Infrastructure


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GOP Killing a Wisconsin Wage Law Didn’t Save Money, It Just Gave Construction CEOs a Raise

The 2017 repeal of prevailing wage rules resulted in fewer local contractors getting work, declining blue-collar wages, yet no savings for state government.

An internet tower. (Photo via Pexels/Miguel Á. Padriñán)
Evers Will Use $5 Million in CARES Funds to Boost Wisconsin Internet Speeds

Federal funds will go toward the state’s Broadband Expansion Grant program.

Kenosha Residents Jacob Blake Shooting
State Offers $3 Million for Small Kenosha Businesses But More Is Needed

Local businesses are still hurting, and many are just beginning to return to normal.

Rural Broadband Will Need Federal Help. Here’s What Trump Has Done and What Biden Proposes.
Rural Broadband Will Need Federal Help. Here’s What Trump Has Done and What Biden Proposes.

Trump’s “Reconnect” America program has garnered $1.6 billion in funding from Congress to expand broadband. Biden is calling for a $20 billion investment.

A Wisconsin Dept. of Transportation 2016 rendering of a how part of the I-94 East-West corridor would look as it passed through the Stadium Interchange next to Miller Park.
Evers to Jump-Start an I-94 Makeover in Milwaukee

GOP refused to fund reconstruction of the East-West corridor in 2017.

How Bad Are Roads In WI? It Took 10 Years Just To Get This One Fixed.
How Bad Are Roads In WI? It Took 10 Years Just to Get This One Fixed.

Construction to begin in 2022 on County Highway F near Blanchardville.

Potholes have multiplied on Wisconsin roads as state funding fails to keep up with needs and state restrictions prevent local governments from affording repairs. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
A Billion Reasons the Potholes Will Persist

$75 million added, but $1.4 billion in repairs needed