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Kurt on the Issues: Our Environment

Modern economic development recognizes that the environment is an asset that must be managed with respect and generational impact in mind. As a business leader who helped lead a top 10 most sustainable company in the US I’ll bring this experience to Wisconsin policy. We must evaluate all economic development through the lens of its impact on the (1) community…

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Internet is the new Electricty

We can't get ahead with out it. After writing a blog post about the subject a few weeks ago, we've continued to hear from so many people about this critical topic and far too many stories about how much people are paying for dial-up, how many organizations don't have access to any form of broadband, and how many companies don't…

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The Wisconsin Idea

Should education exist to serve big business or should it serve the citizens of Wisconsin? The answer depends on whether you’re looking at it from the perspective of the Walker Administration or almost any other person in our state. The “Wisconsin Idea” is a philosophy adopted by the university system in the early 20th Century that strives to solve problems…

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High speed internet is essential to success

High speed internet is essential to success

Today, having access to reliable broadband internet is as essential as having water or electricity. The world has changed, from streaming tv shows, video calling our kids, and emailing coworkers across the country, our lives have moved online. It’s time our government recognized that and helped our entire state adapt to this new reality. Our campaign is committed to rewiring…

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Invest $1,800 Per Household in Wisconsin, Not Foxconn

Invest $1,800 Per Household in Wisconsin, Not Foxconn

Wisconsin has always been home to innovators, entrepreneurs, and go-getters. From inventing kindergarten, the automobile, and building companies like Harley-Davidson, EPIC Systems, and Kimberly-Clark. Wisconsinites know how to lead. And given how fast the world is changing, now more than ever, we need our civic institutions to support those local, home-grown innovators, entrepreneurs, and go-getters. It’s imperative to support existing…

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Wisconsin’s Economic Future is in Our Roots

Wisconsin’s Economic Future is in Our Roots

Right now, Wisconsin’s economy is at a crossroads. We have been reliant on the same set of industries, companies, and status quo too long. As we face the future, and a new type of economy, everyone is trying to figure out where we fit, how to change, and how to to bring Wisconsin into the future. The fact is, Wisconsin…

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The power of Wisconsin Women by Abby Kiefer

The power of Wisconsin Women by Abby Kiefer

The daughter of a world-class educator and the granddaughter of the owner of the General Store, my story was made possible by Wisconsin women. With a deep innate drive for hard work and perfection, I was born to a line of strong, powerful Wisconsin women. Boundaries within the walls of my family homes have no interest in gender roles. Growing…

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Talking about civic engagement in 2018

Talking about civic engagement in 2018

I remember the first election I voted in. It was 1996 in Green Bay. I went to the Labor Council Hall after class one day to see the candidates. It was inspiring, to be able to walk through the room and talk to the people who had the potential to make real change -and I’m not just talking about the…

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Democrats flip state Senate seat in Wisconsin

Congratulations Patty Schachtner! Your message of kindness and helping people when they’re down is exactly what we need in our politics right now! “People sent a message tonight we don’t want to be negative any more,” she said. “Change it up. I ran a positive campaign. … My message has always been be kind, be considerate and we need to…

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