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Badger Institute calls for reform of occupation licensing

The Badger Institute is calling for regulatory reform of occupation licensing as a solution to Wisconsin’s labor shortage. “Wisconsin...

Bioenergy researcher calls on Senate leaders to invest in bioeconomy

UW-Madison Professor Timothy Donohue is calling for Senate leaders to form policies that invest in the biotech and biohealth industries. 

Corn growers, ethanol producers urging EPA to ‘follow the law’

Wisconsin corn growers and ethanol producers are looking to the EPA to “follow the law” on small refinery exemptions and make up...

Coronavirus introduces uncertainty for small businesses

Leaders of small business organizations in the state agree their members will be negatively impacted by coronavirus containment measures, but opinions are...

Evers declares public health emergency as confirmed Wisconsin coronavirus cases rise to eight

Gov. Tony Evers has declared a public health emergency to deal with the growing outbreak of coronavirus. Within hours...

Evers pledges ‘buffer’ for people ahead of ‘safer at home’ order

Gov. Tony Evers pledges a "buffer" to give people time to comply with a coming "safer at home" order.

Evers stay-at-home order exempts host of businesses

Gov. Tony Evers today announced a sweeping stay-at-home order that limits personal contact between Wisconsinites, but will continue to allow essential businesses...

Farmers react to coronavirus relief bill

-- The Wisconsin Farmers Union is praising the coronavirus relief package but says the bill doesn't address reliance on foreign exports.

Farmers urging President Trump to ‘change course’ on small refinery exemptions

The White House has time to appeal the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals decision that denied three small refinery exemptions approved by...

Government finance experts say Wisconsin in better shape to weather economic turmoil than before...

While the state is much better prepared to handle economic turmoil than it was during the Great Recession, current reserves and coming...

Hospitals concerned about potential shortage of respirator masks

Care providers in the state are concerned they may not have enough high-quality respirator masks for their workers if a large number...

Hotel and lodging group CEO seeing ‘devastation’ in the industry

The head of the Wisconsin Hotel and Lodging Association is concerned about the future of the industry as businesses take drastic measures...

Johnson says he opposes direct payments to individuals amid pandemic

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says he’s opposed to the federal government making direct payments to individuals as part of a sweeping coronavirus...

Kaiser CEO doesn’t expect health care to drive voter turnout

Drew Altman, president and CEO of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, says that health is the largest issue for voters in...

MMAC president urged Evers to issue stay-at-home order

MMAC President Tim Sheehy said his organization urged Gov. Tony Evers in a Sunday night call to issue a stay-at-home order after...

OCI urging insurers to reduce barriers to coronavirus testing

The Office of the Commissioner of Insurance is urging health insurers in the state to reduce potential barriers to access COVID-19 testing. 

Over 2.6 million Wisconsinites projected to be infected over course of outbreak

More than 2.6 million adult Wisconsinites are projected to be infected by COVID-19 over the course of the pandemic, according to a...

Propeller study links ozone to increased asthma inhaler use

A new study conducted in partnership with Madison-based Propeller Health has shown that the pollutant ozone is connected to increased usage of...

Second case of COVID-19 found in state as testing ramps up

The second case of COVID-19 in Wisconsin has been identified by state health officials and the individual is currently isolated at home...

Stimulus package expected to help struggling businesses survive

The federal stimulus package recently passed by the Senate is expected to help keep businesses in Wisconsin afloat if it becomes law.

Tourism destinations closing due to coronavirus outbreak

Wisconsin tourism destinations are closing as a result of the coronavirus outbreak, which also could interrupt the flow of student workers from...

Unemployment fund expected to ‘take a hit’ as claims increase amid outbreak

The state’s unemployment insurance trust fund is expected to suffer losses as many Wisconsinites are laid off due to coronavirus impacts. 

WBA asks for patience from business community

Rose Oswald Poels, president and CEO of the Wisconsin Bankers Association, is asking for patience from businesses looking for help from the...

WEDC providing $5 million in grants to small businesses impacted by coronavirus

WEDC is providing up to $5 million in grants to small businesses in the state to help offset losses related to coronavirus...

WEDC staff ‘working through the process’ of determining essential businesses

WEDC chief Missy Hughes says agency staff are "working through the process" of determining which businesses are essential after a spike in...

WHA says health systems losing $150 million per week amid pandemic

The Wisconsin Hospital Association says health systems are losing at least $150 million a week as they await details on how the...

Wisconsin banks backing call for more flexibility in ag lending

The Wisconsin Bankers Association is backing an effort from U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin to give financial institutions more flexibility in lending to...

Wisconsin U.S. Representatives’ responses to the $2 trillion in coronavirus relief include concern over...

Wisconsin U.S. Representatives respond to the sweeping $2 trillion coronavirus relief package signed by President Trump just hours after it cleared the...
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