Economy


Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) listens as Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers delivers the governor's State of the State speech at the state Capitol Jan. 22, 2020, in Madison, Wis. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Wisconsin Republicans Wrongly Take Credit for $4.4 Billion Surplus. They Could Actually Cost the State Nearly $4 Billion.

Democrats mock GOP for trying to take credit for billions in surplus while simultaneously trying to strip away policies that led to the extra money.

A bill in the state legislature would eliminate a sales tax on menstrual products that many say discriminates against women.
North Carolina Women Are Taxed $8 Million a Year for Tampons. New Legislation Could End That.

North Carolina is one of 30 states that tax menstrual products but there's a push to repeal this "pink tax" that women largely pay for these essential items.

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The PlayStation 5 Proves Supply Chains Are Essential Michigan Infrastructure. Yes, Really.

Gamers and auto workers both are left in the lurch by one key component they can't get. Rep. Haley Stevens (D-Livonia) wants to make sure that crisis doesn't happen again.

Houseless children are entitled to an education in the US
Who’s Helping Virginia’s Houseless Students?

RICHMOND-Post-pandemic, Virginia districts need help reaching houseless students and money is available. But they have to ask.

In this 2016 file photo, people gather in front of a Flint, Mich. church before participating in a national march to highlight the push for clean water. (Image via Bill Pugliano/Getty Images)
NC Could Shrink Drinking Water Lead Levels Under This Federal Plan

An ambitious piece of President Joe Biden’s infrastructure proposal would replace lead pipes across the country.

Democratic candidate for Governor of Virginia Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy answers a question during a debate held in Bristol, Va., on Thursday, May 6, 2021. (David Crigger/Bristol Herald Courier via AP)
Democrats Debate: How Do You Fix the Economy in Southwest Virginia?

BRISTOL-Historically, Southwest Virginia and Southside have had the two highest poverty rates in the Commonwealth. How do you fix that?

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‘We Survived it’: Michigan Business Owner Made it Through a Year of Unpredictability

A local Michigan store owner gets a second chance of opening her business as we see economic growth with more pandemic support than ever before.