Gov. Tony Evers has called for the repeal of Wisconsin's right-to-work law and the restoration of prevailing-wage guarantees in public-works projects, despite critics' concerns that those proposals could become a drag on the state's economy.
Gov.-elect Tim Walz continues to express support for raising Minnesota's gas tax to better address the state's infrastructure and transit needs, but some policy observers want lawmakers to put the brakes on the idea.
Michigan officials this month hope to put the finishing touches on a blueprint for spending hundreds of millions of dollars in surplus revenue, a large chunk of which is expected to go to the state’s neglected roads and bridges.
A federal farm bill that would have stiffened work requirements on those receiving nutritional help was defeated earlier this month, even as new research argued such requirements would help free aid recipients from government dependency.