A referendum that would let the Menomonie Area School District borrow money to pay for maintenance has a former School Board member wondering why officials cannot use the regular budget.
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.
The Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors Intergovernmental Relations Committee decided 6 to 1 Monday to postpone a vote on whether to reaffirm the county’s position on a 2008 referendum question.
Published: April 4, 2012
Voters around the state had split reactions to some construction and development referendums Tuesday.
Voters in the Brown Deer School District in Milwaukee County passed two referendums Tuesday to allow the district to consolidate elementary schools and expand the gym and indoor track at the high school.
By Matt Pommer Let’s have some advisory votes on the future of Social Security and Medicare. Wisconsin and other populist states have a history of deciding spending issues by the way of referenda in which all citizens can vote. We decide school spending plans and overrides of spending limits by counting ballots. It seems at [...]
Published: July 18, 2011
Tags: Bob Donovan, Brian Manthey, Milwaukee, Nik Kovac, Rail, referendum, streetcar, tax-incremental financing, TIF, Tom Barrett, Transportation, W. Martin Morics, We Energies
By James Briggs A Milwaukee alderman on Monday called for a referendum to let voters advise Common Council members on whether the city should build a $64.6 million streetcar line. Calling financial projections for the project “rosy,” Alderman Bob Donovan said he has yet to hear from a single resident in his district who supports [...]
By Marie Rohde Voters gave the Princeton School District a split decision on a pair of referendum questions Tuesday. A referendum asking for $50,000 a year for each of the next three years to replace windows, fix the roof and replace computers passed by a 319-256 margin. Roof and Window Replacement, Facilities Maintenance and Technology [...]
By Joe Lanane Confidence and criticism are characterizing Madison Area Technical College’s request that voters Tuesday approve $134 million worth of construction work on five campuses. The college is asking voters in all or parts of 12 counties in south-central Wisconsin to favor $51 million for upgrades at three Madison campuses; construction of a $43 [...]
By Joe Lanane A proposed November referendum in Watertown on construction of a rail station for high-speed trains would miss a state deadline for the project by more than a month. Watertown resident John Kaliebe, who gathered more than 2,000 signatures for the referendum petition, said local residents should decide whether the community pays any [...]