April 3, 2014 - 6:30pm
Tyler Forks, near the proposed mining area in the Penokee Hills. Photo: Tegan Wendland/WCIJ.
Sen. Bob Jauch, D-Poplar, and Rep. Janet Bewley, D-Ashland, are calling on Gov. Scott Walker to move quickly to appoint members to a committee responsible for dispersing money to several northern Wisconsin communities near a proposed iron ore mine
April 3, 2014 - 11:00am
Once Amazon has a physical distribution center in Wisconsin, it will begin collecting sales tax on purchases from Wisconsin residents. (Amazon neither ships nor collects taxes on live cats.) Photo: Stephen Woods (CC-BY)
A new study by the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance shows Wisconsin isn't losing as much sales tax revenue through internet sales as first thought.
April 2, 2014 - 3:00pm
Voters in many Wisconsin communities approved referenda on public projects in Tuesday's elections – perhaps a sign that property tax payers are more willing to spend money now than they were a few years ago
April 2, 2014 - 10:45am
Gov. Scott Walker, left, and Mary Burke, right.
While Gov. Scott Walker has touted changes in income tax withholding, Democrat Mary Burke says a tax reduction based on a projected budget surplus is too risky.
April 1, 2014 - 3:15pm
Wisconsin will begin taking less money out of worker paychecks starting Tuesday. Photo: 401(K) 2012 (CC-BY-SA).
Starting Tuesday, the state of Wisconsin is going to take less out of worker's paychecks, as withholding tables undergo change for the first time since 2009.
March 31, 2014 - 6:45pm
Hurley, the county seat of Iron County. Royal Broil (CC-BY-SA).
With 10 seats contested on the Iron County Board and groups like Americans for Prosperity weighing in on the race, the county clerk expects voter turnout as high as 40 percent on Tuesday.
March 31, 2014 - 4:15pm
Americans United For Change is taking their bus tour around the country, advocating for an increase to the federal minimum wage.
A bus full of advocates in favor of a minimum wage hike made a stop in Milwaukee Monday afternoon. They're asking Republican lawmakers to vote in favor of raising the wage to $10.10 an hour.
March 30, 2014 - 12:00pm
An oil rig in North Dakota. Photo: Tim Evanson (CC-BY-SA)
Unions in the Dakotas have begun trying to attract workers who are willing to commit to living in the region. Said one spokesperson: “We want the Wisconsin and the Minnesota workers to go back home.”
March 28, 2014 - 8:00pm
Backers of a bill to loosen regulation on charitable raffles say they're disappointed that Gov. Scott Walker vetoed it, but they plan to tweak the bill and try again next year to get it passed.
March 28, 2014 - 10:30am
The Department of Natural Resources is asking for $250,000 more from Gogebic Taconite for expenses. That's from work done by DNR staff on the proposed open pit iron ore mine in the Penokee Hills. Last July, GTAC sent the state $100,000 to the DNR to cover expenses for evaluation and monitoring of...