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Governor’s Guidance Gives Hints of What’s to come in Next Budget

Governor Walker has given state agencies guidance on how to develop their proposals for Wisconsin’s next budget, giving some glimpses into what the state’s 2015-17 budget might bring. 

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Governor’s Guidance Gives Hints of What’s to come in Next Budget

Governor Walker has given state agencies guidance on how to develop their proposals for Wisconsin’s next budget, giving some glimpses into what the state’s 2015-17 budget might bring. 

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Paul Ryan’s New Poverty Plan Focuses on Opportunity, but Comes up Short

Federal anti-poverty programs come under a magnifying glass in Ryan’s new proposal
Paul Ryan has a released a new poverty plan that advocates consolidating federal safety net programs and turning the money over to the states. It’s always worth taking a look at changes that could make anti-poverty program more effective, but Ryan’s approach would decrease opportunity for individuals living in poverty, not increase it.

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Paul Ryan’s New Poverty Plan Focuses on Opportunity, but Comes up Short

Federal anti-poverty programs come under a magnifying glass in Ryan’s new proposal
Paul Ryan has a released a new poverty plan that advocates consolidating federal safety net programs and turning the money over to the states. It’s always worth taking a look at changes that could make anti-poverty program more effective, but Ryan’s approach would decrease opportunity for individuals living in poverty, not increase it.

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Immigrants Offset Population and Workforce Losses in Wisconsin Cities

Immigrants are playing a very important role in boosting cities in Wisconsin and across the Midwest, according to a report issued last month.  The recent report, written by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, analyzed 2000 and 2010 decennial census data and found that the arrival of immigrants over the last decade helped reverse a trend of declining populations in cities throughout the Midwest.  

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Immigrants Offset Population and Workforce Losses in Wisconsin Cities

Immigrants are playing a very important role in boosting cities in Wisconsin and across the Midwest, according to a report issued last month.  The recent report, written by the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, analyzed 2000 and 2010 decennial census data and found that the arrival of immigrants over the last decade helped reverse a trend of declining populations in cities throughout the Midwest.  

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Johnna Sundberg: Election results need to mean something

by Johnna Sundberg
We've seen threats to the right to vote here in Wisconsin and in other states, which many consider attacks on the very notion of representative democracy.
It is critical for our nation to remain a tireless champion for human rights and democracy -- whether the threat is here, or abroad.

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Lickety Piketty: A Very Brief Guide to Income Inequality

There has been a great deal of interest this year in the subject of income inequality – as evidenced by the fact that economist Thomas Piketty’s book, “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” reached No.

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Lickety Piketty: A Very Brief Guide to Income Inequality

There has been a great deal of interest this year in the subject of income inequality – as evidenced by the fact that economist Thomas Piketty’s book, “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” reached No.

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Five Years with No Raise for Minimum Wage Workers

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the last increase in the federal minimum wage, which has been stuck at $7.25 an hour since 2009.
The minimum wage has lost about 11% of its purchasing power due to inflation since 2009, making it harder for low-paid workers to make ends meet. (In comparison, CEO compensation rose 46% between 2009 and 2013.)

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