Foreign Markets, Workers Critical for Wisconsin’s Economy

By Kurt R. Bauer President/CEO Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce There are a lot of ways Washington can screw up Wisconsin’s economy. The Obama administration’s horribly ill-conceived Clean Power Plan (CPP) immediately comes to mind. If implemented, CPP will punish our … Continued

Judicial Philosophy Matters

By Scott Manley Senior Vice President of Government Relations Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce In Wisconsin, and throughout the U.S., liberal special interests are increasingly utilizing appellate courts to advance policy objectives they cannot achieve by working through the legislative process. … Continued

What Questions Would Businesspeople Ask The Candidates?

Kurt R. Bauer President/CEO Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce The Republican candidates for president will debate in Milwaukee on Tuesday and the Democrats are scheduled to do the same in Wisconsin early next year. If given the chance, here are some … Continued

Fixing Wisconsin’s Transportation Finance Shortfall

By Jason Culotta Director of Tax and Transportation Policy Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce July marked the end of a contentious state budget process. Providing more funding for transportation needs was widely discussed, but reductions in the level of borrowing and … Continued

Regulation Without Representation

By Scott Manley Vice President of Government Relations Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce The federal Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently issued its global warming rule for coal-fired power plants and is expected to finalize another rule this fall establishing stringent new … Continued

Bradley is Judicial Traditionalist for Supreme Court

Jim Pugh Vice President/Treasurer WMC Issues Mobilization Council, Inc.   Three Candidates Vie for Seat In April 2016, Wisconsin voters will decide the direction of the Wisconsin Supreme Court for years to come. The business community’s policy victories – from … Continued

EPA’s Global Warming Rule Will Kill Wisconsin Jobs

Scott Manley Vice President of Government Relations Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce The federal Environmental Protection Agency issued its final global warming rule for coal-fired power plants recently. If allowed to go into effect, the rule will kill Wisconsin factory jobs … Continued

Economic Envy

Kurt R. Bauer President/CEO Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce The University of Minnesota Golden Gophers haven’t won Paul Bunyan’s Axe from the University of Wisconsin Badgers in a decade. Meanwhile, the Green Bay Packers have gone 9-1-1 versus the Minnesota Vikings … Continued

A Rare Opportunity that Just Makes Sense

By Gale Klappa Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer Wisconsin Energy This summer, the country’s newest Fortune 500 company will likely NOT be headquartered in New York, Chicago, Minneapolis, or even Omaha. This once-in-a-generation opportunity will be achieved … Continued

Let Democracy Rule on Supreme Court

By Richard M. Esenberg President & General Counsel Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty Next week, Wisconsin voters will be asked to vote on a proposed constitutional amendment changing the way in which the Chief Justice of the Wisconsin Supreme … Continued