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Assembly committee approves electric vehicle charging bill

An Assembly committee has approved a hotly debated bill related to electric vehicle charging infrastructure that opponents say would limit the role...

COVID deaths generally higher among counties with low vaccination rates

Wisconsin counties with the lowest vaccination rates tend to have higher COVID-19 death rates, Department of Health Services data show. 

COVID deaths per capita higher among rural, northern counties

Counties in northern Wisconsin continue to see more COVID-19 deaths on a per capita basis, the latest data from the Department of...

COVID vaccinations for school-aged children have slowed in Wisconsin, DHS data show

In line with national trends, the rate of children in Wisconsin being vaccinated against COVID-19 has slowed following a rush after initial...

Crop values for 2021 up 25 percent, report shows

The value of Wisconsin’s field and miscellaneous crop production vaulted to $5.38 billion last year on higher commodity prices, a recent USDA...

Early stage investments last year hit record-high $810 million

Wisconsin companies set a new record for early-stage investment last year with at least $810 million in angel and venture capital funding. 

Expert urges businesses to create human trafficking and forced labor prevention programs

A compliance expert is urging businesses to develop human trafficking and forced labor prevention programs as countries move to enact higher standards...

Franchise businesses in Wisconsin add over 10,000 jobs last year, report shows

A new report shows franchise businesses in Wisconsin added over 10,000 new jobs in 2021, boosting franchise employment in the state to...

Hospitals, employers differ on white bagging legislation

While hospitals are backing legislation to prohibit a method for sourcing medications known as "white bagging," some employers say this practice saves...

January home sales down 4.2 percent over the year

Monthly home sales in January declined 4.2 percent over the year, according to the latest report from the Wisconsin Realtors Association. 

Milwaukee Tech Hub Coalition report highlights growth in 2021

The Milwaukee Tech Hub Coalition’s latest annual report shows the group’s membership swelled to more than 110 last year. 

Milwaukee-area companies adjusting pay ranges to attract talent

In a recent survey of Milwaukee-area companies, 90 percent of responding organizations said they've adjusted employee pay ranges for 2022 to help...

More employers raising wages, WMC survey reveals

More business leaders in the state are planning to raise wages this year, according to the latest employer survey from Wisconsin Manufacturers...

NFIB calling for passage of bill to limit governor’s emergency powers

A group representing small businesses in the state is calling for full passage of a bill limiting the governor's emergency powers after...

Officials see potential for boosting trades with federal infrastructure funding

Officials agree new federal infrastructure dollars coming to Wisconsin are an opportunity to address workforce issues by getting more people into the...

Paper Council leader optimistic about federal grant proposal

The head of the Wisconsin Paper Council says he's "very optimistic" about securing an up to $100 million federal grant after Gov....

Report shows temperatures, precipitation on the rise in Wisconsin

A new report on climate change in Wisconsin finds statewide temperatures have increased by 3 degrees since 1950, while precipitation has risen...

Study finds carbon emissions from corn ethanol higher than from gasoline

A study led by UW-Madison authors found carbon emissions of corn ethanol produced to meet the Renewable Fuel Standard could be 24...

Tauchen, ag partners developing legislative proposal

Rep. Gary Tauchen is working with ag industry partners on what likely will be a years-long legislative effort to help farmers adapt...

Tech Council ups estimate for 2021 early-stage investment to $852M

The Wisconsin Technology Council has updated its estimate for 2021 early-stage investment in Wisconsin to $852 million.  That’s up...

Trade experts agree engaging with China still preferable

International trade experts agreed engaging with China is still preferable as the United States and its allies consider how to deal with...

WMC head warns of rising energy costs tied to Russia invading Ukraine

The head of Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce warns rising energy costs tied to the war between Russia and Ukraine will impact factories...

Xcel Energy plan approved by regulators

Xcel Energy has announced approval by the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission for its plan to cut carbon emissions from electricity provided in...
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