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Wisconsin Seeks $200M for Reinsurance

The Wisconsin Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) formally submitted the 1332 waiver request on April 18. This waiver request, authorized in section 1332...
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Illinois Pensions and State Employee Group Health Insurance

We continue our look at Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s budget proposal for fiscal year 2019 with a deeper dive into pension state employee group...

Governor Walker’s Key Budgetary Statistics and Instructions

Budget Process Wisconsin has a biennial budget that officially begins in the fall of even-numbered years when state agencies submit their budget requests to the...
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Short-Term Rental Debate Continues

Update (5/30/18): Last week, in a huge blow to Homeowner's Associations across the state, the Texas Supreme Court issued a ruling that strongly favors a...

Trade War is Launched

The Trump administration announced on Thursday that it is imposing new duties of 25 percent on steel imports and 10 percent on aluminum imports...

A Better Deal


"We are not in a trade war with China, that war was lost many years ago by the foolish, or incompetent, people who represented...
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Shared Value Opportunities Between University and Industry Partners

Michael Best Strategies congratulates our friends at the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS), and...
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Making Good Health Profitable Part 1: A Conversation with Michael Heifetz and Karen Timberlake

In part 1 of this 3-part series, we discuss the delivery of healthcare and payment system.
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Redistricting: How Will the Courts’ Decision Impact 2018?

Courts cases related to redistricting are still pending based on maps in some states including Wisconsin, Maryland, Texas, North Carolina, Michigan, and Georgia, leaving...

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