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.
The author of a bill that would eliminate a cost analysis of state highway project engineer work has given up hope her proposal can be revived prior to the end of the Legislature’s current session Thurday.
A bill that would eliminate the need for the state to conduct a cost comparison of highway project engineering work took an unexpected turn in the Senate Tuesday evening.
Published: June 24, 2011
Tags: Building Commission, Dale Schultz, Dean Kaufert, Department of Administration, Department of Natural Resources, DNR, Jason Stringer, Pershing Wildlife Area, R.J. Binau, Robert Cowles, Taylor County
By James Briggs State lawmakers have asked the Department of Natural Resources to save money on a proposed storage building slated to be built in the Pershing Wildlife Area in Taylor County. There’s nothing special about the building — a 4,800-square-foot unheated metal structure — except for its price tag: $413,500. “I’m familiar with putting [...]
Published: June 9, 2011
Tags: 1000 Friends of Wisconsin, Aubinger, Chad Weininger, Cornerstone, Ehlers & Associates, Hiniker, Jim Schmitt, Lambeau Field, Michael Harrigan, Robert Cowles, tax incremental finance districts, TIF
By James Briggs A proposed bill floating through the Legislature would let cities team up on tax incentives for development projects. The bill, co-authored by a pair of Green Bay Republicans, Rep. Chad Weininger and Sen. Robert Cowles, would let neighboring municipalities create tax incremental finance districts that cross city borders. TIF districts let municipalities [...]
By James Briggs A Republican lawmaker Wednesday threatened to delay future Department of Corrections construction projects unless the state agency can prove it is acting on feedback from rank-and-file staff members to cut spending. Sen. Dale Schultz, R-Richland Center, chairman of the state Building Commission’s administrative affairs subcommittee, said DOC employees had complained to several [...]