Wisconsin community banks hopeful for Dodd-Frank rollback

By   /  April 24, 2017  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

The 2010 Dodd-Frank Act was sold as a way to rein in a freewheeling Wall Street, but Wisconsin bankers say the law has burdened community banks to the point of accelerating mergers and consolidation. “2016 saw a significant jump in merger activity here in Wisconsin,” Rose Oswald Poels, president and CEO of the Wisconsin Bankers Association […]

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Wisconsin in focus: Milk plants asked to save dairy farms

By   /  April 24, 2017  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Milwaukee Journal Sentinal: Milk plants asked to save Wisconsin dairy farms Mullins Cheese, which says it’s the largest family-owned and operated cheese factory in Wisconsin, has tossed a lifeline to eight dairy farms that were at risk of closing from a trade dispute with Canada. “My field staff looked at them and said, ‘My gosh, these […]

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Wisconsin’s top headlines – April 21

By   /  April 21, 2017  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Ohio dairy sues Wisconsin over butter dispute An Ohio-based dairy has sued the state of Wisconsin over its ban on the sale of ungraded butter. In the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court, for the Western District of Wisconsin, Minerva Dairy argues that the ban is an anti-competitive restriction that protects Wisconsin […]

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Florida residents pay 6th lowest state taxes; some say burden can be still be lowered

By   /  April 20, 2017  /  Florida, News, Taxes  /  1 Comment

By Carrie Salls – Watchdog.org contributor TALLAHASSEE – Florida residents have the sixth lowest state tax burden in the U.S., according to a recent WalletHub report. “Florida has the sixth lowest total tax burden at 6.79 percent mostly because the state has no income tax,” WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez said. “One of the advantages is that […]

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Minnesotans pay fourth highest income tax in country

By   /  April 20, 2017  /  Minnesota, News  /  No Comments

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SAINT PAUL – Minnesota workers shoulder the fourth highest individual income tax burden in the country, according to a recent report from WalletHub report. According to statistics provided by WalletHub analyst Jill Gonzalez, Minnesota’s individual income tax rate is 3.59 percent. Gonzalez said that rate is not entirely bad news for the state because “Minnesota actually offers the […]

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Wisconsin’s top headlines: April 20

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Green Bay Press-Gazette: County arena proposal concerns lawmakers GREEN BAY – Some Brown County lawmakers are raising concerns about a multimillion-dollar proposal to replace the aging Veterans Memorial Arena and upgrade a neighboring exhibition hall. A briefing about the proposal Wednesday lasted more than an hour as a half dozen lawmakers raised issues ranging from costs to […]

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