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 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 ...Read More »
By Paul Snyder A wind farm dispute in Dodge County is catching the attention of state lawmakers who worry the case could affect the future of renewable energy development. “I think this is a Pandora’s box that could lead to ...Read More »
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, ...Read More »
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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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. ...Read More »
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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