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Jim Holperin

Jan 19, 2012

Wetland bill pushes tradeoffs

Lawmakers are prioritizing compromise with a bill that would make it easier for developers to damage one wetland during a project in exchange for restoring or creating another.

Nov 2, 2011

Transportation committee approves roadwork, environmental studies (UPDATE)

The state’s major highway projects committee on Wednesday approved a $150 million Madison-area road expansion and green lit six other potential projects for environmental study.

Sep 27, 2011

Senate leaders spar over mining panel picks

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald has rejected two Democrats recommended for a new committee on Wisconsin mining regulations. Fitzgerald, a Juneau Republican, said Tuesday he is […]

Aug 25, 2011

Builders group tries to cancel appointment bill

A builders association is seeking an early death for a bill that would strip the governor of authority to appoint the secretary of the state Department of Natural Resources.

Aug 17, 2011

Recalls leave both GOP, Dems claiming victory (UPDATE)

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Recall elections prompted by anger over lawmaker handling of a proposal to curb union rights let Wisconsin Democrats narrow the Republican […]

Aug 16, 2011

Democrats hope to hold ground in 2 recalls (UPDATE)

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats sought Tuesday to hold the ground they gained in last week’s recall elections by fending off Republican attempts to […]

Aug 9, 2011

Control of Wisconsin Senate up in the air (UPDATE)

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Control of the Wisconsin state Senate rested with one Milwaukee-area race that was too close to call Tuesday, as Republicans tried […]

Aug 8, 2011

Decision day looms for recall elections

By ?SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The final push was on across Wisconsin Monday in advance of recall elections that have shattered spending records, served as a […]

Aug 1, 2011

In Wis. recalls, union is dirty word on both sides

By ?SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One TV ad criticizes a Democratic candidate’s driving record ending with dash-cam video of him running a red light and striking […]

Apr 5, 2011

Debt refinancing clears state Senate

Wisconsin's Democratic state senators returned to work Tuesday with little fanfare, a stark contrast to the scene in February when they fled the state in protest of an anti-union bill, helping to fuel massive protests.

Mar 10, 2011

Democrats returning after 3 weeks in Illinois

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Senate Democrats who fled to Illinois three weeks ago are coming back. Sen. Jim Holperin said Thursday that he was on his way home to […]

Nov 3, 2009

Local leaders revolt against wheel tax bill

By Paul Snyder [email protected] Drivers may as well start using horses and buggies if Milwaukee loses the $6.6 million it receives annually from a wheel tax, said Alderman Jim Bohl. […]


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