Inside Wisconsin

with Tom Still


Keeping up higher ed investments will help meet workforce needs

A few hundred yards from the UW–Madison College of Engineering’s core campus is a fresh example of why engineering is more than classrooms and theory: It’s a hands-on discipline for turning ideas into prototypes and products that help people.

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When natural disaster strikes: Poor policies, incentives compound the damage

There is nothing new about hurricanes. Nor are wildfires a recent phenomenon. What’s new is that a combination of inattention to science, human behavior, and poor public policy is making things a lot worse before and after such disasters strike.

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Meanwhile, in Milwaukee, the seeds of a tech-based economy are growing

It’s easy to forget, especially if you live there, that the Madison area has a lot going on when it comes to competing in the knowledge-based economy.

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Quietly but steadily, health care innovation isn’t waiting for Congress to act

The logjam in Washington, D.C., over federal health-care policy might lead some people to fear the Obamacare stalemate threatens to stifle innovation from top to bottom in health care.

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One of Wisconsin’s most effective business growth tools ready for update

One of Wisconsin’s most successful strategies for spurring the growth of young companies for the past decade or so has been its Qualified New Business Venture law, known as the “Act 255” investor tax credits law because of how the law was titled when it passed.

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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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