The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) announced today that it will revive efforts on the I-94 East-West corridor project, which is one of Wisconsin’s busiest and most important segments of interstate in terms of safety, traffic volume, and economic impact. The effort will begin with re-engaging the public. “The East-West corridor project plays an important [...]
Source: Waukesha Freeman | June 9, 2020 Bids for the return-flow portion of the city’s Lake Michigan water supply project have come in $20 million under projections, according to Waukesha Water Utility officials. The Common Council awarded contracts related to the project last week. The contract for the return flow pipeline, which will run from [...]
Waukesha County’s economic vitality depends on modern, safe and efficient infrastructure networks. In support of this, the Alliance continues to be an advocate for completion of the I-94 East-West corridor between 16th Street and 70th Street. The Alliance is partnering with a broad coalition of stakeholders, requesting Governor Evers’ leadership in advancing the 94 E/W project and preparing [...]
The Alliance has worked with a broad coalition to support Assembly Bill 426 (Worker Safety and Energy Security Act), which passed the Senate and the Assembly and was signed by Governor Evers on November 20, 2019. In recent years, critical infrastructure worksites in the Midwest have seen millions of dollars of construction equipment set [...]
One of the Alliance's policy priorities for 2019 is support for completion of the critical I-94 East-West corridor between 16th Street and 70th Street.
Economic and environmental problems are not limited by geographic boundaries and solutions often take regional cooperation and provide regional benefits. We are thankful for a long history of working closely with public officials in Waukesha County communities to find those solutions.
Earlier this year, Governor Evers signed Wisconsin’s biennium budget, which added $393 million additional dollars to the Department of Transportation.
With 78 partial vetoes, Governor Evers officially passed the Wisconsin 2019-21 state budget on July 2. The $82-billion budget included important priorities for Alliance members, including investments in transportation funding and K-12 education, as well as the proposed cuts to income taxes. The approved budget included a moderate income tax decrease, property tax levy limits [...]
Now that the Wisconsin legislature has sent the state budget to Governor Evers, he has six days (not including Sunday, but including the Fourth of July) to either approve the budget as-is, line-item veto portions of it or veto it entirely.
As the Alliance heads in to our 101st year, we’re excited to announce the continued growth and expansion of our advocacy efforts on behalf of Waukesha County businesses. For years, advocacy has been a core focus of the Alliance as we work to provide a clear and persuasive voice for the business community and advocate for business-friendly legislation at the local, state and federal levels.