Facing a cascade of criticism, the Department of Natural Resources' board decided Wednesday to put off considering whether to sell a chunk of lakefront property to one of Gov. Scott Walker's key donors.
The same day that Milwaukee County officials announced a deal to sell land near the new Bucks arena site for $1, the team president said he is open to having the project built under agreement that would direct the work to union companies.
Economic experts credit the state's unemployment rate and pent up demand for Wisconsin's strong showing in residential real estate, which is on pace for its best year in a decade, according to state and national reports.
The Wisconsin housing market showed continued strength in July with both existing home sales and median prices higher than the levels in July 2014, according to the most recent analysis of residential housing conducted by the Wisconsin Realtors Association.