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Wisconsin roundup: Report alleges conflicting info given to voter-ID seekers; Assembly Dems seek DA probe into Walker John Doe leaks, 9 more state news stories
Man, woman accused of sexually assaulting child
State law stipulates when headlights must be turned on
Painting the town orange and black
Wonder why the flags are at half staff?
crime and courts
New Richmond football ready for Homecoming clash with Somerset
New Richmond runners ready to put on a show in Saturday's home invitational
New Richmond girls tennis went undefeated through MBC dual season
Somerset football team looking to keep its playoff hopes alive
Somerset volleyball shows its smarts in win over Ellsworth
Painting the town orange and black
NRHS Homecoming court announced
Pair of area students publish novels
Taxes to decrease: New Richmond School District sets levy, mill rate at annual meeting
District adopts work sessions: Better communication, more transparency are the goals
WATDA Foundation donates to county fairgrounds friends
VIDEO: Heritage Weekend at the Heritage Center
The Spirit of Homecoming
Walk raises spirits and funds to battle Alzheimer’s
St. Croix Valley Orchestra seeks musicians
arts and entertainment
City of NR - Request for Proposals - Qualified Multidisciplinary Consultant
City of New Richmond - Ordinance #486
Request for Proposals - WITC Snow Removal
Village of Somerset - Sept. 8 Special Meeting Minutes
Village of Star Prairie - Oct. 5, 2016 Public Hearing Notice
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October 12, 2009
State lacks money to retrain workers who've lost their jobs, even after federal stimulus infusion
Wisconsin does not have enough money to retrain all the workers who've lost their jobs even after getting federal stimulus money for that purpose. Some local workforce development agencies have stopped admitting new people into training programs, for fear the money will run out...
October 12, 2009 - 9:15am
April 20, 2009
Lawmakers dole out big bonuses to staff with taxpayer money
Some of Wisconsin's federal lawmakers gave their staffs big bonuses, with money from taxpayers who've had their own pay frozen or cut. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnist Dan Bice said four House members each raised their staff payrolls by at least 20 percent in the final three...
April 20, 2009 - 9:51am
April 10, 2009
Wisconsin will get $34 million for child vaccinations and child care for needy families
Wisconsin will get $34 million in federal stimulus funds to provide more child care to needy families and protect more kids from diseases. The White House said yesterday that Wisconsin would get $3.9 million to expand child vaccinations. Almost 84 percent of Wisconsin kids have...
April 10, 2009 - 9:07am
State asks for federal loan to keep unemployment fund solvent
The fund that pays for Wisconsin's unemployment benefits could be $1.2 billion in the red by the end of 2010. That's according to a new projection from the state's workforce development agency. Wisconsin's jobless rate is lower than the national average. But the December rate...
February 10, 2009 - 12:00am
February 3, 2009
Upper Midwest states split on federal aid
Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle appeared before the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, asking that his state get its share of money...
February 3, 2009 - 12:00am
February 2, 2009
After making wish lists communities have little hope of seeing federal funds
Places big and small throughout Wisconsin have made their wish lists for federal economic stimulus money. But Gov. Jim Doyle says there's no way his state government will get all it wants, much less local communities. The U.S. Senate is expected on Thursday to approve its own version...
February 2, 2009 - 12:00am
January 28, 2009
Wisconsin House delegation expected to vote along party lines on $825 billion stimulus
The U.S. House is expected to approve the $825 billion federal economic stimulus package today. Wisconsin Democrats generally support the plan, which is said to create up to 4 million jobs as soon as possible. House Appropriations Chairman U.S. Rep. David Obey, D-Wis., of Wausau...
January 28, 2009 - 9:00am
January 21, 2009
Federal stimulus package could take out half of state's debt
The federal economic stimulus package that's brewing in Congress could help Wisconsin wipe out more than half its budget deficit. State budget director David Schmiedicke says around $2.5 billion in stimulus money could help pay for health care and education in the Badger State. Another...
January 21, 2009 - 9:00am
January 16, 2009
Letter: Scramble begins for federal money
To the Editor: The grant writers for the City of New Richmond, the school district and WITC are pikers compared to Edwardsville, Ala. Edwardsville (pop. 194) has bid for $375 million from the economic stimulus package being assembled by Barack Obama and lawmakers in Congress. That's...
January 16, 2009 - 12:00am
Doyle says streamlining needed to get Fed stimulus money
Gov. Jim Doyle says Wisconsin will have to streamline its designing and bidding procedures for major projects, if a federal economic stimulus plan is approved. President-elect Barack Obama is considering an aid package to the states, aimed at putting people to work on a host of construction...
December 16, 2008 - 9:00am
December 11, 2008
Doyle says state could start $3.7 billion in building projects with Fed cash
Gov. Jim Doyle says Wisconsin can start up to $3.7 billion in building and environmental projects by next spring if Congress can approve a stimulus package by then. Doyle responded Wednesday to President-elect Barack Obama's request for projects the various states can do right away...
December 11, 2008 - 9:00am
December 10, 2008
Doyle to ask for federal help Thursday
Gov. Jim Doyle will testify Thursday before the House Appropriations Committee in Washington. And among other things, he'll tell lawmakers that the troubled auto industry is just one reason Wisconsin needs federal help. President-elect Barack Obama has promised to ease the budget...
December 10, 2008 - 12:00am
December 3, 2008
DOT readies $300 million wish list for Fed stimulus plan
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation says it has more than $300 million in road projects ready to go if money becomes available through a new federal economic stimulus plan. The DOT drew up its estimate as part of a survey for the American Association of State Highway and...
December 3, 2008 - 12:00am
November 21, 2008
Letter: Federal bail-out plan has many flaws
To the Editor: I may have been too hard on Senator Russ Feingold. He was one of the few Democrats to vote against the $700 billion give-away or bailout, or whatever you want to call it. Now we find out that there was no oversight and one man, Treasury Secretary Paulson had total...
November 21, 2008 - 12:00am
Wisconsin auto dealers say state will suffer if auto industry fails
Congress got turned off this week when executives from the Big Three auto makers rode their private jets to Washington to beg for federal money. But Kenosha car dealer Andy Palmen says lots of everyday people outside the auto plants would suffer if the domestic industry collapses. He...
November 21, 2008 - 12:00am