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Proposed bill would let TIF districts cross municipal borders

By James Briggs A proposed bill floating through the Legislature would let cities team up on tax incentives for development projects. The bill, co-authored by a pair of Green Bay Republicans, Rep. Chad Weininger and Sen. Robert Cowles, would let ...

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Will Republicans’ victories be a win for the construction industry?

By James Briggs In the wake of Tuesday’s midterm election, the 2011 state legislative agenda has become a little clearer — and in many cases, more promising than the past two years — for construction lobbyists. Republicans gained majorities in ...

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Lawmaker calls for end to high-speed rail planning

By Paul Snyder A state lawmaker is calling on Gov. Jim Doyle to stop the state’s planning for the Milwaukee-to-Madison high-speed rail line. State Rep. Brett Davis, R-Oregon, said Friday that GOP gubernatorial candidates Scott Walker and Mark Neumann committed ...

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Money eludes Dane County transit planners

By Paul Snyder A half-cent sales tax increase would give Dane County planners the money they need to craft a regional transit strategy. But the Dane County Regional Transit Authority needs the strategy to persuade voters to hand over the ...

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Industry groups start drive for diesel rules (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder Fearing a diesel emissions crackdown that could cripple construction company budgets, industry groups want new rules approved before the state has a chance to study the issue. The Wisconsin Clean Diesel Coalition — with the Associated General ...

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Clean energy bill lacks details

By Paul Snyder Critics of Wisconsin’s clean energy bill are calling for a sharper focus on specific job creation numbers and a detailed explanation of how much the proposal will cost. “The cost is something we need to know and ...

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Bill’s transit provision irks local planners

By Paul Snyder A bill in the Wisconsin Legislature has the broad purpose of slowing global warming, but regional planners are fighting the provision they fear will eventually give the state control over local development. Eileen Bruskewitz, a member of ...

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Planners: Too soon for a rail referendum (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder Regional planners oppose a Dane County vote that would dictate whether they can consider commuter rail when outlining transit strategies. “If commuter rail is such a good idea,” said Dane County Supervisor Eileen Bruskewitz, “then why are ...

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Dane County RTA appointments named

Mayors Dave Cieslewicz, Joe Chase, Jay Allen and Kurt Sonnentag and County Executive Kathleen Falk on Friday announced their appointments to the Dane County Regional Transit Authority. Appointments to the RTA Board are as follows: *County Executive Kathleen Falk: Kristine ...

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