Oct 24th, 2016 by Jon Peacock
2015-16 budget balance falls short, and tax growth this fiscal year puts biennial budget further behind.
Oct 23rd, 2016 by Tamarine Cornelius
In last five years, number of children dropped 3.2% statewide, but more than 10% in many northern counties.
Oct 14th, 2016 by Tamarine Cornelius
Modern version of food stamps is powerfully effective anti-poverty tool, report finds.
Oct 7th, 2016 by Jon Peacock
Wisconsin Hospital Association’s data shows far less unpaid health care costs shifted to other systems, payers.
Oct 6th, 2016 by Tamarine Cornelius
House GOP’s 10-year plan cuts taxes for rich by $2.6 trillion while slashing programs for poor, middle class.
Oct 3rd, 2016 by Tamarine Cornelius
State prisons are way over capacity; officials propose contracting with county jails.
Sep 28th, 2016 by Tamarine Cornelius
Meanwhile, urban counties nationally and in southeast Wisconsin have decreased prison admission rates.
Sep 23rd, 2016 by Tamarine Cornelius
Marquette poll shows 51% of Wisconsinites support a large minimum wage hike.
Sep 21st, 2016 by Jon Peacock
Poverty remains well above pre-recession level, and extreme disparities continue.
Sep 20th, 2016 by Jon Peacock
But there are still 323,000 uninsured Wisconsinites.
Sep 15th, 2016 by Tamarine Cornelius
Weekly wages would be 5% higher for non-union private sector male workers if unionization was at 1979 levels.
Sep 14th, 2016 by Tamarine Cornelius
Gov. Walker's back-to-school sales tax holiday comes with a $11 million a year price tag.