Correcting the Record on the Dark Stores Theory

“Dark Stores” became a popular rallying cry during the last legislative session. The prevailing narrative, that “big businesses” are shifting their tax burden onto homeowners, resulted in two of the most heavily debated bills of the legislative session. The only … Continued

March 15, 2018 – WMC Transportation Committee Meeting

  Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce 501 E. Washington Ave. Madison, WI 53707 9:00 AM Counsel Report   AGENDA Welcome Mr. Craig Thompson, Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin Revenue for Infrastructure – Tolls? Fuel Tax? Trump Administration Vision? Mr. Steve Caya, … Continued

January 25, 2018 – WMC Transportation Committee Meeting

  Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce 501 E. Washington Ave. Madison, WI 53707 9:00 AM Counsel Report   AGENDA Welcome Mr. Dave Simon, WisDOT Intermodal Subcommittee Mr. Matt Umhoefer, WisDOT Freight Advisory Committee November meeting re-cap and next steps Counsel’s Report … Continued

November 16, 2017 – WMC Transportation Committee Meeting

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce 501 E. Washington Ave. Madison, WI 53707 9 a.m. counsel report   AGENDA Welcome and Introductions  David Ruehrdanz, Canadian Pacific CP’s central Ohio project and potential for Wisconsin shippers/receivers Prospects for CP/CSX interline intermodal Kansas City … Continued

WMC Lauds Assembly for Supporting Mining Jobs and Investment

MADISON – Tonight, the State Assembly voted to end Wisconsin’s twenty-year old moratorium on metallic mining. Assembly Bill 499, authored by Rep. Rob Hutton (R-Brookfield) and Sen. Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst), passed the Assembly by a vote of 53-38 and now … Continued

September 28, 2017 – WMC Transportation Committee Meeting

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce 501 E. Washington Ave. Madison, WI 53707 9 a.m. counsel report AGENDA 9 a.m.  Call to Order Introductions – Scott Manley, WMC Senior Vice President of Government Relations Update on the 2017-19 State Budget Transportation plan … Continued

July 27, 2017 – WMC Transportation Committee Meeting

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce 501 E. Washington Ave. Madison, WI 53703 9 a.m. counsel report staff report AGENDA 9 a.m.  Call to Order                Introductions – Jason Culotta, Senior Director of Government Relations ·         Developments on the 2017-19 State Budget … Continued

Revitalizing the R&D Credit

Revitalizing the R&D Credit Efforts continue to make the Wisconsin research credit refundable through the state budget process.  Last week, Briggs & Stratton hosted their local Joint Finance Committee lawmaker on the issue.  Other companies continue to plan (or attempted … Continued

May 18, 2017 – WMC Transportation Committee Meeting

Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce 501 E. Washington Ave. Madison, WI 53703 9 a.m. counsel report staff report AGENDA 9 a.m.  Call to Order                Introductions – Jason Culotta, Senior Director of Government Relations ·         Transportation Developments in the 2017-19 State … Continued