After governor’s Twitter attack on Madison, millennials may wonder which Walker-described city is the real one

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After Madison Mayor Paul Soglin announced gubernatorial campaign Wednesday, Gov. Walker attacked the city as a place where “murders have gone up,” tweeting “The last thing we need is more Madison in our lives”. This on the same day his WEDC unveiled a $1 million campaign promoting Madison and other Wisconsin cities to young Chicago workers. > AP News

State unveils the ads in its $1M campaign to lure Chicago millennials


Wisconsin officials have launched a planned million-dollar advertising campaign to lure millennials from Chicago – showing their ads and videos to reporters on Tuesday – but the marketing blitz is making some grumble. > FOX 6 Milwaukee


Lawmakers express concern about $6.8M multi-state plan to market Wisconsin to millennials

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Business owners gathered to support Gov. Walker’s proposed marketing campaign to attract young workers to Wisconsin, while some lawmakers expressed concerns: “The only thing that gives me more heartburn is that we’ll be investing in bringing more workers to Wisconsin before we actually invest in Wisconsin workers,” said Rep. David Crowley (D-Milwaukee). > Wisconsin Public Radio

State Republicans mull limiting pro-worker local ordinances


Business and labor clashed Wednesday over a Republican bill that would prevent local governments in Wisconsin from enacting a variety of ordinances pertaining to employment matters, including limits on working hours, overtime, benefits, and discrimination and wage claims. > AP News

Not all of Wisconsin is losing young adult workers – some areas are gaining


Educated young adults, the narrative goes, are fleeing Wisconsin in droves for better job opportunities elsewhere. But new research from UW-Extension and UW-Madison finds that 15 percent of communities in the state are actually gaining adults ages 20-39. > Green Bay Press-Gazette

State Journal: Worker shortage must be key issue in 2018 elections


Few issues are as daunting and important as our state’s looming workforce shortage. How will Wisconsin fill the jobs of the future when our population is graying fast and failing to train and attract enough young workers? > Wisconsin State Journal

Wisconsin’s population shows modest growth

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Population numbers that often go unnoticed are getting more scrutiny as states like Wisconsin try to grow their workforce. The latest census data show the state’s population increased 0.4 percent, the most in a single year since 2010. But Wisconsin’s long-term growth has been modest compared to other states. > Wisconsin Public Radio