As reported in the Milwaukee Journal by Paul Gores on July 28, 2010 Bankruptcy filings in Wisconsin rose 16% during the first half of this year, an increase lawyers say was driven largely by consumers and small-business operators who couldn’t find enough work in the slow economy to keep up with their debts. Bankruptcy filings in Wisconsin rose 16% during the first half of this year, an increase lawyers say was driven largely by consumers and small-business operators who couldn’t find enough work in the slow economy to keep up with their debts. There were 16,021 bankruptcy petitions filed in federal court through June, compared with 13,802 during the same period a year ago. See the rest of the article at www.jsonline.com