Government/Politics

Talk about misreading the outcome of an election. When it comes to the constitutional amendment to segregate the transportation fund, many of the pundits and prognosticators are so far off the mark it is laughable.
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The Internet is one of greatest technological achievements in recent memory and maybe even in our lifetime. This ability to easily - and economically - access information and communicate is something even as recently as thirty years ago would have seemed like science fiction.
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Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett announced a new plan to use tax incremental financing to fill a funding gap to establish a streetcar system in downtown Milwaukee.
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The spending associated with same-sex marriages in Wisconsin is predicted to generate $34.4 million in economic impact over the first three years, according to a new study by the Williams Institute, a national think tank based at UCLA School of Law.
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If the state designated income tax paid by National Basketball Association players and team employees to cover the public’s costs for building a new arena in Milwaukee, the funds could support approximately $150 million in state general obligation bonding, according to a new Legislative Fiscal Bureau report.
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A handful of Milwaukee-area nonprofits serving individuals with disabilities are among a pool of organizations across Wisconsin that will benefit from $600,000 in worker trainer grants distributed by the state.
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State Sen. Paul Farrow (R-Pewaukee) today announced his candidacy to seek the position of Waukesha County executive, which is being vacated by Dan Vrakas.
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The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development has announced a new website, WiscJobs for Vets, dedicated to placing veterans with service-connected disabilities in state jobs.
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Waukesha county executive Dan Vrakas has decided not to seek re-election in 2015. Vrakas was first elected to the post in 2005. Prior to the role, he served in the state Assembly.
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Ryan Murray, deputy secretary and chief operating officer of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, has announced his resignation from the organization.
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