The law hardly could be clearer or more unequivocal: Wisconsin state statute 16.705(8) requires the state Department of Administration to file a report by Oct. 15 of each year regarding the hiring of outside contractors to perform services for state agencies.
Published: April 13, 2012
Tags: Alexander Co., Dale Schultz, Department of Financial Institutions, DFI, Fred Risser, Joe Alexander, Mark Pocan, Paul Soglin, Robert Cowles, T. Wall Properties, The Fiore Cos.
A proposal to move the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions to an office building in Middleton is being decried by state and local officials as a needless expense and contrary to a state policy that urges keeping agencies in central Madison.
Published: November 18, 2011
Tags: Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin, Bike and Pedestrian Facilities Program, bike trails, bridge, Fred Risser, Kevin Hardman, Kevin Traas, Mark Pocan, Tony Fernandez, Wisconsin Department of Transportation, Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association, WisDOT, WTBA
It’s a long shot that bike path backers will recoup the $5 million for trail projects they lost in the state budget, said state Sen. Fred Risser, D-Madison.
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 [...]
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 [...]
By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans promised the next two years would be all about jobs, jobs, jobs. Just not right away. On their first day in complete control of state government Monday, Republicans circulated an initial round of bills that would end Wisconsin’s election-day voter registration, loosen age requirements [...]
Paul Snyder firstname.lastname@example.org The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development will spend about $38 million in federal stimulus money to train displaced and new workers while waiting for more money to create jobs. “It’s kind of a chicken-egg thing,” said Assembly Speaker Michael Sheridan, D-Janesville. “Do you put the money toward the jobs or toward training? [...]