HAND-CURATED POSTS FROM THE WISCONSIN BLOGOSPHERE (AND SOMETIMES POINTS BEYOND)
Meanwhile, incumbent politicians declare that incumbent politicians are naturally smarter and better looking than everyone else.
Via Channel 3000.
Under Assembly Bill 15 and Senate Bill 26, a company that lost a portion of its business could seek state approval to reduce workers’ hours. A firm that lost 20 percent of its business could identify a group of affected workers and cut them back to four days a week, instead of laying off 20 percent of them, Griffiths said. Those whose hours were reduced could collect unemployment benefits to replace some of their lost wages, and benefits would not be affected, Griffiths said.
The sobering report shows the state’s work force has failed to keep up with even the weak growth seen in the rest of the country since the 2001 recession.
Since 1996, the state has outperformed the nation in creating jobs only 27% of the time. That’s a marked reversal from the late 1980s and early 1990s, when the state consistently beat the national growth rates.
From June 2010 to June 2012, the state logged 2.3% job growth, below the 2.8% posted by the country as a whole.
Fracking in Pennsylvania, mining in Wisconsin.
Via Wisconsin Happy Farm.
42nd in the nation, down even from prior, 37th-place ranking.
Only makes sense as a rhetorical question.
Via Brookfield Patch.
$4.89, rounded up.
Via WI DNR.
Near the bottom.
Nothing like an independent and impartial analysis to boost a school’s academic reputation.