The fight over a proposed $70 million sand-processing center in western Wisconsin was to go on Wednesday before a state Senate committee, which was scheduled to hear public comments on a bill the Assembly has amended to include environmental exemptions for the project.
Wisconsin utilities have met the state’s renewable-energy goals, leaving industry observers to worry that there might be little motivation to continue building wind turbines, biodigesters and similar equipment.
A bill meant to encourage the construction of renewable-energy projects in Wisconsin also could weaken supporters’ goals of having public utilities generate 30 percent of their energy from those sources by 2030.
In the age of 30-second attack ads that sell candidates no differently that laundry soap and cheeseburgers, most legislators surely felt they had no choice but to support a $100 million property tax cut approved last week.
The Wisconsin Senate passed Gov. Scott Walker's $100 million property tax cut proposal Tuesday with bipartisan support, even though Democrats complained it was more a political ploy than anything that would truly help people's pocketbooks.
Gov. Scott Walker said in his State of the State speech Wednesday that he kept his promises and now Wisconsin is headed in the right direction, even though opponents have mounted a historic effort to toss him from office less than midway through his term.
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 naming Democratic Sens. Bob Jauch of Poplar and Jim Holperin ...