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2015-06-30

GOP reaches state budget deal

There's an agreement in place for the state budget. Majority Republicans had been squabbling over a number of issues for the last month. The deal removes the Milwaukee Bucks arena, and prevailing wage issue from budget consideration. It also reduces…

posted 2015-06-30 19:45 by WHBY

Sides making progress on budget stalemate

Majority Republicans in the Senate want to take the Milwaukee Bucks arena out of the state budget. That's according to GOP Sen. Luther Olsen of Ripon. He says the cut to transportation funding would be $800 million, and ongoing work…

posted 2015-06-30 15:05 by WHBY

Local towns take advantage of new tool

The town of Menasha is using a relatively new tool to help draw in a large development. Community First Credit Union wants to build a new headquarters at the corner of Highway CB and American Drive. The town created a…

posted 2015-06-30 13:05 by WHBY

G.B. making progress with lead pipes

Some homeowners in Green Bay still have lead water pipes, but the city's water utility is continuing its work to find them. Director Nancy Quirk says there are about 1,900 lead service lines, and they're impacting less than six percent…

posted 2015-06-30 13:04 by WHBY

Jupiter and Venus appearing close tonight

If the clouds clear out tonight, people will have the chance to see two planets, appear very close to each other. The spacing of Venus and Jupiter, in the sky, won't be as close, for about another decade. UW-Fox Valley…

posted 2015-06-30 13:03 by WHBY

Obama to talk about OT proposal in La Crosse

President Obama will be in La Crosse Thursday to talk about his plans to make more workers eligible for overtime. Right now, salaried employees making just over $23,000 a year can be called managers. They don't have to be paid…

posted 2015-06-30 13:01 by WHBY

Supreme Court rules on wind turbines

The state's setback standards for wind turbines, and other rules, will remain in place. The state Supreme Court sided with the Public Service Commission in a ruling today. The commission created a policy a few years ago, and several groups…

posted 2015-06-30 13:00 by WHBY

Cost of 4th of July picnic rising

People are going to have to pay a little more for this year's Fourth of July picnic. The Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation is tracking the cost of 14 common items. Spokeswoman Amy Eckelberg says it will cost nearly $59 to…

posted 2015-06-30 12:59 by WHBY

Community First project progresses

Plans for a company's new headquarters in the town of Menasha could soon become a reality. The town board unanimously endorsed a development agreement with Community First Credit Union last night. Members also approved a TIF district at the site,…

posted 2015-06-30 05:05 by WHBY

Meade Street project getting underway

Road work starts today on a busy street on the northside of Appleton. The city is going to rebuild a two-block stretch of Meade Street, and the project will also affect traffic on Northland Avenue. Crews plan to make improvements…

posted 2015-06-30 05:04 by WHBY

State not getting fair share from feds

Wisconsin still ranks close to the bottom, in the country, for federal spending in the state. A report by the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance found the state is 47th, bringing back just under $8,400 per person. Researcher Dale Knapp says state…

posted 2015-06-30 05:03 by WHBY

Assembly GOP lays out Bucks arena plan

There appear to be enough votes in the Assembly to pass a financing plan for a $500 million Milwaukee Bucks arena. Republican Speaker Robin Vos made that announcement yesterday, after he released a final draft of the proposal. Vos says…

posted 2015-06-30 05:02 by WHBY

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