By James Briggs Candidates for the top offices in Dane County say Madison and its surrounding areas should be a beacon of economic light for the construction industry in coming years. “Dane County needs to be open for business,” said ...Read More »
By James Briggs A former lawmaker and lobbyist is riding a wave of construction industry support into the Feb. 15 primary election for Dane County executive. But even the union leaders who support Joe Wineke, the son and grandson of ...Read More »
By Caley Clinton Business leaders and politicians engaged in a heated debate Thursday on the economic development potential of high-speed rail. While supporters of the more than $800 million plan to build high-speed rail service in Wisconsin touted the benefits ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder The development community is urging caution as Dane County considers a town’s request to designate as historic 34 acres around an old church. “The land does not qualify as historic,” said Ron Trachtenberg, a real estate development ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder Roadwork deserves a share of the money raised by regional transit authorities, according to a lawmaker who argues spending should match the realities of transportation. “It’s silly to think that 99 percent of the people that use ...
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By Paul Snyder The Dane County Regional Transit Authority will hold a referendum on a half-cent sales tax increase to generate cash for projects, but it won’t say when. Until then, the RTA has no money, no staff and will ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder A bill in the Wisconsin Legislature has the broad purpose of slowing global warming, but regional planners are fighting the provision they fear will eventually give the state control over local development. Eileen Bruskewitz, a member of ...
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By Paul Snyder Regional planners oppose a Dane County vote that would dictate whether they can consider commuter rail when outlining transit strategies. “If commuter rail is such a good idea,” said Dane County Supervisor Eileen Bruskewitz, “then why are ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder [email protected] Dane County’s regional transit authority lacks money, members and timelines. But there is plenty of skepticism over the way in which the RTA, which will govern transit projects in the Madison metropolitan area, was formed and ...Read More »