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2015-03-03

Feingold plans to travel around Wis.

A former U.S. Senator says he plans to travel Wisconsin "extensively," but Democrat Russ Feingold is not directly addressing speculation that he'll run for his former job. Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Oshkosh defeated Feingold in 2010, and they could…

posted 2015-03-03 13:04 by WHBY

Advocate backs handgun waiting period

An advocate for victims of domestic abuse in the Fox Cities is speaking out against a proposal to lift the state's 48-hour waiting period to buy a handgun. Governor Walker is now on board with the bill from Republican Sen.…

posted 2015-03-03 13:03 by WHBY

DNR could sell state park naming rights

The state's DNR secretary says her staff is coming up with ways to raise revenue, including possibly selling naming rights to parks. Governor Walker proposed cutting $4.6 million from the parks budget. The governor suggests raising entrance and camping fees,…

posted 2015-03-03 13:02 by WHBY

UW-GB planning 50th anniversary celebration

Next fall. UW-Green Bay will celebrate its 50th anniversary, and officials are busy, planning a series of special events. Kim Desotell is a co-chair for UWGB's anniversary planning committee. She says they're working on a kickoff event on the first…

posted 2015-03-03 13:01 by WHBY

Panel holds right-to-work hearing

A right-to-work bill is on its way to the Assembly floor, after a committee heard hours of testimony yesterday. The vast majority of the people spoke against the proposal to ban companies from forcing someone to join a union to…

posted 2015-03-03 05:05 by WHBY

JFC debates proposed Bucks arena funding

The legislature's budget committee talked about state funding for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena yesterday. The Joint Finance Committee discussed Governor Walker's proposal to contribute $220 million to the project. Outgoing Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch says if the team leaves…

posted 2015-03-03 05:04 by WHBY

DOT lays out schedule for Hwy. 10-441

Construction crews have a busy year planned for the Highway 10-441 expansion project. DOT project engineer Scott Ebel says the Appleton Road interchange will close around April 20. He says workers will start rebuilding the Racine Street interchange during the…

posted 2015-03-03 05:03 by WHBY

NASDAQ tops 5,000

For the first time since the technology bubble burst in 2000, the NASDAQ closed above the 5,000 mark yesterday. Ed Heyes of RBC Wealth Management says most of the big companies involved in the tech bust are either no longer…

posted 2015-03-03 05:02 by WHBY

The Draw to open in former paper office

A long-vacant building in the Appleton flats is getting a new tenant. John Adams plans to open The Draw, this spring, in the former headquarters of Riverside Paper. The building is in the 800 block of S. Lawe Street, and…

posted 2015-03-03 05:01 by WHBY

2015-03-02

Assembly panel holds right-to-work hearing

Members of the Assembly are holding a hearing on the proposed right-to-work law today. Christopher Wenzler of Ridgeway, in southern Wisconsin, is a former union member. He testified in support of the bill this morning. He says automatic paycheck deductions,…

posted 2015-03-02 13:05 by WHBY

Leaders want Fox Cities right-to-work hearing

The leaders of Winnebago and Outagamie counties are calling on Assembly leaders to hold a hearing on the right-to-work bill, in the Fox Cities. Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson says it's difficult for people to take a day off of…

posted 2015-03-02 13:04 by WHBY

DOT holding meeting on Hwy. 441 project

People can get a look at the DOT's entire plan for the Highway 10-441 expansion project tonight, in Menasha. Spokesman Mark Kantola says project leaders will talk about changes that are coming to every interchange. He says they'll also show…

posted 2015-03-02 13:03 by WHBY

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