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Fan malfunction brings fire department to Second Street building
Town of Troy yields to county for zoning administration
Mend for tax reciprocity rift underway; Walker now opposes 'path to citizenship'; 11 more Wisconsin stories
Divided council establishes bike and pedestrian advisory committee
Big-push capital campaign eyes new county no-kill shelter
crime and courts
Koski loses in semifinals, will wrestle for place today
Hudson wrestlers take places - Anderson 3rd, Gierke 4th and Koski 5th
Anderson, Gierke to place at state along with Koski
Koski to wrestle in semifinals at state tourney
Raiders roll in playoff opener
Mount Zion pastor embraces church's focus
The Friends of the Library are friends to us all
Bike trails coalition launches membership drive
UWRF Africa Night Feb. 27
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December 16, 2009
'Recovery' bonds could cut interest costs for businesses
St. Croix and Pierce counties are beginning the process to allow private companies to access low-interest loans under federal economic stimulus legislation. "We see this as an opportunity," said Bill Rubin, executive director of the St. Croix County Economic Development Corporation. "Ultimately...
December 16, 2009 - 1:14am
October 12, 2009
State lacks money to retrain workers who've lost their jobs, even after federal stimulus infusion
Wisconsin does not have enough money to retrain all the workers who've lost their jobs even after getting federal stimulus money for that purpose. Some local workforce development agencies have stopped admitting new people into training programs, for fear the money will run out...
October 12, 2009 - 9:15am
April 29, 2009
Bids open for stimulus highway projects
The first Wisconsin highway projects to be done with federal economic stimulus money will cost 7 percent less than expected. Construction bids were opened Tuesday for 26 state projects and 19 local roads and bridges. Gov. Jim Doyle said the total cost was $114.6 million, $9 million...
April 29, 2009 - 9:06am
District gets million in stimulus money
Hudson school administrators learned Friday that the district will receive $1,072,000 as part of the federal stimulus package. The money is earmarked to be used to fund special education programs. The money, which is a one-time allocation, is over and above any money already received...
April 29, 2009 - 8:50am
April 27, 2009
State seeks way to pay for stimulus spending bookkeeping
Washington wants a strict accounting of how the states spend their federal economic stimulus cash. Wisconsin is not sure how much it will cost to administer the $4 billion-plus that's flowing in. But Nebraska figures it will cost at least $1.2 million to track the money the way...
April 27, 2009 - 9:15am
April 22, 2009
Stimulus jobs bundled online
Jobs created in Wisconsin with federal stimulus dollars will all be routed to one state Web site. Gov. Jim Doyle has signed an executive order requiring all contractors and subcontractors involved with those projects to post their job openings online at http://jobcenterforwisconsin.com....
April 22, 2009 - 7:29am
April 15, 2009
Stimulus not a cure-all for mass transit
Some state and local officials are getting excited about federal stimulus dollars coming to Wisconsin for mass transit. But the dollars won't be a panacea. Gov. Jim Doyle has announced that he and seven other Midwest governors have signed onto a letter that supports using federal...
April 15, 2009 - 8:00am
April 14, 2009
Arts grants available thanks to federal economic stimulus
The arts in Wisconsin are getting a small boost from the federal economic stimulus package. The National Endowment for the Arts has given the state $318,000 to help established arts groups preserve jobs. The funding will be allocated by a one-time grant program called Wisconsin...
April 14, 2009 - 9:00am
April 10, 2009
Wisconsin will get $34 million for child vaccinations and child care for needy families
Wisconsin will get $34 million in federal stimulus funds to provide more child care to needy families and protect more kids from diseases. The White House said yesterday that Wisconsin would get $3.9 million to expand child vaccinations. Almost 84 percent of Wisconsin kids have...
April 10, 2009 - 9:07am
March 30, 2009
Rural bridges are first to be replaced because they're 'shovel-ready'
Rural bridges that don't get used much will be the first ones replaced in Wisconsin with federal stimulus money. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel found that the first 37 bridge projects approved by state lawmakers carry an average of only 568 vehicles a day. And two bridges in Iowa...
March 30, 2009 - 9:00am
March 9, 2009
Milwaukee County bus system to get one-third of stimulus transportation funds
The Milwaukee County bus system will get about one-third of Wisconsin's $82 million transit dollars under the federal economic stimulus package. County Executive Scott Walker, who's been critical of the stimulus concept, says he'll accept the transit aid. That's because the Milwaukee...
March 9, 2009 - 9:07am
Stimulus school spending won't stop property tax hikes
The federal stimulus package will provide a big boost to Wisconsin's public schools but not enough to keep your property taxes from going up. John Ashley of the Wisconsin Association of School Boards says costs keep rising for employee health insurance, busing and everything else....
March 9, 2009 - 9:00am
March 6, 2009
Letter: Republicans are problem
Dear Editor, Two weeks ago, Congressional Republicans were squealing about all the "pork" and voting against President Obama's $819 billion stimulus package. Last week Obama introduced his budget and we learned that 40 percent of the budget "pork" came from Republicans. Even though...
March 6, 2009 - 1:20am
Letter: Disagrees with stimulus
Dear Editor, When Congressman Ron Kind states in his letter to constituents, "The President has pledged a new era of honesty and responsibility," I'm left to ascertain that the new era must be starting today, as opposed to when he took office. I assert that no God-fearing politician...
March 6, 2009 - 1:04am