Walker, state business chamber oppose Trump’s steel, aluminum tariffs


Gov. Scott Walker and the state’s business lobby — in a rare break with Republican President Donald Trump — are coming out against Trump’s planned tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, saying they could harm Wisconsin companies, outsource U.S. jobs and spark a global trade war with far-reaching consequences. > Racine Journal Times

EU proposes tariffs on Harley-Davidson motorcycles


The European Union is preparing to impose tariffs on Harley-Davidson motorcycles and other high-profile U.S. products in retaliation for President Donald Trump’s planned taxes on imported steel and aluminum. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Cory Booker joins Tammy Baldwin to meet with minority business leaders in Madison

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Senators Tammy Baldwin and Cory Booker were in Madison this weekend to meet with young African American professionals and business entrepreneurs. Their meeting focused on the importance of early voter engagement and voter turnout in the upcoming mid-term elections in Wisconsin. > ABC 27 Madison

Compromise on how to tax large retailers falls apart in wee hours of Assembly finale


A last-ditch bid to address efforts by large retailers to lower their property-tax assessments, which critics say shifts tax costs to homeowners, collapsed as the Assembly ended its session last week, and it appears dead until at least next year. > Wisconsin State Journal

Tax bill a boon for business, says IBAW and Sensenbrenner


The head of the Independent Business Association of Wisconsin hailed the passage of the federal tax reform bill on Tuesday, saying it will put more money in the pockets of small businesses and their employees. U.S. Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner also chimed in with praise. > Greater Milwaukee Today

Wisconsin business execs back the big Foxconn incentives, survey shows


Nearly three-fourths of Wisconsin business leaders say they at least somewhat approve of the generous economic package the state is giving Foxconn, according to a survey by the state’s largest business lobbying organization, although only 30 percent said they “strongly” support it. > Madison.com

In Milwaukee, Baldwin pitches higher tax deduction for business startups


Pitching legislation that would increase a tax deduction for business startups by fourfold, U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin was in Milwaukee Saturday to meet with a group of entrepreneurs. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel