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Doyle and the Legislature Have Much To Agree Upon When It Comes To The Economy

MADISON Remember this summers property tax freeze budget proposal? Legislative Republicans voted for it because they thought it was great politics; many of them were less convinced the freeze was good policy and secretly hoped Doyle would veto it. Thats how it may be with Democrats and Gov. Jim...

Despite the three Gs, the Wisconsin Legislature had a productive session

MADISON If you asked Wisconsin citizens what they knew about the work of the Wisconsin Legislature in the past year or so, the answers would likely include God, guns and gays, alliterative shorthand for high-profile bills dealing with religion, concealed weapons and same-sex marriage. While tho...

Feuds between UW and the Legislature should end for good of the state

In Minnesota these days, the governor and the Legislature are bogged down in a budget fight, just like their counterparts in Wisconsin. Money is tight, just as it is in Wisconsin. But there's an important distinction between the two states: In Minnesota, the university budget is one of the few ar...

Doyle urges Legislature to support biofuels program

DeForest, Wis. - In an effort to revive Legislative support for his biofuels program, Gov. Jim Doyle took aim at Republican skeptics, suggesting that GOP lawmakers are paying lip service to energy independence and turning their backs on state farmers, manufacturers, and entrepreneurs. Doyle,...

Wisconsin investors seek regional partners and informed legislature

The Coalition for Capital Growth and Research held their conference at Grainger Hall. Madison, Wis. Regional cooperation is the way to attract venture capital to Wisconsin, according to the Coalition for Capital Growth and Research, which held its first conference on Friday at UW-Madisons Gra...

Regional Biotech Association Warns Legislation Would Make VT Least Friendly State in Nation for Biotechnology and Life Sciences

... -Testimony To legislature Calls For Rejection Of Legislation That Will Cost ... Vt., April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- In testimony to the legislature and a full page ad in today's Rutland Herald, the ...ned that a bill under consideration by the Vermont legislature will create the most restrictive and onerous regul...

Regional Biotech Association Warns Vermont Legislation Could Have Profound Negative Impact

... MONTPELIER, Vt., March 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The region's largest biotechnology association today warned that a bill under consideration by the Vermont legislature will create the most restrictive and onerous regulatory environments for biotechnology growth and development not only in New England, but in the enti...

Catilin Receives Renewable Energy Award for Pilot Plant

...ader Ventures. For more information, please visit the website http://www.catilin.com About the Demonstration Fund In August 2007, the legislature approved the creation of the Demonstration Fund through the Iowa Department of Economic Development to provide pre-seed capital grants of up to $150,0...

Bion Announces PENNVEST Board Approves $7.8 Million Financing for Kreider Farms Dairy Project

...ill support long term capital investment in livestock waste treatment facilities. The results of a recent study commissioned by the Pennsylvania state legislature projects an average nutrient removal cost of $28 per pound of nutrient per year to upgrade existing wastewater plants. Bion anticipates that it will ...

A Perfect Storm Threatens Patient Access to Specialty Medical Care

...s, physicians and clinicians should visit http://www.onepatient.us . "Certainly we support a short-term measure but Medicare needs to work with the legislature to come up with a long-term solution, or it will face a shortage of trained specialists. The best and brightest will not be attracted to medicine if M...

Biomoda Appoints Three Business Leaders to Board of Directors

...350,000 clinical study using Biomoda's proprietary testing technology for detection of early lung cancer in the state's veterans. The New Mexico state legislature recently allocated an additional $1.3 million in funding through the Interim Tobacco Settlement Committee to the clinical screening program. Lung ca...

Consumer Advocate Testifies in Support of Stem Cell Oversight Legislation

...o study the agency's conflict-ridden governance structure and report to the legislature by July 1, 2009. "The stem cell agency's oversight board was designed w.... "SB 1565 is an important reminder that it is a public agency and that the legislature should have a role in its oversight," said Simpson. Proposition 71 that...

Ohio Pioneers the Creation of a New 21st Century Industry

...state's leading role in polymers. The Ohio Agriculture to Chemicals, Polymers, and Advanced Materials Task Force will by mid-June report to the Ohio legislature and governor: -- The current status of Ohio's agriculture and specialty chemicals and polymer industries. -- Potential alignments between the...

Altheus Therapeutics Secures $3.6 Million in Venture Capital

... in Altheus is the first for the newly formed Oklahoma Seed Capital Fund, managed by i2E. The Oklahoma Seed Capital Fund was formed after the Oklahoma legislature provided funding in 2006 to the Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology (OCAST) for the OCAST Seed Capital program, for the firs...

Public Hearing Held for controversial anti-cloning bills

...ngs are being held to solicit public sentiment on Assembly Bill 104 and its companion bill, Senate Bill 45 . The bills were introduced to the state legislature in February. AB104 prohibits human cloning and parthenogenesis (the process of manipulating the genetic material of a human oocyte without intro...

Wisconsin Needs More Investment Capital

...nt, knowledge-based economy in Wisconsin is a job that will require bipartisan cooperation. The economic growth plans unveiled by the Governor and the legislature give reason to believe cooperation is not only possible, but likely. For questions or more information, contact Tom Still or Sally Muller at (608) ...

WTN Interview: Senator Ted Kanavas

...e Senator. He has been a very active member of the legislature pushing for new technology adoption for the state ...ery similar and thats why we are trying to get the legislature and governor to work together on this. We think th...usual. They have had a very tortured life with the legislature so far, which is too bad. We should be moving bac...

WTN Interview with Governor Doyle

...purchasing and state wide budgeting system? Governor Doyle: I think that those initiatives are largely accomplished in the budget I signed. The legislature cut the money for IT significantly which means that we're going to have to do much more centralized work. I don't find any of those proposals objectio...

Wahl Mute on Firing from Legislative IT Bureau -- but politics could be to blame

...y providing technological support to the Wisconsin legislature and its service agencies. The bureau handles every...ther legal documents. I enjoyed my time at the legislature and I am looking forward to new challenges, Wahl s...at-will employee positions. Baas added that the legislature has the LTSB as its own IT entity separate from t...

West Coast VC Establishes Midwest Presence in Madison

...VC community in the state and support emerging technology companies, said Monica Jaehnig, SWIBs portfolio manager. In a report to the Governor and legislature in 1999, SWIB set a goal to make between $2.2 and $3.9 billion in new investments Wisconsin by 2004. SWIB has already completed $3.5 billion in new in...

We Need Techo-Savy Leaders - Dont just blame government and education for economic problems

...d research institutions. Since then Governor Doyle has come out in support of high-tech industries. There are now more than a dozen bills in the legislature that supposedly would realign the regulatory and financial environment in Wisconsin to encourage our emerging high-tech industries. If enacted into l...

Florida: Investing Heavily in Biotechnology - Governor uses state funds to attract large biotech companies

...te in the month, Florida Governor Jeb Bush was able to convince the Florida legislature after closed-door negotiations to create and pass a bill creating a $369 Mi... research facilities close by. As one of his selling points to Floridas legislature for approving this package to lure Scripps, Gov. Bush in the Herald article...

An In-Depth Look at Wisconsin's Mediocre Economic Report Card

... economy moving again, and this bill is a great example of what happens when we do." Even as the tax code change goes into effect, COMMERCE and the legislature are negotiating an economic stimulus package that could include stage funding of seed-state tech start-ups. I am enthusiastic about the State's for...

Governors Growth Council hopes to go light on paperwork and heavy on ideas

...as they write a series of economic development bills to be presented to the legislature this fall. The Republican-dominated legislature is crafting its own business-growth bills, and Doyle appears intent on head...

Unwrapping Political Perks for the Holidays

...etter not cry if an alert district attorney asks why gifts were delivered down the chimney after midnight. Gov. Jim Doyle: Doyle sparred with the legislature more times in his first year as governor than Muhammad Ali did with Joe Frazier in a career. The state budget, the property tax freeze, Indian gaming,...

The (Tech) Economic Year in Review: Signs of Progress Amid Continuing Challenges

...nty. That money wont be invested overnight, but the rise in activity shows Wisconsin is finally catching the eye of equity investors. The Wisconsin legislature can enhance that trend by passing bills to leverage private investments. The years headlines also included the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation...

Wisconsins VC Challenge

... stage investments in high tech and manufacturing. One of these bills renews Wisconsins Certified Capital Company, or CAPCO program. The Wisconsin legislature passed the CAPCO program into law in 1998 and the program began in July 1999. The demand for this type of investment has outstripped the supply in ea...

Wisconsin Cannot Dawdle if it Wants a Healthy State of the State

...e investment in university-based research and development, and creation of a $100 million venture capital fund. North Dakotas Hoeven has asked the legislature to approve a $50 million Centers of Excellence fund for that states universities. New York Gov. George Pataki announced a series of initiatives t...

GM Choice is Great News, But Wisconsins Economy Must Keep on Truckin to Prosper in a New Era

...s electricity generation and transmission grid slip into disrepair, the state is allowing utilities to move ahead with much-needed improvements. The legislature has passed and Gov. Jim Doyle has signed a regulatory reform bill that will reduce uncertainty for companies seeking to invest in new plants and equip...

Electronic signatures bill sent to Governor

... MADISON - A bill that will make signing on the virtual line the same as signing on paper, is on its way to Governor Doyles desk. The Wisconsin legislature passed a measure that will help move our state toward a paperless society. Consumer advocacy groups, business groups and contract law attorneys haile...

To attract investment, convince manufacturers that regulatory reform is real

...red tape be sliced now that Gov. Jim Doyle and the legislature have streamlined some state permit processes? Perh...Legislation passed by bipartisan majorities in the legislature and signed into law by Doyle sets shorter deadline... good deal of Wisconsins economic troubles. The legislature and the governor have adopted new rules for the st...

Wisconsin Assembly passes capital investment bill, revised CAPCO program not presented

... those investors identify promising companies. The legislature is to be congratulated for acting on SB 261 at a t...261 in light of WISCAPs absence depends on how the legislature intends to implement it. [SB 261s impact] depends on how flexible the legislature is to enable it to provide impact, Neis said. ...

Debate over Taxpayer Bill of Rights shows need for true tax reform

...hanges how government raises and spends money. Republican members of the legislature are urging consideration of an amendment that would place inflation-based l...hat spends and taxes well above average. The 2003-2005 budget passed by the legislature and Gov. Jim Doyle avoided any increases in state income and sales taxes, b...

Broadband freedom mandatory for growth

...ng economy. As co-chair of the Senate Select Committee on Job Creation, many pro-job initiatives authored and vetted by our committee have passed the legislature on a bi-partisan basis. These bills have improved the state's energy readiness, created a more reasonable regulatory environment and built a foundatio...

Investment tax credit bill is a good start, but Wisconsin must confront other barriers to capital formation

...ith UW ties. Wisconsin also fails to fully leverage one of its largest private sources of capital insurance companies with state headquarters. The legislature killed a bill to extend a program that gives insurance companies incentives to invest in start-ups and new technology. The bill may not have been perf...

Sen. Kanavas calls for creation of Enterprise Management System Development Fund

... MADISON State Sen. Ted Kanavas, R-Brookfield, called on the legislature and the Doyle administration Wednesday to create an Enterprise Management System Development Fund. The fund would use existing information technolo...

WTN exclusive interview with Commerce Secretary Cory Nettles (part 1)

... Gov. Doyle provided us four or five requirements of the venture capital package that he would sign into law. We then sat down with our friends at the legislature and tried to really work to put a package together. It was a little lighter in terms of the total impact than what Gov. Doyle wanted, but it is a very...

The impact of ACT 255 on the future of high-tech investment in Wisconsin

...es of rulemaking, where the intricacies of the bills wording will be worked out. Nettles added that he plans to have the act ready for review when the legislature reconvenes in winter. State Rep. David Ward , R-Fort Atkinson, defended the importance of venture capital legislation during 2004s inflexible bud...

Heres one federal program where Wisconsin has gained some hard-earned ground

...at have already proven themselves through the rigor of federal selection processes. The technology commercialization program passed this spring by the legislature (Act 255, or SB 261) allocates $26 million over 10 years to give an extra push to firms receiving federal grants. The state dollars will be used to...

WTN exclusive interview with Commerce Secretary Cory Nettles (part 2)

...by virtue of all the information we received and then saying, This is what were willing to do, as its relates to the power the governor has and if the legislature passes this legislation, Gov. Doyle will sign that into law because that will be a good bill. So we did as much as we could to get that done. Theres n...
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