December 16, 2014
Many of us are breathing a sigh of relief now that election ads and coverage are over for this election cycle. If you are like me, maybe you wondered how accurate those statistics you saw in the ads were. How can one politician claim jobs were added when another claims the exact opposite? Maybe you were curious where the news anchors get their information on the economy, job growth or government agency spending. I have the perfect link for you news junkies: The Wisconsin Digital Archives.
The Wisconsin Digital Archive provides one stop shopping for all those reports you hear about on the news. Curious about job growth, school achievement scores, roadway safety or anything else that pertains to Wisconsin government? Use the search box at the top of the screen to find reports and other documents that provide background, research and figures to help clarify news reports. The front page also provides links to reports that have been covered by newspapers. In addition, there are links to the newest material added to the archive.
Overall, the archive contains great resources for everyone from the new hound to the high school student looking for statistics. Stop by the website and check it out.