Contributions by Scott Gordon

Wisconsin's private sector job growth ranked 33rd in the country in 2016, according to detailed numbers released Wednesday by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics. The data provides the most thorough picture yet of job creation since Gov. Scott Walker took office in 2011.More
Wisconsin's municipal drinking-water systems have tens of thousands of lead pipes in communities around the state, and there is growing pressure to get rid of them.More
Between January and June 2017, more than 20 inches of rain fell in Wisconsin, enough to make the first-half of the year the second wettest on record.More
Beyond the short-term economic ups and downs that come with any activity tied to the energy industry, what happens over the long run at the sites where frac sand is mined?More
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Wisconsin is quietly becoming a regional powerhouse in fish and shrimp farming, an industry that supplies about half of the seafood people eat around the world.More
The creature primarily responsible for infecting people with the bacteria that causes Lyme disease is the black-legged tick, often called the deer tick. When it comes to the tick's life cycle, though, deer aren't the most important animals it encounters in Wisconsin.More
Wisconsin's response to a request from the Trump administration on voter data was less colorful than that of some other states.More
Years of misconduct and mismanagement are forcing Wisconsin to make some concrete decisions about how juvenile inmates are treated.More
Milwaukee's first community of Mexican immigrants flourished briefly but was shattered by the tragedy of the Great Depression.More
The refugee resettlement process in the United States is wracked by uncertainty.More
When Wisconsin's legislature crafts the state budget every two years, it relies in part on state income tax payments from about 2.5 million households.More