Friday, March 18, 2011

Northwest Herald | Crystal Lake firm headed to Wisconsin

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced the move Thursday morning at a news conference with Catalyst Chief Executive Officer Tim Roberts and local Wisconsin officials at the 144,000-square-foot plant it will call home this summer….Catalyst planned to bring 85 jobs to the new plant, with the promise of adding at least 24 positions by 2014, all with a minimum annual salary of $55,000.Although Walker said the move would bring 105 jobs to Wisconsin, a Kenosha News report said

Incentives to move

Catalyst Exhibits Inc. in Crystal Lake was granted $500,000 by the state of Wisconsin to offset moving costs and was given a $1.25 million low-interest loan by the Kenosha Area Business Alliance.

In addition, a new Wisconsin law forgives corporate and personal income taxes of companies that relocate to Wisconsin for two years.

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NY Archbishop: Sex scandal needs to haunt church - 60 Minutes - CBS News

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Calling the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal "hideous" and "nauseating," New York's Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan says the scandal "needs to haunt" the church for some time to come.

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    New York's Archbishop Timothy Dolan explains why he thinks the sex abuse scandal "needs to haunt" the church for some time to come. Morley Safer profiles the archbishop for "60 Minutes" Sunday, March 20, 7 p.m. ET/PT.

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      Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker releases e-mails about union rights | Green Bay Press Gazette | greenbaypressgazette.com

      Walker first mentioned the e-mails on Feb. 17, the same day 14 Democratic state senators fled to Illinois in an effort to keep the legislation from passing. As thousands of protesters banged on drums and blew whistles outside his office door, Walker told reporters he had received 8,000 e-mails - the bulk of which he said supported his efforts.

      The AP review found that a mass e-mail Walker sent to state workers on Feb. 11, the day he introduced his proposal, thanking them for their service was met with a stream of negative responses.

      AP and Isthmus, a weekly Madison newspaper, both filed open record requests with Walker's office on Feb. 18 seeking the 8,000 messages the governor referenced at his news conference. The AP amended the request a week later, seeking all e-mails Walker had received through that day.
      After receiving no response from the governor's office, the AP and Isthmus filed a joint lawsuit on March 4 seeking the e-mails. A settlement reached March 16 called for Walker to release the messages and pay the organizations' attorney fees, which came to $7,000.

      The agreement specified that Walker did not acknowledge violating the state's open records law.

      Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker releases e-mails about union rights | Green Bay Press Gazette | greenbaypressgazette.com

      Wisconsin judge blocks contentious collective bargaining law | Sheboygan Press | sheboyganpress.com

      A Wisconsin judge on Friday temporarily blocked the state’s new and contentious collective bargaining law from taking effect, raising the possibility that the Legislature may have to vote again to pass the bill.

      Dane County Judge Maryann Sumi granted the temporary restraining order in response to a lawsuit filed by the local Democratic district attorney alleging that Republican lawmakers violated the state’s open meetings law by hastily convening a special committee before the Senate passed the bill.

      Sumi said her ruling would not prevent the Legislature from reconvening the committee with proper notice and passing the bill again.

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