Senate Democrats have appointed Sen. Bob Wirch and Sen. Jennifer Shilling to serve on the Joint Committee on Finance for the upcoming legislative session.
Two Wisconsin lawmakers are asking the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reject a request by the owners of the SS Badger ferry to continue dumping coal ash into Lake Michigan.
Minority Democrats in the state Senate have used a procedural maneuver to delay a vote on a Republican bill that would ease regulations on wetland development.
Former Sen. Jeff Plale is leaving his position as Division of State Facilities administrator and Building Commission secretary after just eight months on the job.
Published: March 30, 2011
Tags: Chris Larson, Commission on Waste Fraud and Abuse, Department of Administration, DOA, Gary Hamblin, Huebsch, Joint Committee on Finance, Klipstein, Leibham, Luther Olson, Mark Pocan, Scott Walker, State Engineering Association, Wisconsin Department of Transportation, WisDOT
By James Briggs Nearly three months into Gov. Scott Walker’s tenure, some lawmakers and state workers are declaring the governor’s attempt to identify wasteful spending a failure. Walker in January established the Commission on Waste Fraud and Abuse intended, in part, to solicit suggestions from employees on how to streamline government services. But two legislative [...]
By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats who fled the state nearly three weeks ago asked Monday for a meeting with Gov. Scott Walker to talk about changes to his plan to eliminate most public workers’ union rights, a request the governor dismissed as “ridiculous.” Walker said he and his administration [...]
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Wisconsin senators say they have no plans to return for a session day on Thursday. Sen. Chris Larson of Milwaukee said the 14 AWOL senators remain unified in their plans to stay away until Gov. Scott Walker is willing to compromise on his plan taking away nearly all collective bargaining [...]
By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin’s budget stalemate over union bargaining rights shows no sign of resolution — and it could be a long wait. The governor isn’t budging. AWOL Democrats aren’t planning to come back. And, despite talk of deadlines and threats of mass layoffs, the state doesn’t really have [...]
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A special commission created by Gov. Scott Walker to find $300 million a year in government waste is scheduled to meet for the first time on Tuesday. Walker wants the group to make its first recommendations by July 1. The group includes two members of the public, four state lawmakers and [...]
Published: September 15, 2010
Tags: aerotropolis, Airport Gateway Business Association, Chris Larson, Cudahy, Dimitrijevic, Franklin, General Mitchell International Airport, Greendale, Greenfield, Jursik, Michael Mayo, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Gateway Aerotropolis Corp., Oak Creek, South Milwaukee, St. Francis, Weishan
The Milwaukee County Transportation, Public Works and Transit committee approved a resolution Wednesday supporting Milwaukee’s Gateway Aerotropolis collaborative planning efforts. The 4-2 vote brings the measure before the entire County Board at its Sept. 30 meeting. If approved, Milwaukee County would join eight other local government boards that already approved legislation supporting the aerotropolis concept, [...]