By James Briggs Gov. Scott Walker’s state budget includes plenty of money for highways, but it pulls the rug out from under another form of paved passageway. The proposed 2011-13 budget would scrap $5 million allocated in the previous biennial ...Read More »
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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The Transportation Projects Commission will meet Oct. 19 for the first time in Gov. Jim Doyle’s tenure, according to a statement from State Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan’s office. The 14-member TPC will review eight proposed highway projects in the state, ...Read More »
By Sean Ryan A Republican lawmaker, reacting to bills affirming contracting preferences for women and minorities, is trying to outlaw the practice with a constitutional amendment. State Sen. Glenn Grothman, R-West Bend, said Thursday he knew there would not be ...Read More »
By Sean Ryan and Paul Snyder The volume of opposition to using taxes to pay for the Kenosha-Racine-Milwaukee commuter rail line rose Thursday to match an increase in proposed project borrowing. A regional transit authority bill headed to the state ...Read More »
By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press Writer MADISON, Wis. (AP) — State lawmakers started poring over a sweeping renewable energy bill Wednesday, establishing battle lines as the measure inches toward a vote. The bill creates new renewable fuel standards, lifts Wisconsin’s ...
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A legislator incensed over snowstorm gridlock in Madison says he’s preparing a bill that would allow the state to set the city’s snow removal standards. Commutes in Wisconsin’s capital city took hours in the days after ...Read More »