Dem, GOP radio addresses highlight differing approaches to addressing workforce issues

In this week’s Democratic radio address, Gov. Tony Evers highlighted a $130 million investment in workforce initiatives aimed at boosting the state’s economic recovery. Meanwhile, in this week’s GOP radio address, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, discussed Republican lawmakers’ recent attempt to override Evers’ veto of a bill to cut off extra federal unemployment benefits.

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Dane County, Milwaukee officials urging return to masks as COVID-19 cases increase

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Hitt to step down as state GOP chair

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Bruce Thompson: What is MPS strategy for stimulus aid?

It's a huge opportunity to improve student achievement -- which is badly needed. What I find particularly disturbing is the lack of any mention of using part of the funds to evaluate research on what works in education.

Dan O’Donnell: Follow the science and don’t force kids to wear masks in schools

Everyone, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky said, should be masked inside schools this fall, “including teachers, staff, students and visitors, regardless of vaccination status.” This guidance is not only unsupported by the available scientific evidence; it is flatly ridiculous.

Ron Martin: Schools need help to meet kids’ needs

Teachers will be ready to meet children’s academic, social and emotional needs in our classrooms, but we can’t do it alone.

La Crosse investor sees opportunities for entrepreneurs to leverage expertise

A La Crosse-based investor sees opportunities for Wisconsin entrepreneurs to leverage industry expertise as they seek to grow their companies and secure...

Flambeau Diagnostics seeking FDA approval for mobile testing platform

A Madison-based startup called Flambeau Diagnostics is seeking FDA approval for a mobile testing platform that could expand access to rapid viral...

WMC survey highlights impact of pandemic on employers

More than half of employers responding to a recent Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce survey say they reduced staff last year due to...

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