Loss of Federal Unemployment Stimulus Will Devastate Wisconsin Working Families, lead to over 65,000 additional jobs losses

For Immediate Release– July 24, 2020 Contacts: Robert Kraig (414) 322-5324, [email protected] Kevin Kane (414) 550 8280, [email protected] New Report: Loss of Federal Unemployment Stimulus Will Devastate Wisconsin Working Families, lead to over 65,000 additional jobs losses Report finds every metropolitan area to see substantial job loss as families lose funds. STATEWIDE: On a media webinar today Citizen Action of…

Medicaid/BadgerCare Expansion Better for Addressing Opioid Crisis Report

New report shows anti-opioid medications much more affordable for those with BadgerCare coverage than marketplace health insurance Taking federal Medicaid dollars to expand BadgerCare would remove financial barriers to opioid treatment The report shows that out-of-pocket costs for anti-opioid medications are often unaffordable on the private health insurance marketplace, costing as much as 72 times more than they do for…

Minnesota vs Wisconsin (vs BadgerCare) 2019

New federal data shows allowing Wisconsinites to buy-into Badgercare as a “Public Option” would slash premiums and deductibles. Data also shows gap with Minnesota is widening. For previous year data, click here or here On a media call on Oct 31st, Citizen Action of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Federation of Nurses & Health Professionals released a new analysis which has major implications…

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…

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….

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…

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…