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Our Views: Borrowing plan for state roadwork makes little sense
After much study, your transportation secretary, Mark Gottlieb, recommended increasing gas taxes and vehicle fees by $751 million. Your plan ignores those ideas.
Thumbs Up/Down for Monday, Feb. 2, 2015
Thumbs Up to a forum about race; to three Whitewater leaders and to St. William School's robotics team; Thumbs Down to rapid approval of Assembly per diems.
Our Views: Caution best advice in Walker's plans for UW System
It's good to hear concerns from Gov. Scott Walker's party. After all, UW-Madison and the UW System are crucial economic engines for Wisconsin.
Our Views: Raise the wheel tax, fix the streets
City Manager Mark Freitag missed an opportunity Thursday night. He could have recommended that the city council raise the wheel tax to speed street repairs.
Our Views: Dig deeper into Enbridge pipeline with impact statement
Pipelines seem safer than transporting petroleum by train or truck. A pipeline leak, however, would leave Wisconsinites wondering why the DNR wasn't more proactive.
Our Views: Feds, Gov. Walker should go all in on Beloit casino
Perhaps most important, the Ho-Chunk's compact with the state permits the tribe to operate a fourth gaming site.
Our Views: State lawmakers should step on gas for freeway driving
Wisconsinites like to think of themselves as progressive. We remain in the slow lane, even backward, on Interstate speeds.
Thumbs Up/Down for Monday, Jan. 26, 2015
Thumbs Up to renovating the former Rock County Appliance building, to Rep. Amy Loudenbeck and to a state grant for Edgerton; Thumbs Down to microbeads in personal care products.
Our Views: Janesville right to pick Price to steer city's economic growth
City administrators didn’t just see an opening, reach into their back pockets and pick Price. He rose to the top after two regional and national searches.
Our Views: Snow emergencies in Janesville are nothing to ignore
The emergencies go beyond courtesy. Cars left on streets create hazards that plow drivers must maneuver around. Snow left behind can freeze and create hazards, too.