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Transportation Projects Commission likely to reconvene this winter

Heavy trucks travel Interstate 43 near Grafton on July 17. Plans to rebuild and add lanes to this stretch of highway were approved by Wisconsin’s Transportation Projects Commission in 2014. That commission, which is required to approved major-highway plans before they can be added to state statute, is planning to meet in December for the first time in five years. (Photo by Kevin Harnack)

A commission called on to study some of Wisconsin's largest road projects may meet this winter for the first time in five years, a step that could lead to the addition of new highway projects to the state's to-do list.

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LOBBY TALLY: Industry spends less trying to influence lawmakers during latest budget session

Even as lawmakers inked a wide-ranging transportation plan and briefly considered prevailing wages and other divisive policies earlier this year, they found themselves being lobbied far less than in previous years by construction-industry groups.

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Transportation officials looking past State of the State to first Evers’ budget (UPDATE)

Gov. Tony Evers – flanked by Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes and Caleb Frostman, Evers’ nominee for secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development – speaks to reporters following a tour of the training organization WRTP/Big Step's Milwaukee offices on Monday. Evers, a Democrat, met with Republican lawmakers the following day to talk about his policy priorities, including bringing more transparency to the Foxonn project in Racine County. (Staff photo by Nate Beck)

New Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers is preparing to deliver his first State of the State speech to the Republican-controlled Legislature.

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WisDOT report shows higher debt, lower road spending under Walker administration

A recent Wisconsin Department of Transportation report shows that spending on transportation projects has decreased under Gov. Scott Walker even as debt has ballooned.

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Wis. officials to lobby for $246 million grant to speed up I-94 road work

In the wake of President Donald Trump's call in his State of the Union address for spending $1.5 trillion on infrastructure, state officials will be off to the country's capital to press home their request for hundreds of millions of dollars to speed up road work connected to the Foxconn plant being built in southeast Wisconsin.

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Transportation committee approves roadwork, environmental studies (UPDATE)

The state’s major highway projects committee on Wednesday approved a $150 million Madison-area road expansion and green lit six other potential projects for environmental study.

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