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Van Lines

with Joe Vanden Plas

August 2012

Weir Minerals expansion deserves a fair hearing

09/26/12

Weir Minerals expansion deserves a fair hearing

Weir Minerals wants to expand in Madison and add 100 jobs. Given the economic climate and the city’s need for tax base, and given the company’s commitment to safety and environmental stewardship, it should be a slam dunk, right? Are you kidding? This is Madison, after all, and any local business that serves the controversial sand mining industry probably can expect some hectoring – justified or not.

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The campaign of dread continues

08/08/12

The campaign of dread continues

Can we first stipulate that when President Obama uttered those now famous words “You didn’t build that,” he was referring to infrastructure? The remark, which is faulty for an entirely different reason than many have asserted, gave Mitt Romney’s commercial craftsmen plenty of fodder to treat the President like a piñata, but then political candidates are indeed having a few problems with context these days.

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City Gets Serious About Boosting Development

08/01/12

City Gets Serious About Boosting Development

Steve Cover's brief tenure as the city of Madison's director of planning and community and economic development has given local developers reason to be optimistic about Madison's economic future.

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