Wisconsin has seen largest middle-class decline of any state, says Pew study


A new state-by-state analysis from the Pew Charitable Trusts shows that Wisconsin experienced the biggest decline in middle-class households in the country between the years 2000 and 2013, as well as saw a 14 percent decline in median household income. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Gubernatorial candidate Flynn vows to undo Walker policies


Democratic gubernatorial candidate Matt Flynn vowed Friday at a campaign stop in Eau Claire to undo several of Gov. Scott Walker’s signature policies if he can emerge from a crowded field of Democrats and topple the two-term governor. > Eau Claire Leader-Telegram

Bill would prohibit Wisconsin municipalities from enforcing local employment ordinances


The cities of Madison and Milwaukee are lobbying against a bill that would prohibit local governments from enforcing their own employment ordinances related to discrimination, hours, wages and benefits. Assembly lawmakers are set to hear public testimony on the proposal today. > Cap Times

Workers to protest Walker’s low-wage economy ahead of Wednesday’s State of the State address


Fed up with Gov. Scott Walker’s attacks on wages, working people and their unions, local fast-food and hospital workers in the “Fight for $15” will flood the Capitol in protest Jan. 24, stressing their commitment to defeat him and elect a pro-worker governor in November. > Wisconsin Gazette

Walker touts Foxconn deal as criticism grows


Gov. Walker continues to tout the planned Foxconn factory as “transformational.” He wants the state to put forth $3 billion in incentives to help the Taiwanese company build its huge plant in southeastern Wisconsin. Yet critics’ voices continue to get louder, bringing up a number of concerns about taxpayer investment, wages, and risks. > Milwaukee Public Radio