Economy

Posted by Mary Bottari on July 24, 2014

Surprise: Gen Opp, our favorite "nonpartisan" youth group -- funded by the Koch Brothers conduit -- is backing a favorite Koch politician.

Posted by Mary Bottari on July 17, 2014

Almost daily, Miley Cyrus can be seen in grocery store lines on the cover of entertainment magazines and gossip rags, but now Miley can be seen on a billboard denouncing higher wages.

Posted by PR Watch Admin on July 04, 2014

July 1 was a bright summer day for most of the nation, made even more so by a new tool designed to shed light on the dark money behind political advertising this year.

Posted by PR Watch Admin on July 03, 2014

Wisconsin Congressman Ron Kind has apparently never met a free trade agreement he didn't like. Note it is always a “free trade” agreement, never a “fair trade” agreement.

Posted by Mary Bottari on June 11, 2014

This July marks the three-year anniversary of the WEDC, Gov. Scott Walker's flagship economic development agency, but how has it performed ?

Posted by Mary Bottari on June 05, 2014

All across the country, public services are increasingly outsourced to private contractors in the name of efficiency and cost savings. But a new report shows that outsourcing hurts workers.

Posted by Mary Bottari on May 14, 2014

A majority of the Senate recently voted to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour recently, yet the bill failed to clear the 60 vote hurdle necessary for passage -- thanks in no small part to the political power of the National Restaurant Association, the restaurant industry's trade association.

Posted by PR Watch Admin on April 29, 2014

The Center for Media and Democracy and Progress Missouri today released a new report, "Reporters Guide to Rex Sinquefield and the Show-Me Institute," that will be an eye opener for Missouri residents and national press.

Posted by PR Watch Admin on April 15, 2014

If our leaders want to balance the budget, here’s a suggestion: Congress can scrap a new “Paris Hilton” giveaway that’s draining billions of federal tax dollars.

Posted by Mary Bottari on February 20, 2014

In 2014, for the first time in three years, the vote to extend the nation's debt ceiling did not bring the United States to the brink of default in a high-stakes game of slash and burn.

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