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Biden cabinet: Buttigieg urges big spending on transportation

Transportation Secretary nominee Pete Buttigieg speaks during a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill on Thursday in Washington. (Ken Cedeno/Pool via AP)

President Joe Biden's nominee for secretary of transportation, Pete Buttigieg, was headed down a smooth path to quick confirmation, pledging to senators on Thursday to work with them to carry out the administration's ambitious goal of rebuilding the country's infrastructure.

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ON THE LEVEL: At WTDA, Jackson sees coronavirus putting stress on already strained transportation system

Debby Jackson

As is true for so many aspects of modern life, the coronavirus pandemic hasn’t so much revealed weaknesses in the state’s transportation as made long-recognized faults even more apparent.

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ON THE LEVEL: McGowan reflects on contract negotiations, budget shortfalls amid pandemic

Terry McGowan

Terry McGowan doesn't expect COVID-19 — and it's many ripple effects on Wisconsin's construction industry — to subside any time soon. The president and business manager of Wisconsin's largest construction union, the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 139, said his members have adapted quickly amid a spate of job site restrictions aimed at keeping Wisconsin's essential construction crews safe at work.

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