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Roadworker death highlights safety shortcomings

Paul Snyder paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com Wisconsin roadworkers are at the mercy of inattentive drivers and a difficult-to-enforce move-over law. “Ultimately, the orange barrel doesn’t do much to protect us,” said Bruce Stelzner, Chippewa County highway commissioner and president of the Wisconsin Counties ...

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Regional transit authority bill revives spending debate

Paul Snyder paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com The state Legislature’s newest regional transit authority bill (PDF) stokes an old debate between proponents of economic development and opponents of new taxes. The bill would let local governments create RTAs, rather than leaving that authority with ...

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Support for RTA could wane with road request

Paul Snyder paul.snyder@dailyreporter.com Dane County could lose RTA support if officials insist on adding road construction money to a regional transit authority. “It’s bad policy,” said Steve Hiniker, executive director of 1000 Friends of Wisconsin. “It impacts the ability to ...

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