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Could Wisconsin boom like Seattle? One vote for ‘Yes’

Erik Iverson sees Wisconsin poised for the same kind of boom that Seattle experienced in the late 1980s and early 1990s. He is the new managing director of the WARF (Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation), a position he took over about a year ago after five years running the Infectious Disease Research Institute In Seattle and 7 ...

A third way: Default to Medicare Advantage for all

Most Republican leaders at state and national levels are proving that they are as clueless about reforming health care economics as the wonks who designed Obamacare. At the Wisconsin level, Republicans and Democrats on the Joint Finance Committee voted 16-0 to walk away from self-insurance for state employees and the many millions of dollars in savings ...

Startup economy accelerates with Lubar Center

The University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee is putting on a new face. It stamped itself as an “E University” (Entrepreneurship U) with an inaugural ceremony Thursday for the soon-to-be-built Lubar Entrepreneurship Center. The 24,000 square foot center will be on the campus’ most visible location on the northwest corner of E. Kenwood Boulevard and N. Maryland ...

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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.