill to prematurely end the $300-a-week federal unemployment benefit. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
Unemployed Wisconsinites Will Keep $300 Boost After Republicans Fail to End It

The vote to override Gov. Tony Evers’ veto of the bill failed along party lines. The boost will remain until its original September expiration date.

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.

Qwashala Harris, left, and Kayleigh Hughes say they take issue with Republicans' assertion that unemployed people are choosing to stay home because of the extra $300 per week provided by federal COVID-19 relief. (Photos submitted)
GOP Lawmakers Didn’t Pass a Bill for 300 Days During COVID. Now They Want to Take $300 per Week From the Unemployed.

Contrary to Republican talking points, the unemployed aren’t sitting back on the couch and rolling in cash.

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Suburban Job Growth in Wisconsin Was Bad Under Trump—Even Before the Pandemic

Think tank analysis shows how the Obama recovery was being allowed to fizzle out in the suburban counties of key battleground states.

Then-Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden speaks at McGregor Industries in Dunmore, Pa., Thursday, July 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)
This Is How Joe Biden Plans to Remake the American Economy

Biden said his new $700 billion plan would rebuild the American economy, spur innovation, and create as many as five million new jobs in the United States.

Hospitality workers wait in line in a basement garage to apply for unemployment benefits
May Was Better Than April, But Wisconsin’s Budget Is Hemorrhaging

Unemployment ran 1,099% above same period in 2019