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PIERCE COUNTY: 1/23/18 County Board Meeting Agenda
PIERCE COUNTY FINANCE & PERSONNEL COMM.: 1/23/18 Special Meeting Agenda
ELLSWORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT: 1/19/18 Special Meeting
PIERCE COUNTY: 12/19/17 County Board Minutes
VILLAGE OF ELLSWORTH: 12/4/17 Board Meeting Minutes
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Pierce County starts to use Stimulus Act bonds
Pierce County government will first look to its own building and equipment needs to determine if it wants to use any of its $1.7 million Stimulus Act bond allocation. The Recovery Zone Economic Development Bonds, which are attractive because the federal government will pay 45 percent...
December 21, 2009 - 10:06am
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
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
February 23, 2009
Group says Wisconsin could get $9.2 billion in federal dollars
It will be a long time before we really know how much Wisconsin gets from the federal economic stimulus package. Gov. Jim Doyle says state and local governments will receive around $3.5 billion. But that's just part of the total. There are also tax cuts for workers and tax breaks...
February 23, 2009 - 9:00am
February 17, 2009
Three Madison area Democrats could decide how Wisconsin spends Fed stimulus
Three Madison area Democrats could have the final say on how $2 billion in federal economic stimulus money is spent. Democrats are pushing a bill through the Legislature in which Gov. Jim Doyle would propose all the projects and the two chairs of the Legislature's Joint Finance...
February 17, 2009 - 9:00am
February 16, 2009
Walker said he'd use stimulus money to suspend state sales tax
A Republican who might run for governor next year says he'd use Wisconsin's federal economic stimulus cash a lot differently. Scott Walker, who's now the Milwaukee County executive, says almost all of Wisconsin's share of $3.5 billion should be used to suspend the state sales tax...
February 16, 2009 - 9:00am
February 5, 2009
Kohl, Feingold fight efforts to reduce size of now $920 billion Obama spending bill
The Democratic Policy Committee says Wisconsin schools and governments would get less under the Senate's spending bill than the House version. The agency said the Badger State would get $3.1 billion from the Senate package, compared to $4.3 billion in the House plan. But the Senate's...
February 5, 2009 - 12:00am