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Governor Evers Delivers Budget Address

February 23rd, 2021|

Gov. Evers unveiled his 2021-23 state budget last week with a budget address, which kicks off the budget process between the Governor and state legislature. Read more about Wisconsin’s state budget process hereThe proposed $91 billion budget would increase state spending by 7.3 percent the first year and two percent the second year. It would [...]

94 East West Included in Governor’s Budget

February 23rd, 2021|

One of the items included in Gov. Evers’ budget, which he rolled out last week, was inclusion of the 94 East West project. Completion of the 94 EW project has been a long-time policy priority of the Alliance. “The Alliance is encouraged by Governor Evers’ support of the I-94 East-West Corridor project. With nearly 21,000 [...]

Alliance Applauds Governor, Legislature on Resolving PPP Tax Issue

February 23rd, 2021|

Gov. Tony Evers has signed Assembly Bill 2 into law, which will protect Wisconsin businesses from paying taxes on their federal Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans. In addition to the Waukesha County Business Alliance’s own advocacy efforts on this legislation, the Alliance participated in a coalition of nearly 50 business associations, led by Wisconsin Manufacturers [...]

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

January 18th, 2021|

Last week, The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) released its initial recommendations for Phase 1B vaccination, which included the definition of essential personnel who will be prioritized to access the vaccine. Many businesses were surprised to see that these recommendations defined “essential worker” in a much different way than we saw this spring during [...]

Alliance Award Nominations Now Open

January 18th, 2021|

Do you know of a person or company who’s deserving of an award? We encourage you to check out all of the Alliance's award opportunities. Nominations for the following awards are now open: Emerging Leaders of Waukesha CountyWaukesha County Business of the Year (Small, Medium & Large)Waukesha County Nonprofit of the Year (Small & Large)Waukesha [...]

COVID Liability Protection – Update

January 4th, 2021|

As the Wisconsin Senate and Assembly begin the 2021-22 legislative session this week, one issue of continued importance to the business community is COVID-19 liability protection for businesses, nonprofits, schools and others from frivolous lawsuits. For several months, the Alliance has joined with a coalition of other stakeholders asking the Wisconsin legislature and Governor Evers [...]

Overview of Vaccine Distribution in Waukesha County

December 21st, 2020|

In collaboration with Waukesha County's Stay Safe to Stay Open campaign, the Alliance continues to provide important updates regarding COVID-19 on behalf of the County, including the vaccine distribution rollout. If you have immediate questions regarding the information below, please contact Amanda Payne, Senior Vice President of Public Policy. The Alliance will continue to provide updates [...]

Fall 2020 Leadership Waukesha County Graduates

December 19th, 2020|

The Alliance would like to congratulate our Fall 2020 Leadership Waukesha County participants for completing the first ever virtual program! Participants celebrated the final session of the program by sharing their biggest takeaways and most eye-opening experiences through virtual presentations. Kudos to each and every one of the graduates, and a big thank you to [...]

Court Grants a Temporary Injunction on the Release of Business Names Allegedly Connected to COVID-19 Cases

December 4th, 2020|

The Waukesha County Circuit Court held a hearing on Monday in the case against Gov. Tony Evers' administration over the potential release of information about businesses that have had two or more employees test positive for COVID-19. Following a three-hour hearing, Judge Lloyd Carter dismissed both motions to dismiss and granted the request for a temporary [...]

Regional Stakeholders Support I-94 East-West Project

November 30th, 2020|

Stakeholders from MMAC, CARW and the Alliance have come together to support the revitalization of the I-94 East-West Corridor project, which is vital to Southeast Wisconsin and the entire state's economy. Originally built almost 60 years ago, the East-West corridor of I-94 connects the Marquette and Zoo interchanges. This stretch, which runs for three and [...]