Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still

07/23/14

Why ‘outsourcing’ is a permanent (and necessary) part of the modern economy

The increasingly curious exchange between incumbent Gov. Scott Walker and challenger Mary Burke over the “outsourcing” of jobs illustrates how political campaigns and economic realities seldom mesh.

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07/21/14

The hidden immigration crisis: Keeping talent in the United States

With tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors already across the southern border and thousands more likely on their way, illegal immigration has become a flash point for many Americans. Some people feel compelled to embrace vulnerable children who fled Central America in search of a better life; others are deeply worried about the economic, social, and security threats stemming from the nation’s seeming inability to stem the tide.

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07/14/14

With talent and vision, tech companies can grow in Wisconsin’s mid-size cities

Zach Halmstad doesn’t come across as the classic company executive. He’s 30-something, inclined to dress “software casual,” and doesn’t seem compelled to prove he’s the smartest person in the room.

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07/07/14

Supreme Court’s cell phone decision in keeping with ‘digital privacy’ trends

You wouldn’t guess it based on its sharply divided decisions in the “Hobby Lobby” contraceptives coverage case or the Illinois public-employee fees ruling, but this U.S. Supreme Court has achieved consensus more than any other in recent history.

Posted at 09:18 AM | Permalink | Comments

06/30/14

Can’t find skilled workers? Wisconsin businesses can often shop close to home

At Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton, a Health Simulation and Technology Center recently opened to help train medical assistants, health information technicians, and more. Eight new robotic welding units are humming at the college’s Oshkosh campus. The college runs seven automotive and truck training programs, an apprenticeship program for building trades, an agricultural training center, a culinary arts program, and an array of offerings for advanced manufacturing careers.

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Tom Still is president of the Wisconsin Technology Council. He is the former associate editor of the Wisconsin State Journal.

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