State activists gather at Capitol to fight for workers’ rights


Over 150 people converged on the Capitol Square Saturday for the Working People’s Day of Action, with protesters’ signs carrying slogans like “Stop the War on Workers” and “Unrig the System,” while some held banners for progressive groups like the International Socialist Organization and the Poor People’s Campaign. > Daily Cardinal

Assembly adopts $6.8 million package to attract millennials


The Assembly approved a $6.8 million advertising campaign to attract young workers and veterans to Wisconsin. The funding expands a WEDC advertising campaign from Chicago to other Midwestern cities, but Democrats say it’s the wrong strategy to attract young people to Wisconsin. > Wisconsin State Journal

Chicagoans to Wisconsin: Thanks but no thanks—we’ll take the train


Chicagoland commuters weigh in on the ad campaign launched by Gov. Scott Walker and the WEDC that urges passengers to ditch the hassles of public transit and move to the Badger State. > Chicago Reader

State GOP bills seek to reduce workers’ rights and ban transgender protections


Two measures advanced by Republican lawmakers would ban local governments from enacting employment regulations that differ from state law. Among other things, the bills would prevent municipalities from setting local living wages or outlawing discrimination against transgender citizens. > Wisconsin Gazette

Right-wingers, including in our high court, keep dragging our state down


The five conservatives on the Supreme Court, who owe their offices to obscene campaign contributions and attack ads financed by in-state and out-of-state corporate interests, delivered yet another blow last week to Wisconsin unions’ ability to represent workers. > Cap Times

Free UW tuition for modest-income families, and possible grants for out-of-state students who stay in Wisconsin


UW-Madison has pledged to provide incoming freshmen with four years’ free tuition if they come from families making $56,000 or less. (AP News)  Meanwhile, the state legislature is considering a bill to offer grants to out-of-state UW students if they live and work in Wisconsin for at least two years after graduation. (Wisconsin Public Radio)

Northern lawmakers have different views on need to reform state welfare


A pair of northern Wisconsin lawmakers have different views on reforming the state’s welfare system. For state Rep. Romaine Quinn (R-Barron), the package responds to a worker shortage, while Democrats are critical of calling a special session during an election year for measures that could have been handled in last year’s state budget. > Wisconsin Public Radio