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Alliant Energy to retire its last coal-fired facility

Alliant Energy will retire the Columbia Energy Center by the end of 2024 -- the last of its coal-fired facilities in Wisconsin.

Biz leader urges cooperation to help state’s economy weather COVID

Cooperation between people and businesses will lift Wisconsin’s economy out of the pandemic stronger than it was before, says Madison Region Economic...

December unemployment rates increase in all metro areas, counties, most cities

Unemployment rates increased in all Wisconsin metro areas, counties and most of the state's largest cities in December, according to the Department...

Disaster response tech seeks funding to reach potential

Wisconsin startup Safepro Technologies wants funding to bring its laser evacuation guide technology to schools and businesses to save lives during an...

Divesting from fossil fuels up for debate in Wisconsin

Divesting from fossil fuels could be a smart financial choice to help Wisconsin lead the fight against climate change, according to Dem...

Ending tariffs could improve competition with China

Trade experts said eliminating or reducing tariffs would improve competition between the U.S. and China.  Former President Trump’s relationship...

Evers urges lawmakers to take action modernizing UI system

Gov. Tony Evers urged lawmakers to take immediate, bipartisan action on his proposal to modernize the state’s unemployment insurance system. 

Evers’ budget tax proposals total a $1 billion increase

The net impact of Gov. Tony Evers’ budget tax proposals would be a $1 billion increase over the biennium, according to his...

Evers’ budget to include proposals aimed at reining in prescription drug costs

Gov. Tony Evers’ upcoming budget will include a series of proposals aimed at reining in the costs of prescription drugs. 

gener8tor to host third northeast Upskilling Program in March

Madison-based startup incubator gener8tor plans to host its third Upskilling Program in northeast Wisconsin in mid-March after two successful cohorts last year. 

Housing market starts new year on record pace

The Wisconsin market for existing homes started the new year on record pace even as inventories continued to tighten statewide, according to...

Legislature passes PPP tax protections

The Legislature has overwhelmingly approved legislation that would match state law to more than two dozen federal tax codes, including a provision...

Madison, Kenosha County on opposite ends of in-migration

Madison’s economic growth has pushed the demand for housing to record numbers.   Madison was one of the few metro...

Panel: STEM is growing, but minorities still underrepresented

Growth and innovation in STEM has become a guiding force in the economy, but minorities continue to be underrepresented in these fields,...

Producers applaud Evers’ $43 million budget proposal for ag

Wisconsin farmer and cheesemakers groups are applauding Gov. Tony Evers’ $43 million budget plan to help the state ag industry. 

Producers, processors call for quick passage of imitation dairy, meat labeling

Farmers and food processors are calling for quick legislative action on bills to protect consumers from “misleading” labels on imitation products. 

PSC to require utilities to publish diversity numbers in annual reports

The Public Service Commission for the first time will require utility companies to publish workforce diversity numbers in annual reports.

State manufacturers say workforce shortage is largest economic inhibitor

A panel of Wisconsin manufacturing executives agree the workforce shortage needs to be addressed in the next decade to increase the state’s...

Tech Council backs Evers’ call for new $100 million venture capital fund

The Wisconsin Tech Council is backing Gov. Tony Evers' call for a new $100 million venture capital fund, saying it's been one...

Wisconsin cities capable of alluring talent from the coasts

Wisconsin’s cities, which feature a low cost of living and emerging downtowns, are attractive to talented workers looking to leave the coasts,...
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