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Transportation group critical of budget borrowing

Governor Walker wants to borrow more money for road construction projects, and that's drawing concerns, from a road builders group. The governor is asking for $1.3 billion in bonding. Craig Thompson of the Transportation Development Association says the percentage of…

posted 2015-02-04 13:04 by WHBY

Feds finally paying debt for Fox River locks

An overdue payment from the federal government will help a local agency finish a multi-year project to improve boating on the Fox River. The Army Corps of Engineers is paying the final $2 million from an agreement that shifted control…

posted 2015-02-04 13:03 by WHBY

Wrightstown working on new development

The village of Wrightstown is hoping to bring a development, to a site that's close to Highway 41. Village administrator Steve Johnson says it's an attractive spot, but it might not be very well known. He says the site is…

posted 2015-02-04 13:02 by WHBY

Therapy animals tricky for business owners

The leader of a local group that provides therapy dogs, says she understands why businesses can be skeptical when someone comes in with what they claim to be a "service animal." A woman was asked to leave a Beaver Dam…

posted 2015-02-04 13:01 by WHBY

Walker unveils proposed budget

Governor Walker plans to slightly lower property taxes, and hold the line on spending for public education over the next two years. He unveiled his proposed budget last night. It would reduce property taxes on the owner of a median-valued…

posted 2015-02-04 05:05 by WHBY

Stuck reacts to governor's budget

A lawmaker from Appleton doesn't think Governor Walker's budget serves Wisconsin families. Democratic Rep. Amanda Stuck says he should be investing more in public education and the UW System. She's also questioning his proposed expansion of the school voucher program.…

posted 2015-02-04 05:04 by WHBY

United Way meets campaign goal

The community stepped up to help the United Way Fox Cities reach a big fundraising goal. Executive director Peter Kelly says the non-profit met last year's goal of $8.1 million. That's up significantly from the 2013 goal of $7.7 million.…

posted 2015-02-04 05:03 by WHBY

Group works to get kids more active

A Green Bay group is one of six across the country to get a grant to help kids live healthier lives. Live 54218 encourages children to eat healthy, and get regular physical activity. Jen Van Den Elzen is the group's…

posted 2015-02-04 05:02 by WHBY

Education leaders tour tech ed programs

Some top education leaders visited high schools in the area yesterday, to learn more about tech ed and engineering programs. The head of the state technical college system, and the superintendent of schools were at Brillion high school. Principal Peter…

posted 2015-02-04 05:01 by WHBY


Prof: State budget hole will be challenging

Governor Walker is unveiling his proposed budget tonight, and a political science professor says it will be difficult to overcome a $2.2 billion deficit. Marquette University professor Charles Franklin says the governor will have to touch on a number of…

posted 2015-02-03 13:05 by WHBY

Ribble not pleased with president's budget

President Obama's $4 trillion budget proposal is getting a cool reception from a northeast Wisconsin lawmaker. Congressman Reid Ribble says it calls for significant tax hikes, and increased spending. He says it would balloon the national debt. The Sherwood Republican…

posted 2015-02-03 13:04 by WHBY

Oshkosh Corp. predicts end of defense losses

The end of a streak of losses, for the Oshkosh Corporations's defense division, could be in sight. The company held its annual shareholders meeting, this morning. Spokesman John Daggett says Oshkosh Defense's revenues are expected to drop by about $700…

posted 2015-02-03 13:03 by WHBY

Today on the noon hour, I was joined by Lynn Marie Hopfensperger & Tim Barthel from the Fox Cities Chapter…
posted by Justin Hull 1 day ago
Coming up on Wednesday's WHBY Morning show:  We talk about the Courtyard Concert coming up Wednesday night, and give away…
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In tough economic times everyone's looking for bargains. But while it's a great idea to buy used bookshelves, books, and…
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