January 27, 2014 - 10:30am
Spending on hired labor increased by almost $100 million in Wisconsin in 2013. Photo: Public domain.
As operations expand and wages increase, farms in Wisconsin are spending more on hired labor.
January 24, 2014 - 5:30pm
Activists may snow-shoe into off-limits areas in the Penokee Hills this weekend as Gogebic Taconite prepares to begin exploratory drilling in the area.
January 24, 2014 - 4:00pm
Some retailers have reported that prices have hit $4 per gallon. Photo: State of California.
With prices soaring and retailers left with empty tanks, state leaders are discussing ways to help areas in Wisconsin where homeowners are struggling with a propane shortage.
January 24, 2014 - 3:30pm
Above, construction on the 17th Street Bridge in Two Rivers. The outlook for the Wisconsin construction industry in 2014 is more optimistic than it was last year. Photo: Lester Public Library (CC-BY-NC-SA)
A business forecast by the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) says that for 2014, the national outlook for construction is more optimistic than it was last year.
January 24, 2014 - 2:15pm
Above, the Lac-Mégantic trail derailment from July of 2013 was responsible for the deaths of 42 people near Quebec City, Canada. Photo: Sûreté du Québec (CC-BY-SA)
After a series of accidents involving oil trains over the past year, Governor Walker has called upon the state's railroad commissioner to hold a meeting with freight train companies to discuss rail safety.
January 24, 2014 - 8:45am
Candidate for governor Mary Burke.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke said it's irresponsible for Gov. Scott Walker to propose cutting taxes while ignoring Wisconsin's growing debt, but she favors part of Walker's plan.
January 23, 2014 - 6:45pm
Wisconsin produced a record 27.7 billion pounds of milk in 2013. Photo: DNR
Wisconsin’s dairy industry continued to break production and revenue records in 2013, and researchers predict that those trends will continue. According to this year’s Status of Wisconsin Agriculture report produced by the University of Wisconsin, a record 27.7 billion pounds of milk was produced...
January 23, 2014 - 5:45pm
Whereas the Assembly has enough votes from members of the GOP to pass Walker's tax cuts, the Senate currently does not. Photo: RAHurd (CC-BY-SA)
Gov. Scott Walker said he thinks state lawmakers will eventually support his proposed tax cuts even if they add to Wisconsin's structural deficit. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said after Walker's State of the State speech that he didn't have the votes yet to pass Walker's plans. Several...
January 23, 2014 - 3:15pm
Gov. Scott Walker outlined an employment initiative in Wednesday night's State of the State. Photo: Gage Skidmore (CC-BY-SA)
Gov. Scott Walker outlined an initiative in Wednesday night's State of the State address for improving employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
January 23, 2014 - 12:00pm
State lawmakers introduced a new bill Wednesday that would prohibit employers from discriminating against the unemployed when hiring.