The leader of Democrats in the Wisconsin Senate said Wednesday that county voters who reject raising local sales taxes "aren't smart," a comment she stood by during the panel discussion but later called a "poor choice of words."
Wisconsin Democratic leaders expressed hope Monday that President Donald Trump's executive order requiring states to pay for a quarter of additional unemployment benefits won't stand and that Congress will reach a deal on a broader relief package to help cash-strapped schools, governments and others.
Wisconsin lost nearly 4,000 manufacturing jobs in 2016. Adding injury to injury, the GOP is forcing workers to pay off the insiders who eliminated the jobs with 300 million hard-earned tax dollars every year.
Responding to complaints about new work-search rules, a state advisory panel is considering increasing the amount of time laid-off workers can continue to receive unemployment benefits without having to look for new jobs.