Join the State “Joint Finance Committee” public budget hearings

Join the State “Joint Finance Committee” public budget hearings… 1. Janesville, Friday April 5th 2. Milwaukee, Thursday April 11th 3. River Falls, Monday April 15th 4. Green Bay, Wednesday April 24th Address and exact time TBA. How do use the invite link: Invite others on Facebook (in a very particular way!) If you have a Facebook profile, a very helpful tactic is…

Rural Wisconsin is in big trouble

Rural Wisconsin is in big trouble. Wisconsin farmers are beset with ongoing low prices and loss of vital foreign markets (Trump’s trade wars). The state has lost over 700 family dairy farms in an economy that isn’t working. And, the resultant economic fallout is threatening small towns. Community banks, family businesses and local health care providers will be hit hard,…

60% of WEDC supported corporations have failed to meet job creation goals

14,000 jobs deficit for existing corporate tax credits and loans greater than the direct jobs claimed for the Foxconn deal 60% of WEDC supported corporations have failed to meet job creation goals. STATEWIDE: On a media call today Citizen Action of Wisconsin, State Rep. Amanda Stuck, and State Rep. Jonathan Brostoff released a new analysis of Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation…

Communities in economic distress need job creation strategies at the scale of the problem

Communities in economic distress need job creation strategies at the scale of the problem Milwaukee: At a news event in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park Neighborhood today elected officials and community leaders spoke out about revelations that the jobs agency created by Governor Walker, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), misrepresented its impact on jobs in the area.

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…