The prevailing paranoia among many state lawmakers is that attaching their names to any tax increase is the equivalent of erasing their names from the list of state lawmakers.
Published: July 6, 2012
Tags: Barbara Toles, Bradley Center, Chris Abele, Christine Sinicki, David Bowen, David Cullen, Elizabeth Coggs, Gerry Broderick, John Weishan, Milwaukee County, referendum, sales tax, Samantha Kerkman
Milwaukee County’s four-year effort to levy a 1 percent sales tax still has a few friends in the Legislature, but even they have doubts about the tax becoming a reality.
Published: August 23, 2011
Tags: ADA, Americans with Disabilities Act, bicycle, Brian Roper, Christine Sinicki, Federal Highway Administration, FHA, Hoan Bridge, I-794, infrastructure, Interstate 794, Kevin Hardman, Mark Gottlieb, Scott Walker, Wisconsin Department of Transportation, WisDOT
By James Briggs Bicycle advocates Tuesday planned to lobby the state Department of Transportation for a bike and pedestrian path to be included in the reconstruction of Milwaukee’s Hoan Bridge. The bike path is a once-in-a-generation opportunity to connect Milwaukee’s downtown to its south side and suburbs for bicyclists, said Kevin Hardman, executive director of [...]
By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A disagreement among Republicans in the Legislature over whether unemployed people in Wisconsin should have to wait a week before receiving unemployment benefits is putting an extension of coverage for the jobless at risk. The Republican-controlled Legislature approved the one-week waiting period in the state budget [...]
Paul Snyder firstname.lastname@example.org Construction industry and business groups are aligned against a bill they say makes it easier for people to file discrimination lawsuits and more expensive for companies. “The timing of this is just bad,” said Jim Boullion, government affairs director for the Associated General Contractors of Wisconsin. “Companies are already trying to survive [...]