Economically distressed neighborhoods like Sherman Park abandoned

Economically distressed neighborhoods like Sherman Park abandoned by Wisconsin’s bankrupt economic strategy Milwaukee: A review of reporting by Governor Walker’s jobs agency by Citizen Action of Wisconsin could verify no job creation in or near Milwaukee’s Sherman Park neighborhood, the site of civil unrest over the weekend. As Citizen Action of Wisconsin documented in its statement Tuesday on the Sherman…

WalkerCare

Throughout his tenure, Governor Walker has recklessly taken affordable health care away from low income Wisconsinites, or left them vulnerable to losing all coverage, often at higher cost to state government. He has also consistently sided with large for­ profit insurance companies, using his power to sabotage consumer ­friendly regulations designed to rein in abusive industry practices and windfall profits….

Become a Member-Owner of the Organizing Co-op of Greater MKE!

(Did you mean to join a different Co-op? Click here instead!) By becoming a member-owner of the Citizen Action Organizing Cooperative of Greater Milwaukee, you join hundreds of other progressives in the greater Milwaukee area who are ready to organize for change. Membership contributions for the Citizen Action Organizing Cooperative can be made either monthly or annually, and you have the choice of…

WEDC report – large regional disparities

In February Citizen Action of Wisconsin released research showing major geographic and partisan disparities in the claimed impact of Governor Walker’s semi-privatized jobs agency, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC).  Today we are releasing new data posted on WEDC’s website which provides additional evidence of large regional disparities. Our analysis looks at the self-reported “jobs projected” numbers claimed by WEDC…

WEDC report – impacted jobs in Democratic and Republican Assembly Districts

As released in Citizen Action’s report – “UNEVEN DEVELOPMENT: WEDC’s Claimed Jobs Impact Leaves Many Areas of Wisconsin Behind” – shows a stark contrast in Scott Walker’s economic develop agency WEDC between impacted jobs in Democratic and Republican Assembly Districts. The major overview: While one Assembly district has over 6,000 jobs supposedly projected, 14 Assembly districts have none whatsoever. In…

5th Annual Micro Brew Fundraiser

It’s that time of year again! 5th Annual Micro Brew Fundraiser Please join us for a tasty evening of social camaraderie and a festive selection of micro brews from across the state and some hard to get out-of state selections. Thursday, Oct 24 5pm – 8pm Bay View (Terrace Party Room) 2525 S Shore Drive, Bay View RSVP [email protected] Levels:…

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Gross Mismanagement of WI Job Creation Programs

New Audit Shows Gross Mismanagement of WI Job Creation Programs Walker jobs agency so badly run it is not possible to assess effectiveness of programs Madison: A scathing new report released this morning by the Legislative Audit Bureau gives the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), the state’s lead job creation organization, a failing grade on every basic measure of program…