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Clean energy, transit bills remain unresolved

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — With just one day left in the legislative session to pass bills this year, major pieces of legislation remain undone and in serious jeopardy.

The state Assembly failed to take action on proposals addressing clean energy requirements and creating a regional transit unit in southeastern Wisconsin to pay for commuter rail and bus service.

The Assembly met all night Tuesday into early Wednesday morning but could not resolve those issues.

It also did not take up a sweeping elections reform bill that would allow voters to register online.

Thursday is the last day of the session.

One comment

  1. Now what? Are we to hear politicians continue talking incessantly about this for the next thirty years while other states have long since gotten off top dead center? The public wants action.
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    POLL: How would you vote on the proposed advisory transit referendum?
    Journal Times staff | Posted: Tuesday, April 13, 2010 6:00 am
    Should any new tax to support transit or rail services, such as a sales tax or local vehicle registration fee, be permitted in any part of Racine County?
    Yes 59% (339 votes)
    No 41% (238 votes)
    Total Votes: 577
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    Daily Reporter SURVEY:

    Do you welcome rail projects to Wisconsin?
    Yes 59% (158 votes)

    No 31% (84 votes)

    High speed, but not regional 4% (10 votes)

    Regional, but not high speed 6% (16 votes)

    Total Votes: 268

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