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2015-01-28

UW-Fox dean reacts to budget proposal

The leader of UW-Fox Valley says the school is bracing for the possible impact of Governor Walker's proposed budget for the UW System. The governor wants to cut about $300 million, or 13 percent. He also wants to give the…

posted 2015-01-28 05:04 by WHBY

Recycling totals up in Appleton

Appleton collected more recyclables in the second full year of the city's single-stream program. Public works director Paula Vandehey says they topped 6,000 tons, and that's up 22 percent from when they introduced the automated carts in 2012. She says…

posted 2015-01-28 05:03 by WHBY

Senate holds hearing on accountability bill

Republicans in the Senate talked about their own version of a school accountability bill yesterday. Sen. Paul Farrow of Pewaukee doesn't want to convert consistently failing public schools into charter schools. A competing bill in the Assembly would. Both proposals…

posted 2015-01-28 05:02 by WHBY

Steineke reacts to Bucks arena proposal

Governor Walker wants to use a so-called "jock tax" to help pay for a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks. A Republican lawmaker from northeast Wisconsin says that's a creative idea, but he's also concerned about the level of the…

posted 2015-01-28 05:01 by WHBY

2015-01-27

Walker details funding for Bucks arena

The state might contribute $220 million to a new Milwaukee Bucks arena, but the income tax revenue from NBA players would cover the cost. Governor Walker outlined his plans today to use a so-called "jock tax." Right now, the state…

posted 2015-01-27 15:02:10 by WHBY

Chancellors react to Walker's UW proposal

Governor Walker officially announced plans this morning, to cut funding for the UW System, by about $300 million, over the next two years. His proposed budget would also give the schools more independence. Two local chancellors are reacting. UW-Green Bay…

posted 2015-01-27 13:05 by WHBY

Raising taxes, fees tough sell for DOT

Transportation funding will be a major issue for the state in the coming months. The DOT is facing a shortfall of nearly $750 million. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says it's tough. He says that part of the budget will…

posted 2015-01-27 13:04 by WHBY

Walker takes step toward W.H. run

Governor Walker is taking his first formal step toward a run for president. He's creating a federal political action committee called Our American Revival. That allows him to raise money for a future campaign in 2016.

posted 2015-01-27 13:03 by WHBY

DOT holding meeting on Hwy. 441 interchange

People have one last chance tonight, to weigh in on a project, to rebuild the interchange between Highway 441 and Racine Road. The DOT is making major changes in that area, including getting rid of some sharp curves on the…

posted 2015-01-27 13:02 by WHBY

Foremost project should start in spring

Construction on a housing development, along the Fox River in Appleton, is expected to start in the spring. Vetter Denk is going to build 90 apartments on the former Foremost Dairy site. Community development director Karen Harkness says the developers…

posted 2015-01-27 13:01 by WHBY

USS Green Bay starts 1st mission

The USS Green Bay is on its way to Japan, on its first mission. The Naval ship will join a fleet to support operations in the Asia-Pacific region. The USS Green Bay is replacing the USS Denver in that area.…

posted 2015-01-27 13:00 by WHBY

Burkhardt gets national honor

A leader in local economic development efforts is generating some national attention. The group Consulting Connect named Larry Burkhardt of the Fox Cities Regional Partnership as one of North America's Top 50 Economic Developers. Consulting Connect works to bring together…

posted 2015-01-27 12:59 by WHBY

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