Among Wisconsin’s jobless, Black applicants half as likely as whites to receive pandemic aid

A federal audit has uncovered what researchers into Wisconsin’s unemployment insurance system have long suspected: People of color are less likely to receive jobless compensation than their white counterparts. The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development previously told Wisconsin Watch that it lacked data to know whether its systems might favor some groups over others, such … Read more

Weekend Roundup: Wisconsin veterans home among the most troubled in the nation

Repeated violations at the Union Grove veterans home over the past five years have made the facility one of the most troubled state-run homes in the nation, an analysis by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel has found. In the past five years, Union Grove was cited for 62 violations and received fines totaling $250,000, and the … Read more