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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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Major road projects to face more scrutiny under Walker’s plan

By James Briggs A seldom-used state panel will provide more oversight of major roadwork under Gov. Scott Walker‘s administration, the state’s top transportation official said Monday. Walker plans to convene the Transportation Projects Commission twice this year so it can ...

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Land mines fill path to road revenue

By James Briggs As Wisconsin‘s two major gubernatorial candidates take turns bashing outgoing Gov. Jim Doyle for his handling of the state’s transportation fund, Doyle is flashing the grin of someone who knows what awaits the eventual victor. Republican Scott ...

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Roadwork rolls through state commission (UPDATE)

By James Briggs A Wisconsin commission whose purpose, at least in part, is to circumvent politics has green-lighted more than $1.3 billion in new road projects — but not without a little posturing. The Transportation Projects Commission, convened Tuesday by ...

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Wis. governor candidates support protecting roads

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gubernatorial candidates Tom Barrett and Scott Walker are both promising state transportation leaders that they will not raid a fund used to build and repair roads across Wisconsin. Walker and Barrett also spoke out Tuesday in ...

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Transit panel to meet for first time since ’02

The Transportation Projects Commission will meet Oct. 19 for the first time in Gov. Jim Doyle’s tenure, according to a statement from State Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan’s office. The 14-member TPC will review eight proposed highway projects in the state, ...

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