The Joint Finance Committee has long allowed members to anonymously block projects, but some want to rein in its dubious practice of not holding hearings
Author Archives: Jacob Resneck / Wisconsin Watch
Jacob Resneck joined the Center in 2022 via Report for America, covering threats to democracy with an emphasis on rights in the workplace. Previously, he worked in Juneau, Alaska as an editor and reporter for the nonprofit public media consortium CoastAlaska. Before that he spent more than eight years abroad reporting from Germany, Turkey, the Balkans and Middle East. He’s also worked for weekly and daily newspapers in rural Northern California where he grew up and New York’s Adirondack Mountains. He now lives in Oshkosh with his wife, a poet and teacher and their two young children.
In rural Wisconsin, former employees lift curtain on troubled crypto mine
An energy intensive Bitcoin mining operation in Park Falls can’t replace a once vibrant paper mill, but it has created new conflicts and a cautionary tale.
Wisconsin clerks face challenges as voter skepticism becomes new reality
Ahead of midterm elections, the GOP has signed up more than 5,000 election workers, three times as many as 2020, in response to demand for ballot scrutiny.
In search for illegal Wisconsin votes, activists uncover gaps — but no plot
Elections officials agree the system to track ‘incompetent’ voters needs fixing, but claims by conservative groups of thousands of ineligible voters are overblown
Wisconsin workers show renewed energy after decade of anti-union laws
Formerly unionized employees switch tactics, using a collective voice to force change. And private sector efforts to organize are on the rise, union leaders say.
Workers lost ground on wages in wake of Wisconsin’s anti-labor laws
One labor leader says the state’s ‘right-to-work’ law made his union stronger. But others say the laws favor corporations and their CEOs — not workers.
Glossary of terms related to Wisconsin unions
A glossary of terms related to Wisconsin unions.
Oshkosh Defense sent a big contract to the non-union South. Will it keep future jobs in Wisconsin?
Despite tens of millions in state and local government incentives, the Wisconsin company is steering billions of dollars of work away from its namesake city.
Among Wisconsin’s jobless, Black applicants half as likely as whites to receive pandemic aid
Wisconsin’s unemployment insurance system buckled for many during the pandemic, with people of color less likely than whites to receive federal help, an audit found.