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GOP leaders say no gas tax increase for road funding in this budget
Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Friday that Republicans on the budget-writing committee have ruled out a gas tax increase, but are considering raising registration fees, title fees and heavy truck fees. He did not specify how much fees may increase.
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Proposal Would Allow For Electronic Early Voting In Wisconsin
Under the proposal, voters would still have the option to mail in early ballots or cast an early ballot in person and request it’s stored until Election Day, rather than be fed immediately into a machine.
Lori Stottler, clerk-treasurer for the City of Beloit, testified in support of the measure at the public hearing at the Capitol. She said it's a welcome way to "modernize" voting in Wisconsin.
"This is going to save the city of Beloit hundreds of hours of time and thousands of dollars of money," Stottler said.
The Wisconsin Municipal Clerks Associations and the League of Wisconsin Municipalities have registered their support for the plan.
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#LOCALGOVMATTERS – LEAGUE LOBBY DAY
Gwyn Guenther, Wheeler Reports Inc. recorded the latest #LocalGovMatters podcast at the League's May 22 Lobby Day. She talks with Jerry Deschane, the Executive Director of the League, has the opportunity to talk with the Ashland Mayor Deb Lewis about roads and shoreline erosion and talks with Mayor of Lancaster, David Varnam about agriculture and roads in his district. She also talks with Mayor Eric Genrich of Green Bay about infrastructure needs and flooding issues in Green Bay and the Whitewater City Manager, Cameron Clapper, highlights special issues cities have when they host a university campus.
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Women's Suffrage Centennial Celebration
June 10, 12:00 pm, Wisconsin State Capitol Rotunda
Wisconsin was the first state to ratify the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote! Be a part of this 100 year celebration and see an unveiling of the original 19th Amendment, hear from Wisconsin women in leadership, and more! This event is FREE and open to the public.
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