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Health coverage for all is good move for all

By Matt Pommer The boldest idea of the Democrats’ economic stimulus plan has been to provide complete, federally funded Medicaid coverage for those who lose jobs during the recession. In Wisconsin about 95 percent of residents have some form of ...

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News Briefs

Biomass boiler to be installed in coal plant that heats UW-Madison Madison (AP) — Gov. Jim Doyle says he wants to install a new biomass boiler at a coal-burning power plant in downtown Madison by 2012. The state agreed last ...

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OSHA Citations

July B&K Builders Inc., Marshfield, reached a formal settlement with OSHA on July 21 to reduce a $1,500 rough-terrain-forklift citation to $540, a $1,500 hand-and-power-tools citation to $540, a $1,500 safety-related-work-practices citation to $540, a $1,500 fall-protection citation to $540, ...

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Green Bay businesses oppose roundabouts

Military Avenue project could kill district’s potential, alderman says Paul Snyder paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com A nearly two-mile stretch of Green Bay’s Military Avenue is becoming the battleground for a roundabout war. “I’m not opposed categorically to roundabouts,” said Green Bay Alderman Guy ...

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Madison alderman claims council too picky

Rejection of Alexander project prompts debate Paul Snyder paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com The economic recession and related slowdown in construction is sparking a debate between Madison leaders about how strict they should be with developers. “We should always have standards that are important, ...

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DNR closes in on statewide radium compliance

Waukesha utility yet to settle three years after deadline Sean Ryan sean.ryan@dailyreporter.com The Waukesha Water Utility is the final loose end in the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources nine-year effort to get water systems to comply with federal radium limits. ...

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