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Assign UW Extension assets to campuses stateside

When I see someone in the Milwaukee region from the University of Wisconsin – Madison -– other than its best export, its wonderful graduates – I call it a “sighting.” It’s like the visit from a rare bird. Our flagship university dominates the scene in Dane County and its nearby environs, but its economic impact on ...

Murphy knows more than sports pundits, by far

Since when did sports reporters and columnists become business consultants? They have been writing like the latter as they cover the reorganization of the Green Bay Packers. Back in my day as a newsman, reporters reported and columnists did some analysis of the news. But they didn’t put themselves on the mountaintop with proscriptions on how ...

Foxconn subsidies eclipse all others, by far

As reports of other Wisconsin subsidies to recruit businesses come to light, the historically high Foxconn subsidies at $2.8 billion continue to look out of proportion. Not counting additional local support for projects, the Wisconsin tax credits, which often will be in the form of pure cash payments to manufacturers and agri-businesses, vary widely deal by ...

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When exploding health care costs threatened Serigraph's solvency, CEO John Torinus Jr. searched the country for solutions. Using his findings, Torinus applied innovative, cutting-edge strategies and cut his company's health care expenses well below the national average while improving his employees' care.