June 24, 2014 - 5:15pm
Home prices in Wisconsin have been steadily increasing in Wisconsin over the past two years. Photo: Lexi Longstreet (CC-BY-NC-ND).
Home sales in Wisconsin are slightly down from last year, although the average value of a house continues to rise.
June 23, 2014 - 8:15pm
A home that was heavily damaged by a recent tornado in Verona. Photo: Shamane Mills/WPR News.
State consumer protection officials say a new “storm chaser” law aims to reduce insurance fraud after damage from storms, and gives homeowners a right to cancel a contract within three days.
June 23, 2014 - 2:45pm
The Milwaukee-based Wisconsin Energy Corporation has proposed acquiring the parent company of Green-Bay based Wisconsin Public Service, a move that would unite two of the Midwest's major energy companies.
June 23, 2014 - 9:30am
A concerned citizen in Eau Claire County says a loophole in state law could allow frac sand companies to avoid the costs of reclaiming their mines. County officials have investigated the claim and say he’s right.
June 20, 2014 - 4:45pm
A capped exploratory drill site at the proposed iron ore mine site in northern Wisconsin. Photo: Tegan Wendland / WisconsinWatch.org
Northern Wisconsin’s Chippewa Federation is asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to stop all mine permitting activity in the Penokee range.
June 20, 2014 - 9:00am
Gov. Scott Walker talked about his 250,000 jobs pledge frequently in the earlier stages of in his governorship. Photo: Gage Skidmore (CC-BY-SA).
Gov. Scott Walker memorably pledged to help the private sector create 250,000 new jobs in four years; as his term nears its close, numbers show that the state is about 150,000 short of reaching that goal.
June 19, 2014 - 10:15am
Wisconsin ranked 37th in the nation in private-sector job growth in 2013, trailing the United States as a whole and most of its Midwest neighbors, according to a state report.
June 18, 2014 - 6:15pm
The WRA says that an increased minimum wage would mean restaurants would have to pass on costs to the consumer. Photo: Gorgeoux (CC-BY-SA).
The Wisconsin Restaurant Association has released a study that says more than 16,000 jobs would be lost with a higher minimum wage -- an estimate that supports of a higher wage are calling into question.
June 18, 2014 - 8:00am
In his 2010 campaign for governor, Scott Walker made a “Brown Bag Promise” to voters to run state government more like the way they run their own lives. It was a vague promise, but Walker included enough specifics so that four years later, it's possible to measure how he did.
June 17, 2014 - 8:45pm
La Crosse is the latest community to join the Wisconsin Main Street Program, which helps municipalities develop their downtown districts.