Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce Host Annual Business Day

Last week, the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce hosted the 15th annual Business Day at the Monona Terrace in Madison. Attendees heard from speakers from around the nation on business and political affairs topics. Featured speakers this year included political commentator Stephen Hayes from The Weekly Standard, who discussed the nation’s political climate and the current […]

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Wisconsin Women in Government Announces 29th Annual Gala Keynote Speaker

The WWIG Board of Directors have announced that the 29th Annual Scholarship and Recognition Gala would feature Donna Shalala, President of the Clinton Foundation, former United States Secretary of Health and Human Services, and past Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-Madison as the keynote speaker. Shalala is making her second appearance as the speaker, returning […]

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#GiveADamn

  Super Bowl week is finally here! It’s hard to believe that it’s been 50 years since the start of this great American tradition. We also know people like to enjoy the game with good friends and great beers, which makes it an important time to talk about responsible drinking. Budweiser will be using advertising’s […]

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Bills of Note: Big Legislation Signed Into Law & Potential Residency Requirements for Contractors

Governor Walker Signs GAB Overhaul and Campaign Finance Changes Governor Walker has signed two bills making changes to campaign finance laws and splitting the Government Accountability Board (GAB) into an Elections Commission and an Ethics Commission. Walker partially vetoed the GAB bill, modifying it to require lawmakers from both parties to provide the governor with […]

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Hamilton Consulting Web Resources

As you read our newest edition of Political Tidbits, also check up on some of the other great resources that Hamilton Consulting has to offer. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and subscribe to our blog! Political Fundraising Calendar Hamilton Consulting keeps a current and accurate political fundraising calendar highlighting fundraisers taking place statewide. […]

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Charter Schools Week in Wisconsin

This week Wisconsin celebrated Charter Schools Week with tours, visits from legislators, an informational hearing and presenting Governor Walker with an award for his support of charter schools.   Throughout the week, Wisconsin legislators were invited to attend tours of Milwaukee Scholars, a charter based in Milwaukee, which works in partnership with National Heritage Academies […]

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Walmart Raises Wages

  Walmart, the largest private employer in the U.S., has announced it will raise wages for current associates to $10 an hour or higher by early next year and by this April will increase the starting rate to $9 per hour or higher. Walmart estimates approximately 500,000 associates will see a wage increase by July […]

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US Supreme Court Takes Up Judicial Campaign Finance Laws

State statutes affecting judicial candidates in Wisconsin could be impacted depending on a US Supreme Court decision. According to the Wisconsin Election Watch, the nation’s highest court has taken up Williams-Yulvee v. Florida Bar, a case concerning fundraising appeals for judicial candidates. In the case, a judicial candidate in Florida wrote a fundraising letter for […]

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New Team Members Join Hamilton Consulting

R.J. Pirlot has joined The Hamilton Consulting Group as its newest lobbyist. R.J. has over 20 years of experience in government and regulatory affairs, including nearly four years with the Wisconsin Public Service Commission where he managed day-to-day operations as Executive Assistant to Chairman Montgomery. Previously, he represented the business community on health care, transportation, […]

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Back in Session

A formal ball will be the nightcap to the official kickoff of Governor Walker’s second term. The Governor participates in his second Inauguration Day ahead of what appears to be another round of significant reforms. But there is no dancing around it, most are watching to see how and when he wades into the 2016 […]

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