Government/Politics

A source close to the toy industry has once again leaked a copy of Santa's perks list for Wisconsin politicians and newsmakers. Here's what the good boys and girls in Madison and Washington will reportedly find in their stockings this Christmas. But they better not pout and they better not cry if an alert district attorney asks why gifts were delivered down chimneys after midnight.
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Should the United States lift its restrictions and normalize its relations with Cuba?
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More than 300 private businesses and private-sector skilled trade representatives from across Wisconsin have joined forces to support the newly formed Wisconsin Contractor Coalition (WCC) and oppose so-called right-to-work legislation.
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Opponents of the proposed downtown Milwaukee streetcar used a parliamentary procedure maneuver this morning to delay a vote on the $123.9 million project.
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Job creation was the central debate topic in the just-concluded campaign for governor of Wisconsin, so the question has to be asked: how did that issue fade so fast from the radar screen of the state's political leaders?
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Ryan Murray, former deputy secretary and chief operating officer of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, has been appointed partner of The Firm Consulting, a Madison-based government affairs agency.
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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is receiving vociferous opposition to its plans to expand the capacity of the Interstate 94 corridor between the Zoo and the Marquette interchanges in Milwaukee.
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Milwaukee Ald. Terry Witkowski is sponsoring a proposed city resolution asking the state to study the benefits of merging the BMO Harris Bradley Center with the Wisconsin Center District, which runs the downtown convention center, the UWM Panther Arena and the Milwaukee Theatre. The proposed merger would combine the Bradley Center and Wisconsin Center District under a single governing body. Currently the entities, both created by the state, operate separately.
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If asked to return for another term as secretary and chief executive officer of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., Reed Hall says he would be honored to serve again.
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Construction on the Interstate 794 Lake Freeway/Hoan Bridge project is about to reach the halfway point.
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