Legal

In Wisconsin, a debate over opening the market for “video franchising” involves cities that want to collect fees from AT&T, just as they have collected fees from cable companies, to support local access channels. Instead of clinging to regulatory frameworks that lock them into an...

The completion of a state audit into information technology projects is still at least several weeks away, but the State of Wisconsin has scrapped yet another failed computer project. This time, the state Department of Workforce Development has pulled the plug on a $41.2 million...

Framing the issue as a matter of leveling the playing field, the budget proposal submitted by Gov. Jim Doyle calls for applying the state sales tax to the downloading of digital information. A similar proposal failed to become part of the previous biennial state budget,...

A new digital world has been created in which users can create and play characters online, and while it sounds like it has the right virtual stuff, new legal issues have come to the fore, according to columnist Deborah Wilcox. This new “inline” world is...

Dr. William Yasnoff, founder of the eHealth Trust Initiative, says Wisconsin would be better off taking the $30 million proposed for the adoption of electronic health records and use the money to set up a central repository of individual medical records. The Wisconsin Health Information...

TomoTherapy has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission for an initial public offering that would raise up to $201 million in capital. The Madison-based medical device manufacturer has applied for a listing on the NASDAQ Global Market. ...

Big Pharma has evolved into “Enormous Pharma” thanks to a six-stage deconstruction process of interconnected events, according to Yer Biotech Blues columnist Michael Rosen. Enormous Pharma will likely grow even larger as it is fed by global demographic trends and the need to conquer new...

Just in case the thought never crossed your mind, starting a business can be a taxing proposition, and business taxes are the subject of attorney Joe Boucher's latest edition of Early Stage. In this sixth installment of the Early Stage series, Boucher walks you through...

Several high profile security breaches at the state level not only have Wisconsin residents fuming, but they have State Senator Ted Kanavas calling for a performance audit of data security practices. In a letter to the chairmen of the Joint Legislative Audit Committee, Kanavas said...

Next Generation columnist Tony DiRomualdo is back after a holiday hiatus, and he is taking note of the latest episode of “CEOs Gone Wild” featuring Bob Nardelli, who was asked to leave Home Depot. A bitter pill to swallow, he writes, but $210 million worth...