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Op Ed: Trump Says “You’re Fired” to Republicans
Op Ed

Trump Says “You’re Fired” to Republicans

He’s at war with nearly every GOP leader; where does that leave the party?

Presenting the Milwaukee Filmmaker Alliance
Press Release

Presenting the Milwaukee Filmmaker Alliance

Former DreamWorks SKG executive hired as director of new organization created to cultivate, connect, and catalyze Milwaukee area film industry

Op Ed: Foxconn Should Embrace Green Goals
Op Ed

Foxconn Should Embrace Green Goals

They’ve operated with high environmental standards in Mexico. Why not in Wisconsin?

Op Ed: The Health Care Speech Ryan Should Give
Op Ed

The Health Care Speech Ryan Should Give

Try a managed cared plan that covers primary care for all.

Op Ed: Lubar Center Accelerates Startups
Op Ed

Lubar Center Accelerates Startups

UWM's entrepreneurship center to be a highly visible hub for region’s startup economy.

Op Ed: Walker Is No Tommy Thompson
Op Ed

Walker Is No Tommy Thompson

But in his less inclusive, more political way, he may be just as successful.

Op Ed: Why Not a 4% Flat Tax for State?
Op Ed

Why Not a 4% Flat Tax for State?

Proposal drops income tax to 4% for all, adds sales tax on gas.

Op Ed: Trump Could Save the Great Lakes
Op Ed

Trump Could Save the Great Lakes

Instead of cutting funding, he could address invasive species.

Op Ed: Please Rethink Those Trump Tariffs
Op Ed

Please Rethink Those Trump Tariffs

A tariff wall will just force companies like mine to raise prices.

Op Ed: Where Will We Get Our Journalism?
Op Ed

Where Will We Get Our Journalism?

Journal Sentinel’s dramatic decline leaves huge void to be filled.

Op Ed: Ryan Health Care Plan Misfires
Op Ed

Ryan Health Care Plan Misfires

Private companies left out of discussion, may be pushed to drop employee coverage.

Op Ed: Milwaukee Catching Madison On Startups
Op Ed

Milwaukee Catching Madison On Startups

Two new venture funds could push this city ahead in startup companies.

Op Ed: UW System Needs Tighter Financial Controls
Op Ed

UW System Needs Tighter Financial Controls

UW-Oshkosh scandal points to problem. Yet Walker opposed UW system audit.

Op Ed: In Defense Of The Press
Op Ed

In Defense Of The Press

President declares war on the media. But we’ll get a straighter story from them.

Op Ed: Grow UWM To Grow Metro Economy
Op Ed

Grow UWM To Grow Metro Economy

More funding should get bipartisan support from governor, legislators. Will it?

Op Ed: Medicaid Block Grants Could Hurt Wisconsin
Op Ed

Medicaid Block Grants Could Hurt Wisconsin

20% of state’s citizens, 1.1 million, depend on Medicaid. Block grant system would threaten them with cutbacks.

Op Ed: Sykes Exits Cruel World He Helped Create
Op Ed

Sykes Exits Cruel World He Helped Create

His talk radio show was part of the problem. Will he help find solutions?

Op-Ed: How to Replace Obamacare
Op-Ed

How to Replace Obamacare

Here’s a blueprint for a GOP health care plan with seven key ingredients.

Op-Ed: Treat Start-up Companies Like the Bucks
Op-Ed

Treat Start-up Companies Like the Bucks

$250 million spent on NBA arena could launch 500 high-growth start-up businesses.

Op-Ed: Agenda Items for Walker’s Second Act
Op-Ed

Agenda Items for Walker’s Second Act

Gov. Walker needs to focus on policy, including job creation in Milwaukee, not politics.

Op-Ed: Two New Knees for Just $39,000
Op-Ed

Two New Knees for Just $39,000

Value healthcare approach saves thousands of dollars for both employee and company.

Op-Ed: Anti-Trade Movement Will Hurt State
Op-Ed

Anti-Trade Movement Will Hurt State

Wisconsin is a net exporter of products, yet Trump, Clinton, Feingold oppose global trade pacts.

Op-Ed: The Problem With Publicly-Owned Companies
Op-Ed

The Problem With Publicly-Owned Companies

Wall Street kingpin Byron Trott, speaking in Milwaukee, extols private and family companies.

Op-Ed: Will Republican Party Lose Its Soul?
Op-Ed

Will Republican Party Lose Its Soul?

GOP should stick to its principles and reject Trump. Ryan could lead the way.

State Is Biased Against Newer Businesses

State Is Biased Against Newer Businesses

Hundreds of million in tax breaks for big companies, peanuts for small ones that create most jobs.

Op-Ed: City’s Health Coverage a Huge Success
Op-Ed

City’s Health Coverage a Huge Success

Milwaukee's success holding down costs of employee health care echoes that of some private employers.

Torinus: Can Ryan Succeed as Speaker?
Torinus

Can Ryan Succeed as Speaker?

If he seeks innovative solutions, he might forge some grand compromises.

Valley of Death Hurts Startup Businesses

Valley of Death Hurts Startup Businesses

State could help with WHEDA funding. Why not try it on a pilot basis?

Statement from Rep. Barca on massive layoffs at long-term care organization in Slinger
Press Release

Statement from Rep. Barca on massive layoffs at long-term care organization in Slinger

"The governor’s lack of planning and inclusiveness and failure to involve people in important public policy has had devastating consequences for the citizens of our state"