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PIERCE COUNTY FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMMITTEE: 5/1/17 Meeting Agenda
TOWN OF SALEM: 4/28/17 Town Roads Review
TOWN OF EL PASO: 2017 Board of Review and Open Book
PIERCE COUNTY LAND MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE: 5/3/17 Meeting Agenda
TOWN OF TRIMBELLE: 3/14/17 Meeting Minutes
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October 14, 2009
State lawmakers quibble about economic stimulus cash spending
Finger-pointing is in high gear at the State Capitol over the way the government is spending its federal stimulus cash. Officials said Tuesday that almost 8,300 jobs have been created or maintained by the $680 million the state spent so far and three of every four were government...
October 14, 2009 - 9:08am
September 29, 2009
Minnesota lawmakers want to bring back tax reciprocity with Wisconsin
Some Minnesota lawmakers want to bring back tax reciprocity. That's the Minnesota-Wisconsin agreement that lets people who work in one state and live in the other file income taxes only to their home state. Minnesota's revenue department recently decided to end the agreement,...
September 29, 2009 - 9:00am
September 10, 2009
Assembly panel votes to ease conflict-of-information checks on lawmakers
A state Assembly committee voted yesterday to stop making people give their names and addresses before they can check for conflicts of interest by public officials. On a 6-3 vote, the judiciary panel endorsed a bill to post the economic holdings of 2,100 officials on the Internet,...
September 10, 2009 - 9:04am
August 31, 2009
State Assembly committee addresses computer problems on candidates' financial reports
A state Assembly committee will hold a public hearing Tuesday about problems with the new computer system in which candidates file their financial reports. The hearing is informational in nature. It comes after the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign complained in March that dozens of...
August 31, 2009 - 9:09am
August 21, 2009
Lawmakers deliberate minimum markup law
Small gasoline dealers say they need the minimum markup law to stay competitive. Opponents of Wisconsin's law say it has cost drivers up to 30 cents a gallon over the last few years. The 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is keeping the question active after deciding a business...
August 21, 2009 - 9:00am
August 5, 2009
Lawmakers may expand definition of renewable energy
Wisconsin lawmakers may be asked to expand their definition of renewable energy, so utilities can be more flexible in providing it. Utilities are required to make a certain percentage of their electricity from things like wind mills and hydro-power. Now, Rep. Ted Zigmunt, D-Manitowoc,...
August 5, 2009 - 9:00am
July 23, 2009
Lawmakers want to curb growing federal deficit
All but two of Wisconsin's eight U.S. House members supported an effort to put the brakes on a growing federal deficit. The House voted Wednesday to bring back a modified "pay as you go" law. It would require new programs and tax cuts to be paid for with the same amounts of spending...
July 23, 2009 - 9:00am
June 15, 2009
Wisconsin's richest U.S. House member, Sensenbrenner, loses one-fifth of his net worth
Wisconsin's richest member of the U.S. House lost more than 20 percent of his net worth in the last year. Menomonee Falls Republican Jim Sensenbrenner was worth $8.9 million on March 31. He lost almost $2.5 million in the past 12 months, mainly due to declines in the stock market....
June 15, 2009 - 9:00am
June 9, 2009
Assembly's top leaders bow out of fundraiser until after budget debates
The Wisconsin Assembly's two top leaders have done an about-face and now say they will not attend a major campaign fund-raising event while the state budget's being debated. Speaker Mike Sheridan and Democratic Majority Leader Tom Nelson were planning to attend a golf outing next...
June 9, 2009 - 9:12am
February 20, 2009
Lawmakers will try to stop Doyle from ending wasteful spending law
Some Wisconsin legislators say they'll try to stop the governor from ending a state law that avoids wasteful spending on government contracts. Gov. Jim Doyle's proposed budget would eliminate a three-year old law that requires a cost-benefit analysis before outsourcing any work...
February 20, 2009 - 9:07am
January 21, 2009
Letter: He's shamed by legislators' vote backing Israel
TO THE EDITOR: Senator/Representative: As a veteran, the brother and son of veterans, and the great-grandson of a veteran of the American Civil War, I was deeply angered and shamed by your recent vote in support of Israel's atrocities in Gaza. While persons of conscience throughout...
January 21, 2009 - 12:00am
December 9, 2008
Lawmakers say no change to per diem system
Wisconsin legislative leaders say they will not change the way lawmakers are reimbursed for their personal expenses even though critics call it double-dipping. They average about $9,000 a year from taxpayers who cover their room and board for every day they spend in Madison, even...
December 9, 2008 - 9:00am
May 16, 2008
Lawmakers ask for end to ethanol credits
Twenty-five Wisconsin legislators have their own ideas for cutting gas prices.
May 16, 2008 - 12:00am
March 11, 2008
Senate continues to block cutting free health care for lawmakers
Wisconsin lawmakers will consider spending cuts, tax hikes and accounting tricks to close the new $650 million budget deficit. One thing they apparently won't consider is cutting a rare benefit for themselves - free health insurance when they retire in the amount of the sick leave...
March 11, 2008 - 9:00am