Stories tagged: "unemployment"


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.

Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President 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

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., wears a face mask to protect against the spread of the new coronavirus as he walks to the Senate chamber after meeting with Vice President Mike Pence and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
If You Get Unemployment Benefits, You Need to Read This

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the GOP will not extend the added $600 weekly benefit when it expires at the end of July.

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An Extra $600 Per Week In Unemployment Pay Is Here

Now 460,000 jobless in the state, they will see the extra cash beginning with this week’s claims.