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This is not your father’s We Energies; land sale fuels state park plans (access required)

By James Briggs The state Department of Natural Resources has agreed to buy 2,714 acres along the Wisconsin-Michigan border from We Energies. If approved by the Joint Committee on Finance, as well as Gov. Jim Doyle, the DNR‘s $3.25 million ...

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Land mines fill path to road revenue (access required)

By James Briggs As Wisconsin‘s two major gubernatorial candidates take turns bashing outgoing Gov. Jim Doyle for his handling of the state’s transportation fund, Doyle is flashing the grin of someone who knows what awaits the eventual victor. Republican Scott ...

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Roadwork rolls through state commission (UPDATE)

By James Briggs A Wisconsin commission whose purpose, at least in part, is to circumvent politics has green-lighted more than $1.3 billion in new road projects — but not without a little posturing. The Transportation Projects Commission, convened Tuesday by ...

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Walker pushes for public hearing on high-speed rail’s impact on environment

Wisconsin Republican gubernatorial candidate Scott Walker sent a letter Wednesday requesting a public hearing on the environmental impact of the proposed Milwaukee to Madison high-speed rail line. Walker, current Milwaukee County Executive, said in a press release there has not ...

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Local governments receive share of fuel tax, registration fees

Gov. Jim Doyle announced Monday that checks totaling $108.3 million for General Transportation Aids, Connecting Highway Aids, and Expressway Policing Aids have been sent to the state’s local governments. The October payments from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation include $105,078,672 ...

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