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2015-01-18

WMC survey reveals business optimism

The latest survey from the state’s business lobby reveals optimism. Scott Manley with Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce said 81%percent of 308 executives who completed the latest semi-annual survey say the state’s economy will see moderate growth in the next six…

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Business groups differ over right to work

A business coalition opposed to right to work legislation is moving forward with its efforts, even as the state’s largest business lobby says its latest survey shows widespread support for right to work. Scott Manley with Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce…

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Lawmakers pushes update to Wisconsin child safety seat law

A Wisconsin lawmaker is proposing a change in the state’s child safety seat law, which she argues could help protect thousands of lives each year. The bill from state Representative Chris Taylor (D-Madison) would updated existing law to require children…

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Packers Nation shocked with OT loss in Seattle (AUDIO)

Sunday’s 28-22 overtime loss to the Seattle Seahawks is clearly one of the worst playoff losses in Green Bay Packers history.  It may not top the list, but it’s close. The Packers dominated play for most of the game, but…

posted 2015/01/18 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Deadline for Kenosha casino decision one month away

Time is running out for the state to complete its review of a proposed Kenosha casino, with the deadline for a decision on the project just a month away on February 19. The Menominee Tribe wants to build an $800…

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Free two-year community college tuition

President Obama wants everyone to have access to two free years of community college tuition, regardless of income, as long as students get good grades. Taxpayers would pick up the tab for the so-called “America’s College Promise,” which offers free…

posted 2015/01/18 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Low gas prices good for wallet, economy

Wisconsin is experiencing the lowest gasoline prices in nearly six years, according to the auto club AAA. At $1.95 a gallon for regular unleaded gasoline, the statewide average has dipped below two bucks a gallon for the first time since…

posted 2015/01/18 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-01-16

Wisconsin selected to host GOP presidential primary debate

Wisconsin will host a national debate ten months from now, featuring the Republicans who are running for president at the time. The Republican National Committee announced locations and general time frames Friday for nine sanctioned GOP debates for the 2016…

posted 2015/01/16 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Jason Rae seeking DPW chair

There’s another candidate in the running to lead the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. Jason Rae, a member of the Democratic National Committee from Rice Lake, says he wants to fill the party chair’s post which is being vacated by Mike…

posted 2015/01/16 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Former WEDC executive gets Nebraska job

A former executive with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation has landed a job in Nebraska. Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts has selected Brenda Hicks-Sorensen as director of that state’s Department of Economic Development. Hicks-Sorensen left her position as WEDC’s vice president…

posted 2015/01/16 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

2015-01-15

Report tracks recovery of Wisconsin county economies

None of Wisconsin’s 72 counties have fully recovered from the Great Recession. But four are close, according to a new report from the National Association of Counties, measuring jobs, unemployment, home prices, and economic output in almost 3069 U.S. counties.…

posted 2015/01/15 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

Amendment on picking Wisconsin Supreme Court chief justice advancing quickly

A proposed constitutional amendment to change how the head of the state Supreme Court is selected is seeing quick movement at the Capitol. Currently, the most senior member of the state’s high court serves as chief justice. Under the proposed…

posted 2015/01/15 by Wisconsin Radio Network » » News

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