Federal Government Removes High Speed Rail Funding

The federal government has chosen to take back funding awarded to Wisconsin for the development of a high speed rail line between Milwaukee and Madison.  Funding for improving and building high speed passenger rail was included in the stimulus bill passed by the U.S. Congress in 2009.  The U.S. Department of Transportation allocated $810 million…
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Election Observer Input Sought

The Government Accountability Board (GAB), which oversees the state’s elections and ethics laws, is seeking input from the public regarding GAB’s current rules covering election observers. Among other requirements, the current rules require election observers to meet with the chief election inspector, sign in, and wear distinguishing name tags to avoid voter confusion between election…
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Job Creation Programs In Wisconsin – What Is Working?

Governor-elect Walker has announced his intention to call a special session of the State Legislature immediately upon taking office on January 3 to take action on a jobs agenda. One of the items Governor-elect Walker cited as part of this agenda was a redesign of the Wisconsin Department of Commerce. The Department of Commerce provides a…
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Election Day Has Arrived!

After several months of campaign ads, telephone calls, and door-to-door canvassing, Election Day has arrived.  There are many races at the local, state, and federal level to be decided by you, the voters.  Polling sites will be open from 7 am to 8 pm on Tuesday, November 2nd.  You can find your polling site and…
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Wind Turbine Siting Rules Up For Review

On Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Utilities, Energy and Rail will hold a public hearing on two rule packages proposed by the Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC). Both rule packages are a result of legislation passed by the State Legislature and signed into law by Governor Doyle. When legislation is enacted, state agencies are…
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