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Reverse the Wisconsin brain drain

The University of Wisconsin System is in some stage of denial about the magnitude of the brain drain of college graduates from the state. System is pushing for more dollars for a talent creation initiative in the 2015-2017 state budget, a laudable goal. Arguably, though, plugging the drain should be an even higher priority. ...

Missing in governor race: health cost budget buster

One of the major political footballs in this year’s campaign for Wisconsin governor is how many people should be on the state’s BadgerCare/Medicaid program. It is a legitimate issue, raised by the Obamacare offer of 100% coverage for three years for adding impoverished enrollees. Gov. Walker takes the position that the federal government can’t be trusted ...

Wisconsin needs to pay-it-forward like Silicon Valley

Greg Robinson, 4490 Ventures in Wisconsin

Successful entrepreneurs in Wisconsin need to “pay it forward,” like they do in Silicon Valley. That was a big part of the message for Wisconsin leaders from Greg Robinson, a transplant to the Badger state from Silicon Valley, where he spent a dozen years on both a startup and managing a fund. He was recruited here ...

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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.