Plain Talk: Obstructionists aside, train travel soars So nobody rides trains, eh? That’s the message those geniuses on Milwaukee talk radio and their favorite Republican, Scott Walker, gave us early last year as they successfully scuttled expansion of passenger rail in Wisconsin that would have connected the state’s capital city to the rest of the […]Read more about "Latest Amtrak Report…"
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Republicans are seeking to undo Wisconsin’s “Smart Growth” initiative by allowing communities to opt out of the land-use planning law and eliminating the grant program that helped fund it. Passed in 1999 and signed by Gov. Tommy Thompson, the law was designed to control urban sprawl and help local governments plan for future growth. It […]Read more about "GOP takes aim at Smart Growth requirement"
Delaying new shoreline zoning regulations makes sense if the time is used to clarify and improve the rules. Last week’s decision to delay new state shoreline regulations by two years appears to be aimed at creating a clearer, more effective rule and make it easier for local governments to implement the measure. If that’s the […]Read more about "Reasonable delay"
The proposed state budget is still weighed too heavily in favor of roads and at the same time hurts local government flexibility and discourages cooperation. Fix this. There is still time for legislators – or Gov. Scott Walker through his veto pen – to find a better balance in state spending on transportation over the […]Read more about "Fix transportation"
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