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A new advertising and social media campaign is setting out to spark greater public support around the critical need to reduce Milwaukee’s infant mortality rate.
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The latest Marquette University Law School Poll results released today again showed Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke are neck and neck.
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Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele announced today that the street lights along Lincoln Memorial Drive will be upgraded from high-pressure sodium bulbs to LEDs.
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The Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. is seeking nominations for the 2014 Marketplace Governor’s Awards, which honor minority, woman and service-disabled veteran business owners.
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Editor's note: Tom Nardelli, who served as a Milwaukee alderman and as chief of staff for Gov. Scott Walker when Walker was Milwaukee County executive, passed away on Sept. 1.
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Your business bids for a government contract. Your reputation and track record are excellent and you have pared your price to the bone. You lose the bid, but find out later that the winning bidder made generous contributions to the elected government officials' campaigns. You suspect you are a victim of pay to play.
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In the 2010 Wisconsin governor's race, then-candidate Scott Walker established a lofty goal for the state to create 250,000 private sector jobs within his first term. The number was big, it was bold, and more than anything, the statement put private sector businesses on notice that the state was going to do better.
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The Waukesha County Business Alliance recently held its annual “Business and Politics” Networking After 5 event at ProHealth Care’s Waukesha Memorial Hospital. The event, sponsored by Waukesha State Bank, allowed business leaders and public officials to congregate and also saluted ProHealth Care’s 100th year.
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Wisconsin tax collections for the past year came in 2 percent short of estimates, the state Department of Revenue reported Thursday, news that won't require immediate emergency action by the Legislature but that puts the state's budget on track to be out of balance next year.
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