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Tariff backlash, immigration cuts hurt Wisconsin economy

With friends like Donald Trump, the Wisconsin economy needs no enemies. The retaliation by foreign governments to his sledge-hammer tactics in raising tariffs on incoming products, so far mainly on steel and aluminum imports, is already having a boomerang blowback on Wisconsin manufacturers. Examples: • It is raising the costs or raw materials and therefore prices of ...

Act 10 not the only issue facing governor wannabees

So far, not many of the Democratic candidates for governor have dropped out of the race, so it’s looking to be a long, hot summer of politics on that side of the Aug. 14 primary ballot. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is taking a pass on a fourth run for governor. He certainly has plenty on his ...

A word to graduates: stay positive, stay optimistic; never retire

It’s easy to get a little down these days in the face of tensions in the world, the tragic events that make headlines way too often and the hyper-partisanship that prevails in American politics. If you want a lift out those doldrums, attend a graduation ceremony, as I did Saturday for Moraine Park Technical College (MPTC) ...

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