Government/Politics

On December 13, 2013, Governor Scott Walker signed the New Wisconsin Trust Code (WTC) into law. With an effective date of July 1, 2014, the WTC fundamentally changes the law that governs Wisconsin trusts, both trusts that existed before and are created after July 1, 2014.
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As regional administrator for the Great Lakes Region for the U.S. Small Business Administration, I am proud to announce our federal government met its small business federal contracting goal for the first time in eight years, thanks to the SBA and President Obama's commitment to increasing small business contracting opportunities. In Fiscal Year 2013, our government awarded 23.39 percent in federal contracts to small businesses which is $83.1 billion of eligible contracting dollars according to SBA's Small Business Procurement Scorecard.
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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation announced Monday that it will allocate $13 million in federal funds for 27 Transportation Alternative Program projects in the state, including more than $1.2 million to suburban communities for the Milwaukee BikeShare initiative.
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The Wisconsin Supreme Court today issued a triumvirate of long-awaited rulings.
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Milwaukee Alderman Bob Donovan will announce tonight that he will run for mayor in 2016. Donovan will make a special political announcement at 6 p.m. at Serb Hall during a Rally for a Better Milwaukee event.
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Editor's note: The following is the text prepared for delivery by U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) when he recently spoke at the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research in Washington, D.C.
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Gateway Technical College has received nearly $1.9 million in Wisconsin Fast Forward grant funding, while Waukesha County Technical College has been allocated close to $1.7 million, Wisconsin’s Department of Workforce Development announced on Wednesday.
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Should raises in the minimum wage be tied to the rate of inflation?
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The new Marquette University Law School Poll shows that Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke are still neck and neck in the race for governor.
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The Milwaukee Common Council today adopted an ordinance establishing a minimum hourly wage of $10.10 for all city employees and employees paid under city service contracts.
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