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Dem U.S. Senate candidates talk economy in forum


US Capitol Dem U.S. Senate candidates in a virtual forum offered solutions to the nation’s economic woes such as adding manufacturing jobs, increasing the minimum wage and helping small businesses.

In the more than two-hour Dane County Democratic Party event last night, seven of eight candidates offered ways to address a variety of economic issues. All of the candidates responded to different questions, but most answered at least one focused on the economy and inflation. They will face off in a Dem primary next month. The winner will go on to face U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Oshkosh, who is seeking a third term.

None of the candidates made any direct attacks on others during the event.

As many across Wisconsin struggle with rising fuel prices, State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski said she would tackle part of that inflation by going after oil companies.

She said she would fine oil companies $2 million per day for profiteering, support a gas tax holiday and work to lower prescription drug prices.

“But the other thing that we’ve got to do, I will say as a mom, is look at how we can ensure people can participate in the economy,” she said. “And right now things like child care […]

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