Past its own New Year’s deadline, a weary Congress sent President Barack Obama legislation to avoid a national “fiscal cliff” of middle class tax increases and spending cuts late Tuesday night in the culmination of a struggle that strained America’s divided government to the limit.
Published: January 24, 2012
Tags: Amy Klobuchar, Betty McCollum, Department of Transportation, DOT, Federal Highway Administration, Herb Kohl, Minnesota DOT, National Park Service, Ron Johnson, St. Croix bridge, St. Croix River, Wild and Scenic Rivers Act
A plan to build a bridge over the St. Croix River between Wisconsin and Minnesota took a step forward after the U.S. Senate unanimously approved a bill clearing the way for the new span.
The transportation industry and elected officials are withholding optimism about President Barack Obama’s $447 billion jobs plan, which includes $60 billion for road projects, until more particulars are revealed.
MILWAUKEE (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says one way the U.S. can attack oil prices is by drilling more in Alaska and the Gulf of Mexico. The Republican freshman told reporters Friday that oil prices were high in part because of monetary policies that contributed to a weak dollar. He said the U.S. should [...]
By Matt Pommer This summer’s recall elections will attract national political attention, providing a splendid opportunity for Wisconsin Republicans to advance GOP ideas. At first blush the recall issues will be the Republican rush to push Gov. Scott Walker‘s plan to curb public-employee unionism and the three-week escape of Democratic state senators. But it offers [...]
By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Republican wave that swept the nation in Tuesday’s midterm election was particularly deep in Wisconsin, bringing into office conservatives who want to make dramatic changes in the state’s style of government. Republicans won the governor’s office, took both houses of the Legislature, captured the U.S. Senate [...]
By DINESH RAMDE Associated Press Writer MILWAUKEE (AP) — A businessman who sought support from the tea party toppled one of the Senate’s most prominent liberals Tuesday to become the state’s first Republican senator in 12 years. In his bid to bring down three-term Democrat Russ Feingold, Ron Johnson touted his accounting and business experience, [...]
MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans were hoping to ride the national tide of discontent to big wins in Tuesday’s election, while Democrats counted on their traditionally strong history of getting voters to the polls to give them the edge. Top on the Republicans’ list was knocking off 18-year incumbent Democratic U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold and [...]
By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Scott Walker hoped to return Wisconsin’s governor’s office to Republican control for the first time in eight years with a win in Tuesday’s election, while Tom Barrett struggled to overcome the legacy of the unpopular Democratic incumbent. No Democrat has ever held the office more [...]
By Matt Pommer The clear winners in this Wisconsin election year are television stations. Candidate and ghost organizations have poured money into TV spots in the races for the governor’s seat and the U.S. Senate. Wisconsin’s Senate race is leading the nation in the number of TV spots. Television station executives probably believe the recession [...]