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Voters split tickets, demand gridlock, compromise

The big news from the Wisconsin elections Tuesday: Gov. Walker is out; gridlock is in. Badger State voters waited in record numbers in long lines in a light rain to send a mixed message about where they want the state to go in the next four years. They narrowly voted in Democrat Tony Evers, but also ...

Many players made for successful M7 venture exit

Can anyone explain to me why the Wisconsin business media doesn’t get the profound impact of successful exits on the state’s startup economy? I tried peddling a nice story on the successful exit of a Milwaukee advanced manufacturing startup, Mikkelsen Cutting Tools (MCT), to Gerber Technologies Inc. and could garner only one small notice. Exits are ...

Evers and Walker, a stark contrast

As the election for Wisconsin governor winds down, cheap shot TV ads aside, the differences between Scott Walker and Tony Evers have become abundantly clear. On the bottom, bottom line, Democrat Evers would spend a lot more money and raise a lot more taxes. Republican incumbent Walker would hold the line on taxes and therefore control ...

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