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As is the case with most major reform efforts, it looks as though healthcare reform will be led by the states, writes Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still. Gov. Jim Doyle has urged the Legislature to work with him to expand access and lower costs, and...

Having a national broadband strategy is good, but having one that is realistic is even better, according to columnist James Carlini. In this edition of Carlini's Comments, he calls on national lawmakers to “get it right" this time because the Telecom Act of 1996 was...

Governor Jim Doyle has unveiled a package of economic initiatives called Grow Milwaukee that includes several technology and biotechnology spending initiatives. Chief among them is an $8 million funding commitment for the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee's Research Growth Initiative, but the overall package has one lawmaker...

Merge Healthcare has announced the hiring of Greg Wilson, currently the chief financial officer for Concurrent Computer Corp., Atlanta, as its new vice president of finance. He is Merge's second financial hire from the state of Georgia in the past month. ...

Western Wisconsin is no longer just for farmers and tourists - it is going high tech. As Inside Wisconsin columnist Tom Still explains, the spill over from the Twin Cities explains some of the growth, but a commitment to regional cooperation, which should be adopted...

Wisconsin would like to lure a Georgia biotechnology company involved in stem cell research, but that may turn out to be easier said than done. The University of Georgia is trying to beat officials and investors here to the punch and give Aruna Biomedical...

Ushering in a new age, DEMO Letter columnist Chris Shipley recently addressed the DEMO 2007 Conference in California, and once again reminded those in attendance that technology consumers are in charge. Not that they needed much reminding, as nearly 70 new products on display provided...

Governor Jim Doyle's 2007-09 budget proposal will include $2 million for a proposed venture capital center that seeks to connect entrepreneurs with sources of capital and serve as a point of entry for investors that want to deal in Wisconsin. The venture capital center, a...

As part of a rollout of new IP-based video service, AT&T will add 200 union jobs in Milwaukee. The product, which already has been launched in 11 other markets, will offer integrated digital TV, high-speed Internet, and voice services over an Internet Protocol (IP) technology...