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Op Ed: Worker Shortage Is Top Issue In Race For Governor
Op Ed

Worker Shortage Is Top Issue In Race For Governor

Shortage is so extreme some businesses have closed or reduced services.

Op Ed: Will Rothman Take On UW Conglomerate?
Op Ed

Will Rothman Take On UW Conglomerate?

WARF, UW Health and Quartz HMO among the spinoffs whose governance, purpose needs scrutiny.

Op Ed: About That Blue Cross Money
Op Ed

About That Blue Cross Money

UW Health has a nearly half billion dollar endowment but what it is doing with it?

Op Ed: Pick Tommy for Interim UW President
Op Ed

Pick Tommy for Interim UW President

System in disarray, needs a firm hand — and a friend. Tommy Thompson would be ideal.

Op Ed: FIRE Cluster Can Help Grow Economy
Op Ed

FIRE Cluster Can Help Grow Economy

Finance, real estate and insurance businesses are one of our best bets for state prosperity.

Op Ed: The Medicare Advantage
Op Ed

The Medicare Advantage

It has consumer choice, competition and lower costs. A better model than Medicaid.

Murphy’s Law: Maybe We’re Not So Bad At Startups
Murphy’s Law

Maybe We’re Not So Bad At Startups

Conflicting studies raise doubts about state’s “worst in nation”rating for new companies.

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.

What Would Tommy Do?

What Would Tommy Do?

A Republican governor was once UW’s greatest champion. Those days are long gone.

Data Wonk: Predicting Wisconsin’s Economic Future
Data Wonk

Predicting Wisconsin’s Economic Future

Two commentators fiercely disagree as to whether Wisconsin has turned the corner. Who’s right?

Data Wonk: The Milwaukee Advantage
Data Wonk

The Milwaukee Advantage

Why is population growth here better than in most Great Lakes states?

Data Wonk: Walker’s Record on Unemployment
Data Wonk

Walker’s Record on Unemployment

Wisconsin has had less success reducing unemployment than surrounding states. Why?

The State of Politics: How to End the Income Tax
The State of Politics

How to End the Income Tax

Tax pros offer suggestions to Gov. Walker.

Murphy’s Law: Why Did Chief Jones Protect a Man With a Violent Record?
Murphy’s Law

Why Did Chief Jones Protect a Man With a Violent Record?

Earlier this week, Milwaukee Police Chief Jones used his power to protect Wendell Jones, the husband of County Supervisor Elizabeth Coggs-Jones.