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Industry sets priorities for next legislative session

By James Briggs With the state budget completed, lawmakers are returning to their districts after a busy and contentious legislative session. The Legislature particularly was active on construction issues. Among the bills passed during the first six months of 2011 ...

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Transportation segregation referendum approved in Racine County

Racine County voters overwhelmingly approved an advisory referendum Tuesday that supports segregating the state’s transportation budget. The measure seeks to prohibit the transfer of transportation money to the state’s general budget. Since 2003, more than $1.3 billion has been removed ...

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Industry warns against toll road rejection

By Justin Kern Special to The Daily Reporter Supporting toll roads in the state could mean doom to an office seeker’s campaign. But advocates for tolls and other revenue sources say avoiding tolls altogether could mean worse for the roads ...

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Transit budget a key test for legislative campaigns (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder Campaigns for the state Legislature and the growing debate over transportation spending are likely to collide in the November elections. Many Wisconsin counties are lining up advisory referendums to ask voters if they support a constitutional amendment ...

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Road building bill stalling at the starting line (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder Introduction of a bill that would tap sales taxes to pay for state road construction is the first step toward a possible solution to a $30 million budget deficit, according to transportation industry representatives. But it’s a ...

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