The Michigan Legislature approved a bill on Tuesday that would allow the replacement of a 65-year-old oil pipeline in a Great Lakes waterway, voting to establish a state authority that would oversee the construction of a tunnel to encase a new segment of pipe.Read More »
Democratic leaders in Congress demanded last week that major legislation on roads, bridges and other infrastructure include policies meant to curb global warming, complicating prospects for a deal with President Donald Trump on a jobs-boosting bill that both parties have deemed a priority.Read More »
Wisconsin Republicans planned to forge ahead Monday with a rare lame-duck session to give Gov. Scott Walker a chance to limit the powers of his Democratic successor, move the 2020 presidential primary date to benefit a conservative state Supreme Court justice and enact various other changes, which are almost certain to spur legal challenges.Read More »
With a budget request that's likely to change greatly under the newly elected governor, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation has proposed broadening its borrowing powers as a way pay for road rehabilitation work while avoiding any need to raise the state's gas tax or vehicle-related fees.Read More »
Wisconsin Republicans' plan for a lame-duck legislative session solidified on Friday as GOP leaders confirmed they will consider bills dealing with federal transportation money, as well as moving the date of the next presidential primary date and early voting.
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