A new study from the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance (WISTAX) takes a look at job growth rates across the state rather than considering the state as a whole. The study paints a clearer picture of where Wisconsin is at jobs-wise and how it compares to the rest of the nation.
The devastation caused by Super Typhoon “Haiyan” in the Philippines and tornadoes in the Midwest has prompted many relief organizations to ramp up their efforts to raise funds to help the storm victims. But in times of such a tragedy, legitimate relief organizations aren’t the only ones that ask for donations, warns the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (DFI).
Republicans Jessie Rodriguez (R-Franklin, 21st AD) and Bob Kulp (R-Stratford, 69th AD) won their special election races for the State Assembly on November 19. Meanwhile the winner of the special Republican primary special in District 82, Ken Skowronski (R-Franklin) will prepare to face John Hermes (D-Greendale) in the general special election on December 17.
Last week appeared to be the unofficial kick-off to the November 2014 campaign season. It marked a year out from 2014’s November 4 Election Day, it saw the end of the 2013 off-year elections around the United States, and we got our latest glimpse of the Marquette Poll, which explores statewide races and issues in Wisconsin.
Iron ore mining features heavily in Wisconsin’s history, but that is not the only type of mining the state is known for. Wisconsin has long been considered one of the nation’s best sources of industrial sand and stone. While many quarries have dotted the landscape for past 100 years, the sand mining boom in Western Wisconsin has taken the state’s production to a new level. Senate Bill 349/Assembly Bill 476, relating to the regulation of nonmetallic mining, is designed to address some of the industry’s growing pains.