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Air quality scientist says moving to clean energy could save lives

An air quality scientist at UW-Madison says incorporating low-carbon energy sources into air pollution mitigation plans could save dozens of lives throughout the Midwest. Tracey...

Assembly Republicans introduce package of environmental bills

Assembly Republicans are looking to add electric vehicle charging stations along freeways and help cover the cost of homeowners' bills if they buy renewable...

Badger Institute says raising minimum wage would cost jobs

The conservative Badger Institute estimates raising the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour would put 350,000 Wisconsin jobs at risk, with most of...

Clean energy industries employ over 76,000 workers, report shows

Wisconsin’s clean energy industries employ eight times more people than the fossil fuel-dominated sector, according to a recent Midwest jobs report. The report, from...

Currently unused biomass could be used to make valuable fuels

The director of the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center at UW-Madison plans to produce valuable fuels and chemicals from currently unused biomass. “The goal...

Evers: 13,000 Foxconn jobs ‘unrealistic’

Gov. Tony Evers says it's "unrealistic" to think Foxconn will create the 13,000 jobs it had pledged given the company's plans to scale back...

Farm groups touting bill to bolster hemp industry

Farm groups in the state are touting new legislation to bolster Wisconsin’s revamped hemp industry. “Wisconsin has a long, storied history with hemp and...

Foxconn diversion proposal the latest Great Lakes water controversy

A decade has passed since the Great Lakes Compact was adopted, and its effectiveness has gone under the microscope more recently as Foxconn's controversial...

Foxconn reported spending nearly $100M last year on Racine Co. project

Foxconn spent nearly $100 million on its Racine County development last year with the lion's share going to land acquisition. And about half the...

Fruit flies used as models for traumatic brain injury

Scientists at UW-Madison are giving fruit flies brain damage in order to test potential therapies for traumatic brain injury. A patent in late February...

Imbed Biosciences closes $2 million funding round

A Madison-based biotech company is looking to bring a wound-healing product to a larger market after closing a $2 million funding round.   Imbed Biosciences’...

Insurance claims analysis shows impact of pain management tool

Members of WEA Trust who used a digital platform for managing lower back pain cut use of emergency and urgent care by more than...

Legislative mental health panel: We agree, but not on funding

Thomas Jensen had heard enough. Jensen is administrative director of Ashland’s Memorial Medical Center, which serves an area of some 10 counties in the state’s...

Manufacturing resources could be key to creating new clean energy jobs

The state’s manufacturing resources could be key to creating new clean energy jobs, according to Wisconsin Environmental Initiative Director John Imes. Speaking yesterday at...

Novomoto has big plans for 2019

After winning the Governor’s Business plan contest in 2018, Novomoto has big plans for expansion in 2019 and beyond. The company provides rent-to-own solar electrical...

One-fifth of Wisconsin jobs supported by international trade, report shows

Nearly one-fifth of all Wisconsin jobs are directly supported by international trade, according to a recent study from Business Roundtable, a national public policy...

Report highlights future workforce woes

A recent report from Forward Analytics, the research division of the Wisconsin Counties Association, paints a dire picture of the state’s future workforce. The...

Researchers developing blood-based colon cancer test

Scientists at UW-Madison have discovered four new blood-based markers for colon cancer, which they say could lead to a new blood test for the...

State grant supporting new Beverage Innovation Center

The Center for Dairy Research is getting a $750,000 grant from the state to support the creation of the Beverage Innovation Center, where entrepreneurs...

Valcq dismisses concerns PSC vacancy could lead to gridlock

Gov. Tony Evers' pick to lead the Public Service Commission is dismissing concerns the now two-member body won't be able to do its job...

WARF chief venture officer calling for more state dollars for shared labs

Mike Partsch, chief venture officer for WARF, is calling for greater state investment in shared lab spaces to help emerging biotech startups. As a...

WEC Energy Group investing $14 billion over next four years

WEC Energy Group plans to invest $14 billion over the next four years in clean energy sources, new infrastructure and technology upgrades. That’s from...

WEDC evaluating Foxconn’s tax credit eligibility for initial 2018 capital investments

Despite Foxconn spending nearly $100 million on capital purchases in 2018, the state jobs agency won't yet say how many of those buys will...

WHA quality report highlights efforts to reduce falls, infections

A recent report from the Wisconsin Hospital Association highlights the ways hospitals are trying to drive down rates of patient falls and infections. At UW...

WisBusiness: The Show – Andy Burish, managing director of UBS the Burish Group

Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. The latest episode of “WisBusiness.com:...

WisBusiness: The Show – Buckley Brinkman, chief executive officer of the Wisconsin Center for...

Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. The latest episode of “WisBusiness.com:...

WisBusiness: The Show – Mike Connor, co-founder of Fab Lab Stoughton

Welcome to a new episode of "WisBusiness: The Show," a twice-a-month Web show covering state business news and issues. The latest episode of “WisBusiness.com:...

Wisconsin Policy Forum report focuses on unemployment fund

The Wisconsin Policy Forum says the state is "clearly better prepared” for a recession that it was in 2007. A new report focused on the...
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