Deputy Editor Erik Gunn reports and writes on work and the economy, health policy, and related subjects for the Wisconsin Examiner, an affiliate of the nonprofit States Newsroom network, which includes the Florida Phoenix.
Biden takes a victory lap in Wisconsin to highlight ‘good union jobs’ from his first two years
By: Erik Gunn - February 9, 2023
President Joe Biden visited a union training school north of Madison Wednesday where he recapped his State of the Union speech in a massive shed normally used to teach apprentice laborers how to lay pipelines. A crowd of Laborers Union members, Democratic officeholders and party loyalists cheered the president as he focused his message on […]
What if the government filled out your tax form for you?
By: Erik Gunn - April 15, 2022
As midnight approaches on Monday, countless Americans will be ready to finally hit the send button on their computers to get their federal and state tax forms on their way to Uncle Sam. They’ll do that after having spent days pulling together receipts and forms, having shelled out money for computer software to help them […]
U.S. Supreme Court’s Wis. redistricting case could shape FL’s congressional map
By: Erik Gunn - March 23, 2022
MADISON, Wis. — In a ruling with possible implications for Florida, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected legislative maps Wednesday that were drawn by Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers, sending the maps back to the state Supreme Court that had approved them. The 6-2 unsigned ruling states that the state high court erred in how the majority […]