March 14 2014
The Greater Milwaukee Foundation secured about $1.48 million in online donations Thursday during its 3rd Annual Match Day. Each donation will be proportionally matched with an additional $750,000 contributed by other organizations.
As reported by the MBJ: Gov. Scott Walker signed legislation Thursday that establishes grants for workplace wellness programs for small businesses in Wisconsin. Companies with fewer than 50 employees that are not already running a wellness program are eligible for the grants. A workplace wellness program is defined as a health or fitness program, including health-risk assessments of employees.
A bill allowing electronic cigarettes indoors has cleared a Wisconsin Senate committee. Doctors and scientists say toxic particles in the nicotine-laced vapor could be dangerous to others and the state should wait for more research on potential hazards before allowing widespread use indoors. There are two days left in this session for the bill to become a state law.
Students at Milwaukee Public Schools' Riverside University High School slept outside overnight Thursday to raise money for Habitat for Humanity and raise awareness about Homelessness. This is the 14th year students have slept overnight in boxes, raising close to $70,000 throughout the years, resulting in the construction of two Habitat homes.