With 78 partial vetoes, Governor Evers officially passed the Wisconsin 2019-21 state budget on July 2. The $82-billion budget included important priorities for Alliance members, including investments in transportation funding and K-12 education, as well as the proposed cuts to income taxes. The approved budget included a moderate income tax decrease, property tax levy limits [...]
The Waukesha County Business Alliance has added three new members to its board of directors: Steve Cooper, president/CEO of United Heartland; Tom Dieckelman, president of Wisconsin Coach Lines/Coach USA; and Matt Moroney, chief operating officer/general counsel for Wangard Partners, Inc.
Now that the Wisconsin legislature has sent the state budget to Governor Evers, he has six days (not including Sunday, but including the Fourth of July) to either approve the budget as-is, line-item veto portions of it or veto it entirely.
The Waukesha County Business Alliance, Waukesha County Center for Growth and Waukesha County announced the winners of the Small, Medium and Large Business of the Year awards at the Waukesha County Awards Gala on June 13. We also honored the winners of the Small and Large Nonprofit of the Year awards and the Waukesha County Advocate of the Year award.
Waukesha County schools wrapped up the school this month. Click to read about the Alliance’s work over the 2018-19 school year to develop our future workforce by connecting businesses and educational institutions.
The Alliance is supporting SB165, which would improve the transfer of credits among post-secondary institutions. In short, the bill would expand the current universal credit transfer agreement between the UW system and the Wisconsin Technical College System. Currently the UW system is required to have a set of 30 general education credits that transfer seamlessly [...]
As part of a comprehensive strategy to address the workforce issue, the Waukesha County Business Alliance is working to connect businesses and educational institutions. It's important for us to work together to make sure students are both college- AND career-ready after high school graduation. Click here to watch the video. This video was originally shown [...]
Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow, the Waukesha County Business Alliance and the Waukesha County Center for Growth have announced the finalists and winners for the 2019 Waukesha County Awards. The awards recognize top-performing businesses and nonprofit organizations that have a significant presence in Waukesha County and are making our community a great place to live, [...]
Our first Connecting Counselors program was on Wednesday, April 10. Connecting Counselors is a complimentary networking program for educators in southeast Wisconsin. Middle and high school counselors have the opportunity to learn about one new post-secondary program/degree available to students that supports the in-demand industries of manufacturing, construction, health care and information technology. The “speed [...]
Congratulations to Dr. Amy Romashko, MD, medical director of Children's Urgent Care at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, on being named one of our 2019 Emerging Leaders of Waukesha County! These awards celebrate young professionals who live or work in Waukesha County and who have shown personal initiative, determination and commitment to their careers and their [...]