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Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still


Let’s roll out a ‘welcome mat’ to firms that acquire Wisconsin companies

Political finger pointing has been renewed in the debate over “who lost Oscar Mayer,” with legislative Democrats and Mayor Paul Soglin faulting the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. and legislative Republicans asking why local officials weren’t in the loop.

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Best way to control college debt costs: Speed time to graduate

Wisconsin lawmakers are debating a mixed bag of bills aimed at curbing how much debt college students shoulder once they graduate, a worthy bipartisan cause as the Legislature wraps up its work for this session.

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Why basic research matters at Wisconsin’s colleges and universities

There are 115 universities in the United States that can lay claim to an “R1” rating from the national organization that ranks research institutions, and Wisconsin is now home to two of them — the UW–Madison and the UW–Milwaukee, which joined the elite Research Level 1 list in February.

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Bits, bytes, and pieces: Tech jobs and wages, broadband, gravity waves, and more

Wisconsin’s information technology economy kept growing in 2015, according to a sneak preview of the latest “Cyberstates” report from CompTIA, the nation’s largest IT industry trade association.

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In Washington, political season means only consensus bills get passed

The nation’s capital can be a sports-crazy town, with professional football, baseball, hockey, and basketball all on the docket. But the biggest spectator activity of them all is also a participatory sport — politics.

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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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