Millions of dollars in federal grants and loans for property owners in Madison, Milwaukee and Racine still are unused more than two years into a program to help homes and businesses become energy efficient.
Solar energy companies owned by a tea party Republican running for an open U.S. Senate seat in Wisconsin who is strongly opposed to the 2009 federal stimulus package have received $500,000 in grants under the program.
The leading tea party-backed Republican candidate running for Wisconsin’s open U.S. Senate seat who has also been a longtime critic of a federal stimulus program received more than $80,000 in stimulus grants for his own solar energy company.
Milwaukee-area contractors could benefit from $4.4 million in capital projects that have been added to the city’s 2012 budget.
By JOAN LOWY Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republicans are pitching a six-year transportation construction plan as a major jobs bill that can win bipartisan approval before next year’s election, a key GOP lawmaker said Monday. Even while prospects for enacting President Barack Obama’s jobs plan have dimmed, Republican backing has grown for a [...]
By Andrew Taylor Associated Press Washington — A stimulus-style spending and tax surcharge on the very wealthy could torpedo an infrastructure package that calls for almost $60 million in roads and bridges. President Barack Obama’s allies in the Senate on Friday unveiled the legislation, which was part of a $447 billion jobs measure that was [...]
Published: September 29, 2011
Tags: budget, Capital Improvements Committee, common council, Department of Community Development, Finance and Personnel Committee, Joe Dudzik, Kammholz, Mark Nicolini, Robert Bauman, stimulus, Tom Barrett
Milwaukee Alderman Robert Bauman wants to pump money into low-cost capital improvement projects that would beef up city infrastructure and create work for contractors.
GREEN BAY, WIS. (AP) — The state is making nearly 84,000 people repay a total of $9.9 million in unemployment stimulus money it received incorrectly. WLUK-TV in Green Bay reports the amounts range from $25 to $2,500. The average repayment is $125. Craig Barkelar, the administrator for the Division of Unemployment Insurance, says they have [...]
Wisconsin will receive $22.4 million for small-business lending programs after the U.S. Treasury Department approved the state’s application to participate in the State Small Business Credit Initiative, a program that was created by President Barack Obama’s first rounds of economic stimulus.
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.