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REPORT: 61% of Money in WI Senate Race Comes from Out-of-State
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REPORT: 61% of Money in WI Senate Race Comes from Out-of-State

Money from unitemized campaign donors, 501(c) organizations, and other secret-money groups are not included.

Public Interest Group, Local Doctor and Farmer Call on Culver’s to Help Save Antibiotics
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Public Interest Group, Local Doctor and Farmer Call on Culver’s to Help Save Antibiotics

Nearly every major public health expert warns that if we don’t stop the overuse of antibiotics on animals that aren’t sick, the drugs might stop working altogether.

WISPIRG, 1000 Friends of Wisconsin: Bus Rapid Transit Would Improve Transportation in the Region
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WISPIRG, 1000 Friends of Wisconsin: Bus Rapid Transit Would Improve Transportation in the Region

Milwaukee County is studying a new Bus Rapid Transit system, or BRT, between downtown Milwaukee and Wauwatosa that has significant potential to improve transportation and spur economic development in the region.

“Public Telling” Highlights Opposition, Solutions to Big Money Dominance in Elections
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“Public Telling” Highlights Opposition, Solutions to Big Money Dominance in Elections

On 6th Anniversary of Citizens United Ruling, Wisconsin Should Move Towards Real Reform

Bills Would Encourage Predatory Lawsuits Against WI Consumers
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Bills Would Encourage Predatory Lawsuits Against WI Consumers

Would Encourage Out-of-State Debt Buyers to Sue Consumers for Debt They May Not Owe

30th Annual Survey Finds Dangerous Toys on Store Shelves
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30th Annual Survey Finds Dangerous Toys on Store Shelves

Shopping Tips Can Help Parents Shop Safely

Transportation Budget Brings Much-Needed Scrutiny to Questionable Highway Projects
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Transportation Budget Brings Much-Needed Scrutiny to Questionable Highway Projects

Groups Applaud JFC Motion to Audit WisDOT Traffic Forecasts, Call for Stop to Wasteful Projects

WisDOT Proposal for I-94 Project Could Lead to More Severe Crashes
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WisDOT Proposal for I-94 Project Could Lead to More Severe Crashes

WisDOT Should Go Back To Drawing Board, Prioritize Repair and Safety Over Expansion

WISDOT Disregards Community Opposition, Declining Driving, Proposes to Waste Taxpayer Money on Unneeded I-94 Expansion
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WISDOT Disregards Community Opposition, Declining Driving, Proposes to Waste Taxpayer Money on Unneeded I-94 Expansion

WISDOT’s Preferred Option Is a ‘Billion Dollar Boondoggle’

New Report Ranks Milwaukee 15th Among 70 Major American Cities For High-Tech Transportation Options
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New Report Ranks Milwaukee 15th Among 70 Major American Cities For High-Tech Transportation Options

The research demonstrates how rapid technological advances have enabled new transportation tools that make it convenient for more Americans to live full and engaged lives without owning a car.

As Federal Highway Administration Acknowledges the Driving Boom is Over, Will WISDOT Follow Suit?
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As Federal Highway Administration Acknowledges the Driving Boom is Over, Will WISDOT Follow Suit?

Agency Slashes Forecasts of Future Driving Growth Between 24 and 44 Percent

Community and Elected Leaders Oppose WISDOT’s ‘Billion Dollar Boondoggle’ At Hearing on I-94 East-West Corridor
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Community and Elected Leaders Oppose WISDOT’s ‘Billion Dollar Boondoggle’ At Hearing on I-94 East-West Corridor

WISDOT’s Preferred Options Are Poorly Outlined, Costly, Wasteful, and Require Higher Taxes, Fees

Coalition Unveils Better Solution for I-94 East-West Corridor
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Coalition Unveils Better Solution for I-94 East-West Corridor

WISDOT’s Preferred Options Poorly Outlined, Costly, Wasteful, and Require Higher Taxes, Fees

WISDOT Budget Request: Higher Taxes, More Wasteful Spending and Misplaced Priorities
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WISDOT Budget Request: Higher Taxes, More Wasteful Spending and Misplaced Priorities

Proposal Would Waste Taxpayer Money, Invest in Unjustified Infrastructure

I-94 Corridor Draft EIS Options Disregard Data, Community and Taxpayer Concerns
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I-94 Corridor Draft EIS Options Disregard Data, Community and Taxpayer Concerns

WISDOT Study Epitomizes Wasteful Government Spending, Outdated Assumptions

Bad Traffic Projections at Wisconsin DOT Could Cost Taxpayers Over One Billion Dollars
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Bad Traffic Projections at Wisconsin DOT Could Cost Taxpayers Over One Billion Dollars

Study Shows Over-estimating Future Traffic Leads to Unnecessary Projects

Study: 70% of Fortune 500 Companies, of Which 5 are Wisconsin-Based, Used Tax Havens in 2013
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Study: 70% of Fortune 500 Companies, of Which 5 are Wisconsin-Based, Used Tax Havens in 2013

30 companies booked more cash offshore than others combined

New Survey: Wisconsin Brain Drain Partly Because Youth Seek Alternatives to Driving?
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New Survey: Wisconsin Brain Drain Partly Because Youth Seek Alternatives to Driving?

Out-of-Touch State Transportation Budget Priorities Risk Pushing Millennials, Young Talent Out of State to More Walkable, Bikeable, Transit-Friendly Communities

Wisconsinites Vote Big Money Out of Elections, New Analysis Finds McCutcheon Decision Could Let Big Money In
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Wisconsinites Vote Big Money Out of Elections, New Analysis Finds McCutcheon Decision Could Let Big Money In

MOVI Wisconsin Coalition Announces 2014-2015 Plan to Reclaim our Democracy

New Report: Wisconsin Receives an “A-“ in Annual Report on Transparency of Government Spending
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New Report: Wisconsin Receives an “A-“ in Annual Report on Transparency of Government Spending

Wisconsin Highlighted as Most Improved State in the Nation

New Federal Highway Figures Reveal Ninth Consecutive Year of Americans Driving Less
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New Federal Highway Figures Reveal Ninth Consecutive Year of Americans Driving Less

State Leaders, Congress Should Re-evaluate Transportation Priorities, Invest More in Transit Instead of New Highways

Wisconsin could save $27.6 million with simple, proven method to curb offshore tax dodging, new study finds LFB Memo estimates $28.8 million increase in state revenues
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Wisconsin could save $27.6 million with simple, proven method to curb offshore tax dodging, new study finds LFB Memo estimates $28.8 million increase in state revenues

Wisconsin taxpayers could save $27.6 million from a simple reform to crack down on offshore tax dodging.

New Study Finds Technology Enabling Wisconsinites, Americans to Drive Less
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New Study Finds Technology Enabling Wisconsinites, Americans to Drive Less

Madison’s Metro Transit Bus Radar, Community Car, and B-Cycle Examples of Tools Sparking State and National Decrease in Driving, Policy Needs to Catch Up