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Governor Defers to Feds on Health Care Exchanges

Governor Walker announced today that Wisconsin would not create a state-run health care exchange and instead defer to the federal government on implementation. A key component of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the exchanges will be a place for small businesses and individuals to purchase health insurance. In a letter explaining his decision, the Governor said the long-term…read more →

Zach Brandon Named President of Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce

Business Acumen, Community Knowledge and Proven Economic Development Success, coupled with Passion, Builds on Chamber’s Strong Foundation MADISON – After conducting a national search, the Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce board of directors found its ideal candidate in its own backyard. Local leader Zach Brandon has been named president of the Chamber. Brandon, 39, replaces Jennifer Alexander, who is retiring…read more →

Council Restores Overture Funds

Last night the Madison Common Council approved the City’s 2013 operating budget. The final vote came after adoption of a comprehensive package of changes introduced by Council President Shiva Bidar-Sielaff and President Pro-Tem Chris Schmidt. The changes include restoring $900,000 in funds for Overture, making the city’s total contribution $1.75 million. While the final sum is less than the $2…read more →

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