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2015-06-25

Walker not worried about end of fiscal year

As the end of the state's fiscal year creeps closer, Governor Walker says historically, budgets rarely get done on time. Majority Republicans have been squabbling over several issues for the last month. Walker says over the past 32 years, lawmakers…

posted 2015-06-25 05:03 by WHBY

VT proposes shuttle for Neenah industrial area

Valley Transit is looking to start a shuttle to an industrial area in Neenah. The proposal calls for a special route, with stops at Neenah Foundry, Plexus, and the Menasha Corporation headquarters. Spokeswoman Nikki Voelzke says they're partnering with each…

posted 2015-06-25 05:02 by WHBY

All-day bike racing in Neenah today

More than 500 cyclists will be in Neenah today competing in a bike racing series. Jack Hirt of the Midwest Cycling Series says they're taking part in the 11-day "Tour of America's Dairyland." The course is south of Neenah's downtown,…

posted 2015-06-25 05:01 by WHBY

2015-06-24

Nelson wants quick work on space needs

The top official in Outagamie County is hoping for a speedy resolution to the debate over space needs on the county's downtown Appleton campus. The county board sent the concept plan for a new three-story building back to a committee…

posted 2015-06-24 13:05 by WHBY

Walker unsure if Bucks arena will be in budget

Governor Walker isn't sure what will happen with the proposed Milwaukee Bucks arena. Governor Walker says he's trying to convince Republican lawmakers to keep the state's share of funding in the budget. He says it seems to change, hour by…

posted 2015-06-24 13:04 by WHBY

Steineke: Legislature won't pass budget in 1 day

A GOP leader in the Assembly says he highly doubts lawmakers will rush the budget through the Legislature, in a single day. Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke of Vandenbroek is responding to a comment from Republican Senator Luther Olsen of…

posted 2015-06-24 13:03 by WHBY

Parking meter changes taking effect

In many spots, the new hours for parking meters in downtown Appleton are already in place. Crews have been changing the stickers on individual meters, after the city council decided to cut off enforcement at 6 p.m. instead of 9…

posted 2015-06-24 13:02 by WHBY

Invasive worms in Fox Valley

An invasive earthworm that was first found in Madison, two years ago, is now in northeast Wisconsin. Bill McNee is a forest health specialist with the DNR. He says the Asian jumping worm can decimate forests, by eating vegetation on…

posted 2015-06-24 13:01 by WHBY

County holds off on expansion plan

There won't be a quick decision over the space needs for Outagamie County's downtown campus. The county board sent the issue back to a committee, on an 18-to-14 vote last night. Members debated the concept of a three-story, shared building,…

posted 2015-06-24 05:05 by WHBY

Sheriff's dept. move could be on table too

The location of the Outagamie County sheriff's department is also up in the air. Supervisor Jim Duncan says the public safety committee will consider moving the department's operations, outside of downtown Appleton. He supports the change, no matter what else…

posted 2015-06-24 05:04 by WHBY

Olsen: Lawmakers could move fast on budget

A Republican lawmaker says members are "moving closer" to ending the budget stalemate. Sen. Luther Olsen of Ripon is on the Legislature's budget committee. He says the panel could meet late this week, and the Senate and Assembly could vote…

posted 2015-06-24 05:03 by WHBY

PAC getting more interest in concerts

More musicians are playing at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center than in the past, and there are five more bigger concerts on the schedule this year. Spokeswoman Trisha Witt says they're drawing interest from promoters, and they're also reaching…

posted 2015-06-24 05:02 by WHBY

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