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Local lawmakers sign transportation letter

The debate over transportation funding continues to stall progress on the state budget. Local State Reps. Dave Murphy, Al Ott and Gary Tauchen have joined several other colleagues in signing a letter to Governor Walker and the Joint Finance Committee urging caution as cuts to transportation spending are considered. “We are writing to share our […]

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Manufacturers First Act Introduced

U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman announced the Manufacturers First Act, H.R. 2792, with the goal of providing relief to Wisconsin’s manufacturers from regulations promulgated by E.P.A. According to Grothman, “The EPA set National Ambient Air Quality Standards, in particular ozone, at 120 parts per billion (ppb) in 1971, and now the EPA has proposed a new […]

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Understanding the rules of government contracting

Wisconsin Procurement Institute is hosting a FREE Seminar on June 17th to help businesses understand rules associated with doing work for the federal government. Find more information here.



Summer break means summer work

It’s officially summer break for students throughout the Fox Cities, and according to a national survey, area youth are feeling optimistic about securing a job for the summer months. According to WHBY News, “… the tourism and retail industries are the best bets for teens to target. The national unemployment rate for 16 to 19 […]



TPA on the move

Just before the Memorial Weekend recess, the U.S. Senate passed Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) with a strong bipartisan majority. This is a 6-year authorization that will give the current White House, and the next President in 2017, the ability to negotiate free trade agreements in European and Asian markets. For roughly the last 75 years, […]