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Apr 26, 2013

Deficit looms for Wisconsin transportation budget, Bureau says

New projections show Wisconsin's transportation budget is spiraling toward a $63.5 million deficit by mid-2015, leaving lawmakers groping for how to pay for building and repairing roads across the state over the next two years.

Feb 26, 2013

Road, school projects will feel pinch

Who'll be the first to feel the sting?

Mar 30, 2012

Dems, GOP lawmakers sell budgets back home

Republicans and Democrats are selling their budget plans back home as models for how they would run Washington if they win the November elections.

Mar 29, 2012

House approves Republican deficit-cutting plan

Republicans pushed an election-year, $3.5 trillion budget through the House on Thursday that relies on biting spending cuts and a revamping of Medicare to curb massive federal deficits, drawing a sharp contrast with how President Barack Obama and Democrats would tackle the nation's fiscal problems.

Oct 22, 2010

TV stations are campaign’s big winners

By Matt Pommer The clear winners in this Wisconsin election year are television stations. Candidate and ghost organizations have poured money into TV spots in the races for the governor’s […]

Dec 14, 2009

Senate sends $1.1 trillion spending bill to Obama (8:13 a.m. 12/14/09)

By JIM ABRAMS Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Sunday passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill with increased budgets for vast areas of the federal government, including […]

Dec 10, 2009

Federal budget deficit for November hits $120.3 billion (2:19 p.m. 12/10/09)

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal deficit for the first two months of the new budget year is piling up faster than last year’s record […]

Dec 8, 2009

Obama’s new jobs plans include highway, bridge projects

By Philip Elliott AP Writer Washington — President Barack Obama outlined major new government stimulus and jobs proposals on Tuesday, saying the nation must continue to “spend our way out […]

Nov 13, 2009

Obama wants domestic spending cuts in next budget (4:31 p.m. 11/13/09)

By ANDREW TAYLOR and TOM RAUM Associated Press Writers WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration, mindful of public anxiety over the government’s mushrooming debt, is shifting emphasis from big-spending policies […]

Nov 13, 2009

Obama eyes domestic spending freeze (1:34 p.m. 11/13/09)

By ANDREW TAYLOR Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration has alerted domestic agencies to plan for a freeze or even a 5 percent cut in their budgets, […]

Nov 13, 2009

Trade deficit widens more than expected in September (8:16 a.m. 11/13/09)

By MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. trade deficit widened more than expected in September as foreign oil prices rose to the highest level in nearly […]

Nov 12, 2009

Federal deficit sets October record of $176.4 billion (1:47 p.m. 11/12/09)

By DANIEL WAGNER and MARTIN CRUTSINGER AP Business Writers WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal deficit hit a record for October as the new budget year began where the old one […]


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