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Missing in campaign: debate on health cost management

The campaign for governor has come and is almost gone, and both Gov. Walker and challenger Mary Burke have managed to largely avoid the biggest economic issue in the state: out-of-control health costs. They have debated mightily over how many people should be on the Medicaid rolls and whether the state should take more federal dole ...

New governor should plug brain drain

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You would hardly know it from the campaign for governor, but Wisconsin has more than a brain drain; it has a brain hemorrhage. Ask Wisconsin parents and grandparents who have watched their offspring with college degrees move to other states with better job prospects. They tell me how much they miss their kids and grandkids. Their ...

Burke ups ante on startup investing

The Wisconsin challenge of playing catch-up in the creation of an economy driven by startups hasn’t played prominently in the soon-to-end gubernatorial debates, but it should have. In one major dimension, we live in an innovation economy that is led by entrepreneurs. They are the major job creators; they are the best bet to lead ...

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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.