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High-speed trains pick up more federal money (UPDATE)

By Justin Kern Special to The Daily Reporter A second federal payout toward the $817.6 million high-speed rail line between Milwaukee and Madison is accelerating debate among the state’s gubernatorial candidates. Wisconsin officials joined U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in ...

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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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Lawmakers push for Stillwater Bridge bonding increase

By Paul Snyder Wisconsin lawmakers’ push to boost bonding authority for the Stillwater Bridge project is clashing with a group’s claim that the plan is too costly and threatens the environment. “Replacing the bridge should be a priority,” said Jim ...

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Tolls return as road building solution

By Paul Snyder A coalition of state organizations wants tolls to pay for road construction. But recommendations and reports are not enough to drum up legislative support. “I’d want to see the plans for where they would go and how ...

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Road construction drives renewed spending debate (VIDEO)

By Paul Snyder Roadwork deserves a share of the money raised by regional transit authorities, according to a lawmaker who argues spending should match the realities of transportation. “It’s silly to think that 99 percent of the people that use ...

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State approves high-speed rail spending (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder Wisconsin will accept $810 million in federal stimulus money to build high-speed rail between Milwaukee and Madison despite the annual drain on a crippled transportation budget. The Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance on Tuesday voted 12-4 along ...

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Money divides transportation supporters (VIDEO)

By Sean Ryan A roomful of people who spoke in harmony about the need for more transportation money broke into discord while sharing ideas about how to get it. Southeast Wisconsin business owners, transportation planners, elected officials and citizen activists ...

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GOP candidates take on transportation spending (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder Wisconsin’s Republican gubernatorial candidates are blasting Gov. Jim Doyle and the state Legislature for failing to fix the state’s transportation spending problems. Both candidates — Mark Neumann and Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker — also share the ...

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Lawmakers try to lock down road budget (UPDATE)

By Paul Snyder Lawmakers are deadlocked over whether the state’s road construction budget should be protected from raids. “I do want to handcuff the Legislature,” said state Rep. Mark Gottlieb, R-Port Washington. “Until we can assure voters that user fees ...

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