Outdoor recreation has record-high $9.8B state impact last year

Outdoor recreation in Wisconsin last year hit a new record high for economic impact, adding $9.8 billion to the state GDP.  State officials yesterday announced the latest U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis figures, showing a 6.8% increase in 2022 over

Dem bill aims to establish job listing pay transparency

Rep. Jimmy Anderson is circulating legislation that would require employers to include information on pay and benefits in job listings.  The Fitchburg Dem recently sent out a co-sponsorship memo for the bill, which he says will help ensure the state

USMCA panel ruling has major implications for U.S. dairy producers

A recent ruling related to trade between the United States and Canada has “significant economic implications” for U.S. dairy producers, according to a spokesperson for Edge Dairy Farmer Cooperative.  Karen Gefvert, director of government affairs for the Green Bay-based co-op,

Report details need for more coordinated small business support in Milwaukee

The need for business coaching, financial education and capital in Milwaukee’s small business community is surpassing capacity, the Wisconsin Policy Forum reports.  The group’s latest report, focused on the small business support system in Wisconsin’s largest city, found Milwaukee has

Medicaid unwinding expected to impact open enrollment period

The ongoing Medicaid unwinding process is expected to impact this year’s Healthcare.gov open enrollment period, according to a spokesperson for the state Office of the Commissioner of Insurance.  In an interview yesterday, OCI Director of State Affairs Sarah Smith said

UW-Madison researchers develop new heat-resistant alloy

UW-Madison researchers have developed a new metal alloy that can withstand higher temperatures, which could be used to improve high-speed aircraft.  The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation is touting the technology as a “top licensing prospect” in its engineering and computer

Microsoft to invest billions in Mount Pleasant, officials announce

Microsoft plans to invest billions of dollars over the next decade to expand its operations in Mount Pleasant, state and local officials announced.  Under the plan released Friday afternoon by the village of Mount Pleasant and Racine County, the Washington-based

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