I want to ask a question about rising prices. This winter, Wisconsin families can expect to pay at least a hundred dollars more than last winter to heat their homes. At the same time a gallon of gas costs 75 cents more since last year. And a grocery store receipt is likely around 10% higher. How would you help people who are struggling to keep up?
- The most recent Marquette Law School Poll found 68% of registered voters were “very concerned” about inflation, and 25% said they were “somewhat concerned.”
- The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel says most Wisconsinites can expect to pay $20 to $30 more per month for heating this winter.
- The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says the Consumer Price Index, the key indicator of inflation, is up 8.2% over the last year.