Some campaign promises build in a bit of wiggle room. The one made by candidate for governor Scott Walker to “strip policy and pork projects from the state budget” did not.
New projections show Wisconsin’s transportation budget is spiraling toward a $63.5 million deficit by mid-2015, leaving lawmakers groping for how to pay for building and repairing roads across the state over the next two years.
Published: April 9, 2013
Tags: Gov. Scott Walker
Gov. Scott Walker says he supports a bill that would reduce the authority of the Milwaukee County Board and require a vote next year on cutting salaries for county supervisors in half.
New quarterly figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show Wisconsin has dropped to 44th in the nation for creating private-sector jobs.
Published: March 28, 2013
Tags: Barrett, business growth, Gov. Scott Walker, Greater Milwaukee Committee, Milwaukee, Tom Barrett, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Walker, Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Administration
Republican Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett are teaming up in another rare show of bipartisan support in hopes of stimulating business growth in Milwaukee.
The state Department of Natural Resources does not plan to change state rules meant to slow erosion from construction sites of 1 acre or larger if the agency takes over the administration of those rules from another department.
Ten employees at a Milwaukee-based electrical contractor took the state’s electrician licensing exam.
The state Senate’s top Republican said he’s against imposing a so-called tonnage tax on a company looking to open an iron mine in far northwestern Wisconsin.
Gov. Scott Walker said Sunday he wants to invest nearly $100 million in programs to develop the state’s workforce, including grants to train residents for high-demand professions and a requirement for nearly 76,000 on food stamps to enroll in job-training programs.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has declared a major disaster for three northwestern Wisconsin counties due to flood damage in June.