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State approves high-speed rail spending (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder Wisconsin will accept $810 million in federal stimulus money to build high-speed rail between Milwaukee and Madison despite the annual drain on a crippled transportation budget. The Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance on Tuesday voted 12-4 along ...

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Contamination clouds Milwaukee water school (UPDATE)

By Sean Ryan Cleanliness comes before construction for those planning a University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences project. But money comes first. “We have to find the money,” said state Rep. Pedro Colon, D-Milwaukee, “and we have to make ...

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Lawmakers call for hearings on stimulus spending (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder Two Wisconsin lawmakers, skeptical of claims about jobs created by federal stimulus money, are calling for public hearings on how the state is spending its share of the stimulus. State Rep. Rich Zipperer, R-Pewaukee, and state Rep. ...

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