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January 07, 2019 | The America Prospect, Winter 2019

The election win wasn’t just about Congress. Many of the openings for democratic reform will be in the states.

 

“We will have people in charge who are actually interested in the project of running government well. This feels enormous, especially for the environment and social services,” says Laura Dresser, associate director of COWS(the Center on Wisconsin Strategy), a research center based at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. “Leadership that is committed to protecting water and resources, to enforcing the law and believing in science: This makes for a better Wisconsin, where state workers can actually do their jobs.” 

January 05, 2019 | Madison.com
As director of the UniverCity Alliance at UW-Madison, Gavin Luter tries to bridge the gap between academia and the “real world.”
January 04, 2019 | Mobility Lab

Despite policies meant to encourage alternatives to cars, traffic in cities has actually increased faster than population.

 

From 1990 to 2015, the metropolitan population has gone up some 30 percent while urban interstate lane miles have increased 68 percent, according to a new report, and accompanying webinar, from SSTI and the Mayors Innovation Project.

December 12, 2018 | Madison Magazine / Channel3000.com
Laura Dresser, associate director of COWS, says one key difference is that the Twin Cities metropolitan area, at 3.5 million people, is far larger than that of Milwaukee, home to 1.5 million people. Full story here.
October 09, 2018 | NextCity: Inspiring Better Cities
Wisconsin Regional Training Partnership (WRTP)/BIG STEP and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) are stepping up to discuss strategies with Invenergy.
October 03, 2018 | Madison 365
As Wisconsin becomes more and more diverse, so do its high school graduates. In 2000, for example, 10 percent of high school graduates in Wisconsin were students of color. By 2016, that number had more than doubled to 22 percent. But how are they fairing in the post-high school higher-education world?
October 03, 2018 | Wisconsin Public Radio/The Morning Show
One of the nation’s largest companies is raising its minimum wage for all of its workers. Starting next month, Amazon will pay all its American employees $15 a hour, which is more than double the federal minimum wage. But will other companies follow suit? This hour, economist breaks down the significance of Amazon’s pay hike, the economics of raising the minimum wage, and whether Wisconsin could sustain a move to $15 an hour.  
September 28, 2018 | WUWM/Milwaukee's NPR
Interview with Laura Dresser on the State of Working Wisconsin.
September 28, 2018 | WUWM/Milwaukee's NPR
A look at Wisconsin’s economic recovery since the Recession of 2008 and the people who have been left behind, and inteview with Laura Dresser on Lake Effect, WUWM’s locally-produced magazine program.
September 18, 2018 | WisCONTEXT.org

UW Study Finds Job Increases, High Productivity And Slow Wage Growth.

September 14, 2018 | Wisconsin Public Television
Here and Now interview with Laura Dresser.
Anchor Frederica Freyberg and reporter Zac Schultz engage Wisconsin's business and political leaders in conversation on the week's major news.
September 05, 2018 | Working Partnerships USA & the UC Berkeley Labor Center
To learn more about this new report and what this research tells us about automation and the future of work, visit the interactive report.
September 03, 2018 | 101.5 WIBA FM
Live from the South Central Federation of Labor's Annaul LaborFest, Associate Director Laura Dresser was interviewed about the 2018 State of Working Wisconsin.
September 03, 2018 | Milwaukee Journal Sentinel/jsonline.com

"The fight for $15 campaign has drawn attention to the minimum wage – and set a benchmark." Full article here.

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