WMC Applauds Physician Licensure Reforms

MADISON – The Wisconsin Chamber of Commerce Friday applauded passage in the State Assembly of legislation to speed physician licensing to help provide health care to residents and keep the state competitive. On Thursday, the Assembly approved the Medical Licensure … Continued

WMC Opposes New EPA Coal Rule

New EPA Rule Will Kill Jobs, Raise Energy Prices MADISON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today proposed a global warming regulation that will significantly increase the cost of electricity for Wisconsin consumers, and kill thousands of jobs, according to … Continued

WMC Lauds Gov. Walker Leadership on Health Care

MADISON – Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce – the state’s chamber of commerce – said Thursday that Governor Scott Walker is offering a pragmatic solution to provide health care to Wisconsin residents. WMC President/CEO Kurt R. Bauer said: “Governor Walker’s plan … Continued

WMC Health Care Seminar to Feature Wisconsin Leaders

Media Advisory WHAT Wisconsin Health Care: Preparing for the New Normal Part 2: Implementing the Affordable Care Act Seminar for businesses, produced by WMC Foundation, the educational division of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce Speakers include Secretary Kitty Rhoades, Wisconsin Department … Continued

WMC Statement Regarding Health Care Exchanges

MADISON — Statement from Kurt R. Bauer, president/CEO of Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce (WMC), the state chamber of commerce, regarding Governor Scott Walker’s decision not to form a state exchange. “While WMC supported the creation of a Wisconsin-specific exchange, we … Continued

WMC Reacts to U.S. Supreme Court Ruling on Health Care Law

MADISON – Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce President/CEO Kurt R. Bauer said Thursday that the U.S. Supreme Court decision to uphold Obama’s health care law is disappointing and will hurt businesses of all sizes. “The fact that a divided court upheld the … Continued

Wisconsin CEOs Predict Job Growth This Year

MADISON – Buoyed by an improving business climate, Wisconsin businesses – small, medium, and large – are predicting job creation at their companies in the next 12 months, according to two surveys conducted by WMC released Thursday. “The surveys are … Continued

WMC Launches Radio Ads on “Hidden Health Care Tax”

Hospital Underfunding Drives Up Health Care Costs MADISON – Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce announced Monday that it will launch a statewide radio ad campaign explaining Wisconsin’s “hidden health care tax.” “Businesses in Wisconsin need to understand that the state underpays … Continued