Stories tagged: "infrastructure"


Julian Thomas Elementary School in Racine, built in the 1850s as Garfield School, will receive updates as part of the $1 billion referendum district voters passed in spring 2020. (Photo via Julian Thomas Elementary/Facebook)
Are Schools Infrastructure? Ask the Wisconsin Students and Educators Using Buildings Dating Back Over 100 Years.

Biden infrastructure plan meant to help districts where local voters may or may not approve critically needed repairs and staff to build a new generation of graduates.

Kamala Harris in Milwaukee
In Milwaukee, Harris Touts Biden’s Proposed Investments in Research and Development

Tucked in Biden’s proposal: Billions of dollars for R&D done in Wisconsin labs and elsewhere to keep the US competitive amid a changing landscape.

Bridge rebuilding in Ashland County
Almost 1,000 Wisconsin Bridges Are In Dire Need of Repairs. A Federal Infrastructure Bill Could Help.

Available funding has lagged the cost for repairs and replacements, leaving a huge need unmet.

2019 Flooding in South Range, Wisconsin
Baldwin: Infrastructure Damaged Due to a Changing Climate Should Be Built Back Better

Her bill would allow roads and bridges destroyed by extreme weather to be built to higher standards without penalty.

(Graphic by Morgaine Ford-Workman)
Wisconsin’s Roads Need TLC and Lots Of Money. Biden’s Infrastructure Proposal Could Be a Lifeline.

Biden’s American Jobs Plan, which sets aside $621 billion for transportation, would be a shot in the arm, but long-term needs remain at the state level.

Left: A sewer line under construction along St. Paul Avenue in Milwaukee in 1920. Right: Victor Berger, co-founder of the Socialist Party of America, editor of the Milwaukee Leader, and the first Socialist elected to Congress. Lower: Construction of a Milwaukee sewer line in 1932. (Photos courtesy: Wisconsin Historical Society and Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District. Graphic by Morgaine Ford-Workman.)
Infrastructure Is Good Politics—Just Ask Milwaukee’s Sewer Socialists of 1904

Voters have a history of rewarding public officials who pay attention to long-neglected public needs.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin. (Photo provided)
Baldwin Now Heads Senate Panel Key to Expanding Broadband Across Rural U.S.

Subgroup of the powerful Appropriations Committee helps coordinate all who are working to fill the gaps in service.