Wisconsin sees a surge in barriers to slow lakefront erosion. But such structures are temporary and may harm downstream beaches.
Amid utilities’ resistance, Wisconsin proposal would clear barrier for third-party rooftop solar
Wisconsin is the only state where third-party solar ownership has been blocked, advocates say. Legal uncertainty has prevented property owners from using the financing model.
‘The water always wins’: Calls to protect shorelines as volatile Lake Michigan inflicts heavy toll
Wisconsin’s Great Lakes communities expect to spend $245 million in five years to protect shorelines as a climate ‘tug of war’ drives extreme shifts in water levels.
A Fox Valley builder provides affordable housing. It’s not easy.
Expert says, ‘middle income, workforce housing price point for ownership has just disappeared’ in Wisconsin. Here’s how one builder is trying to meet the need.
People with disabilities sue to overturn Wisconsin law denying them unemployment benefits
Eight plaintiffs receiving Social Security Disability Insurance payments say the state is illegally discriminating against them by banning them from jobless aid.
Will the end of pandemic-related unemployment benefits ease Wisconsin’s worker shortage?
This $300 a week in enhanced benefits has been a lifeline for many left jobless by COVID-19, but it has become the source of a hot partisan debate.
‘It’s all or nothing’: A small pay bump can cut benefits for Wisconsin workers
A 25-cent raise threatens loss of needed benefits for some low-income families, making it hard to get ahead.
Wisconsin cities look to basic income to close racial, other wealth gaps
Following the lead of presidential candidate Andrew Yang, cities in Wisconsin and elsewhere are providing residents a basic income. Will the trend grow?
Could ‘baby bonds’ close Wisconsin’s racial wealth gap?
Setting aside government money at birth for all children has been tried both inside and outside of the United States — and even in Wisconsin. Not everyone is a fan.
Help wanted: Northeast Wisconsin businesses hard-pressed for workers as COVID-19 pandemic worsens labor shortage
Across Wisconsin, employers say finding workers is their number one headache. The struggle existed before the COVID-19 pandemic, but the problem has intensified as the U.S. economy roars back to life.
Retiring Baby Boomers, declining birth rates spur ‘Help Wanted’ signs in Wisconsin
ong before COVID-19 wreaked havoc on the economy, experts warned of two demographic storms on the horizon that would present major challenges for Wisconsin employers.
Raising Wisconsin’s minimum wage would significantly cut poverty. So why is it still $7.25?
Thousands of residents in Wisconsin — many of them people of color — would see a higher standard of living if politicians raised the long-stalled minimum wage.