I am a long-time resident of Rock County and a retiree. I have witnessed the challenges faced by our county since General Motors left and the economy took a severe downturn.
There have been reports that the national economy is recovering. I have not seen that recovery in our local or state economy. The state has reduced shared revenue to cities and counties. Unemployment is still very high. Families are struggling even if they are working full-time. People are more productive and raises are not keeping up with productivity. Private and public sector employees are not even close to getting ahead and most are one paycheck away from tragedy….Click here to ready more.