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Transit panel to meet for first time since ’02

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, ...

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Road spending referendums lack promise of change

By Joe Lanane There is no certainty lawmakers will listen even if Wisconsin counties overwhelmingly approve advisory referendums to protect the state’s transportation budget from raids. So far, 51 counties are committed to running the referendum either during the primary ...

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E-Verify draws an egad from industry (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder Contractors wonder why they should be forced to use a federal E-Verify system with documented flaws in spotting unauthorized workers. I-9 forms, contractor registrations, prevailing wage reports and other state documents are good enough, said Jerry King, ...

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GOP candidates take on transportation spending (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder Wisconsin’s Republican gubernatorial candidates are blasting Gov. Jim Doyle and the state Legislature for failing to fix the state’s transportation spending problems. Both candidates — Mark Neumann and Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker — also share the ...

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Uncertainty drives debate over shore land exemptions

By Paul Snyder Uncertainty is driving both sides of a debate over giving towns exemptions from state shore land rules. Opponents of a bill that would give the exemptions say more than 200 communities could be affected by the change. ...

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Lawmakers try to lock down road budget (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder Lawmakers are deadlocked over whether the state’s road construction budget should be protected from raids. “I do want to handcuff the Legislature,” said state Rep. Mark Gottlieb, R-Port Washington. “Until we can assure voters that user fees ...

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