Officials plan to break ground early next year on the hub, which is slated to be built at the Village on Park mall property, with hopes of finishing the project by the end of 2022. WEDC plans to relocate to the facility in 2023.
Rep. John Macco announced Tuesday he will not run for Wisconsin governor next year, adding he will instead seek one more term in the state Assembly.
Salzwedel will take the seat on the board previously held by Rebecca Cooke, who in October entered the race for Wisconsin’s 3rd Congressional District.
A second round of identical funding will be released next year, bringing the total to more than $411 million in allocations to Wisconsin communities with fewer than 50,000 residents.
Under the direction of Gov. Tony Evers, the DNR is working to add some fluorinated compounds, collectively known as PFAS, to a list of regulated contaminants in drinking water, groundwater and surface water.
"On the back end we had retiring drivers and on the front end we had a bottleneck created by the pandemic for new drivers coming into the workforce," Kedzie said.
Under new guidance, unvaccinated poll workers will be able to work in upcoming elections if they submit a negative coronavirus test within three days of an election.
In its first few years the Wisconsin Elections Commission split 3-3 on official decisions only twice, but from December 2019 through the end of 2020 it recorded 32 split votes.
The GOP-drawn maps, which passed the Republican-controlled state Assembly and Senate last week, would largely maintain the core of the existing district boundaries that Republicans drew in secret in 2011.
In both cases the rate increases were driven by higher fuel costs as well as new solar energy plants and other capital investments, while the savings from federal tax cuts that were used to offset expenses in recent years have been exhausted.
DWD reported the state's unemployment rate dropped to 3.2% in October, the lowest the state has seen since before the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
Kleefisch has asked the court to suspend guidance the agency gave to local elections clerks related to ballot drop boxes, consolidated polling places and poll workers at nursing homes amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Under current law, first-time marijuana possession is punishable by up to a $1,000 fine and six months in jail, while local governments are allowed to establish their own penalties for possessing small amounts of the plant.
How upside-down have things gotten? Plastic milk jugs are now worth more than aluminum cans, long the market leader among recyclables.
Speaking with reporters Thursday, Vos said Johnson met with Republican lawmakers on Wednesday to discuss topics like the economy and inflation, but "never got into elections."
The commission's maps, as well as maps unveiled last week by legislative Democrats, have not been universally supported by Democratic lawmakers.
Thousands of ballot certifications examined from Madison are a window onto how elections officials handled a pandemic and a divided and unhelpful state government.
Wolfe said many of the recommendations outlined in the report will need to be approved by a majority of the commission, which is scheduled to meet Dec. 1.
Also, Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Oshkosh, said the Republican-controlled Legislature should bypass the governor and Wisconsin Elections Commission and oversee state elections.
The Forum's report found that the 1.87 percentage point drop in state and local taxes as a share of personal income in Wisconsin from 1999 to 2019 was the biggest decrease in the nation over the 20-year span.
Ultimately, it's expected the state's next 10-year maps will be decided in court.
State Republican party chairman Paul Farrow said he's confident other potential GOP candidates would be able to ensure Republicans hold onto the U.S. Senate seat if Johnson, R-Oshkosh, does not run for reelection.
"These need to be produced unless there is a darn good reason why not and I don’t see one at this point," Judge Valerie Bailey-Rihn said during a Friday hearing.
A northwest Indiana mayor acknowledged Friday he smoked marijuana at two recent Grateful Dead concerts in Chicago, and pledged to work to legalize marijuana nationwide if he's elected to the U.S. Senate.
WEC administrator Meagan Wolfe also declined to say whether a commission decision to waive special voting deputies in nursing homes compromised the integrity of the election.