Posted inEconomy, Health & Welfare

Spray-painted house in Janesville, Wisconsin highlights affordable housing crisis

A message spray-painted on a two-story Janesville rental home accuses a tenant of not paying her rent. The vandalism not only makes a public spectacle of a landlord’s ongoing dispute with a renter he’s trying to evict, it also shines a light on the need for affordable housing in the city.

Posted inEconomy, Environment, Government

Mississippi River mayors gather in St. Louis, push for program to safeguard lower basin

A coalition of Mississippi River mayors is celebrating the Senate approval of a lower river basin plan. At their annual meeting in St. Louis, members of the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative (MRCTI) discussed policy priorities and strategized ways to benefit the region.

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Calls for more transparency, entrepreneurship as Ho-Chunk Nation envisions an economy beyond gaming

The Ho-Chunk Nation has a bright economic future, ripe with prospects to diversify its economy beyond gaming. That’s if the tribal government more clearly communicates with citizens and opens space for entrepreneurs and private companies to invest in tribal communities, Ho-Chunk officials and citizens said during a Wisconsin Watch event held on May 12.