The Legislature’s budget committee has voted to end ballast water discharge fees for Great Lakes shipping in two years.
Wisconsin’s budget-writing committee has approved pulling money from the state’s environmental management fund to cover sand mining inspections.
The Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee wants authority to sign off on any sale of state-owned dormitories, highways and power plants before those deals go down.
The White House says President Barack Obama opposes a House bill that would speed approval of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline from Canada to Texas.
Published: May 21, 2013
Tags: power plants
A wide-reaching change that would allow the state to sell off properties ranging from prisons and power plants to University of Wisconsin dormitories and state highways is up for approval before the Legislature’s budget committee.
The Supreme Court has affirmed the authority of federal regulators to try to speed local government decisions on proposals to build or expand cellphone towers.
Published: May 17, 2013
Tags: Building Commission, Capital Heat and Power Plant, Dale Kooyenga, Legislative Fiscal Bureau, Madison Gas & Electric, power plants, utility plants, We Energies, Zoo Interchange
Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to allow the sale of state utility plants to pay off transportation debt might not even be able to generate enough money to pay off the debt on the plants themselves.
Gov. Scott Walker on Friday signed into law a bill creating a program that gives employers an alternative to laying off employees when work slows.
A call for the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors chairwoman to step down has gone quiet, according to the supervisor who led the effort.
An ingredient in the state’s Milwaukee County government reform proposal specifically is designed to prevent supervisors from seeking revenge.