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Budget bill puts transit money at risk

By James Briggs For the second time since Gov. Scott Walker was elected in November, Democratic lawmakers say he is gambling with federal transportation money. The first time was when Walker turned away more than $800 million that would have ...

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Doyle vetoes bill to promote green buildings (UPDATE)

Darryl Enriquez and Sean Ryan A bill that would have applied green building standards to public projects died Wednesday when Gov. Jim Doyle vetoed the proposal. State Rep. Louis Molepske Jr., D-Stevens Point, chided members of Doyle’s administration for not ...

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Green building bill still draws questions

By Paul Snyder A bill that would mandate green building standards for public projects still faces resistance despite clearing the state Senate and Assembly. The bill‘s sponsor, state Rep. Louis Molepske Jr., D-Stevens Point, said Monday he is discussing the ...

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Lawmaker eases green building bill standards (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder A Wisconsin lawmaker is easing some of the requirements in his green building bill making its way through the state Capitol. But the changes may not go far enough to gain some municipal groups’ support. State Rep. ...

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Stimulus bond bill could reshuffle projects (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder Equal opportunity does not mean equal odds for local governments vying for a piece of more than $238 million in federal stimulus bonds for construction projects. “There are cities and counties in this state that have full-time ...

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Committee to hold hearing on construction stimulus effects

By Paul Snyder The Joint Committee on Finance on Thursday will hold an informational hearing on the effects of the federal stimulus package on Wisconsin’s construction industry. Pat Goss, executive director of the Wisconsin Transportation Builders Association, and Bob Barker, ...

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Lawmakers call for hearings on stimulus spending (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder Two Wisconsin lawmakers, skeptical of claims about jobs created by federal stimulus money, are calling for public hearings on how the state is spending its share of the stimulus. State Rep. Rich Zipperer, R-Pewaukee, and state Rep. ...

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