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Bangalore booming; rather be here

BANGALORE – Any time you’re getting that feeling the life in Wisconsin isn’t working out just like you’d like it, a visit to places like metro Bangalore in India gives perspective. This cursory report is based on four days of impressions during a business trip last week ...

Health care mergers demand antitrust oversight

Dr. John Toussaint

Someone has to convince me that bigger is better in health care. The Big Five health insurers are flirting with mergers that could result in the Big Three. And health systems have aligned themselves with former competitors. In Wisconsin, that means two big provider networks, one centered on Aurora Health and the other on Froedtert ...

Geriatric state government and term limits

Justice Shirley Abrahamson

There is another dimension to the federal lawsuit filed by former Wisconsin Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson to keep her chief’s epaulets for a few more years. It is the broader issue of how long politicians should be allowed to stay in office. Abrahamson has been a justice for 39 years, the longest term is state history. ...

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