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Wisconsin Assembly To Vote On GOP Tax Cut, Dairy Bills

In Likely Final Assembly Votes For 2020, Lawmakers Will Attempt Another Gubernatorial Veto Override

State Assembly lawmakers are scheduled to use what’s expected to be their final day of work in 2020 to vote on a GOP-backed income tax cut and a package of bills aimed at helping Wisconsin dairy farmers.

The tax cut proposal, which is passed the state Senate early Thursday morning, would cost the state about $248 million annually and save Wisconsin income tax filers an average of $106 per year. In addition to increasing the standard income tax deduction for all types of filers, the proposal would use about $45 million annually to exempt some items from businesses’ personal property taxes and pay down about $100 million in state debt.

If approved by the Assembly, the bill would move to Gov. Tony Evers’ desk for his signature. The fate of the plan with the Democratic governor is uncertain, as his office has issued statements critical of the deal...
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Ken Notes: If school (i.e. Property) taxes increase are we really saving any money here. I like the idea of working on Dairy exports, but the Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin (Former Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board) has far more understanding and tools than WEDC and both are working with some of the CAFO`s that are driving small farms out of business. Finally the tax cuts on land and health insurance would actually help the CAFO`s more than the small farmer. Why you ask, because farmers are not making any profits to deduct expenses from, but you guessed it CAFO`s are.

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Madison Office Lifestyle Portfolio is a portfolio of 16, Class A amenity-rich office properties ranging from 14,000 square feet to over 300,000 square feet in size, and is home to over 130 tenants.


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Thompson on right road at WisDOT

If you’re looking for a sign of the need for more road money in Wisconsin, here it is: The Wisconsin Department of Transportation recently sought applications from local governments for one-time grants to improve infrastructure.

The DOT made a total of $75 million available. Individual grants are capped at $3.5 million a project.

So how many applications did WisDOT receive? A total of 1,600 eligible applications.

The total sought: $1.4 billion. Goodness knows, we’d love to see some of that grant money come to western Wisconsin...

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Ken Notes: Communities have been deferring these projects for a while now so it logical that there a number of them in the hopper. What we need to develop is a state scoring system so that we can fund those with the highest priority. For the record most communities already have this system in place.

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Assembly GOP to Attempt Fab-Lab Veto Override

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Assembly Republicans prepared Thursday to launch another futile attempt to override another of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers` budget vetoes.

Evers struck down language in the state budget what would have required the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to allocate at least $1 million over the biennium for grants for the laboratories, workshops equipped with 3-D printers, plasma cutters and other high-tech tools. Evers said that if WEDC wants to make such an allocation it should be allowed to do so on its own...

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Ken Notes: We finally have a WEDC with a little independence and a focus on all of Wisconsin lets see where this takes us before we micro manage it from the Capitol...

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Established in 2001, KA’s Wisconsin team upholds our commitment of more than 40 years of construction service in Wisconsin.  Combined with the resources of the total KA enterprise, we are capable of undertaking work of virtually any size, scope, or location, whether locally, regionally, or nationally.


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Welcome 2020 WDN sponsor Kraus-Anderson Construction Company. Please check out the link to view the amazing projects they have developed from idea to completion.

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Feds award Wisconsin airports $16.1 million for airport restructuring growth
As part of the U.S. Department of Transportation`s plans to maintain and modernize the infrastructure of airports across the country, Wisconsin airports received $16.1 million in Wisconsin airport infrastructure projects, including $600,000 for the rehabilitation of Milwaukee Mitchell International Airport`s primary runway.

U.S. DOT Secretary Elaine Chao announced Wednesday at an event in Milwaukee that 247 airports in 40 states will receive a total of $520.5 million for infrastructure projects...
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Ken Notes: Airport funding has always been the litmus test of a strong economy and for those keeping track I said the exact same thing in 2006. I am just saying...

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“Located in the Madison region for over 30 years, Engineered Construction is an industry leader in commercial construction and the restoration of commercial and residential fire and water damage.” See comments from our clients here.   ...more
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Two more of Gov. Tony Evers` Cabinet secretaries approved by the Wisconsin Senate
Wisconsin senators have signed off on two more of Gov. Tony Evers` agency heads, the latest votes in a confirmation process that has dragged on for more than one year.

Senators voted Wednesday 32-1 to approve Department of Children and Families Secretary Emilie Amundson and 33-0 Department of Natural Resources Secretary Preston Cole with minimal discussion.

The only member to vote against Amundson was Democratic Sen. Lena Taylor, of Milwaukee, while the only person to speak on the appointments was Republican Sen. Tom Tiffany, who said he hopes Cole ensures DNR employees "are accountable to him and the taxpayers of the state of Wisconsin." ...
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IPR (Integrated Public Resources) / McMahon Associates


As an affiliate of McMahon Associates, Inc., IPR provides Public/Private Partnership (P3) opportunities for a vast array of projects in small to medium-sized communities, as well as offering Municipal Administrator Services to local governments on an as-needed basis... and... A sponsor of Wisconsin Development News   ...more

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Toward One Wisconsin 2020 Conference

April 28-29, 2020

Radisson Hotel and Conference Center
2040 Airport Drive
Green Bay, WI 54313

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A Conference on Building Communities of Equity and Opportunity

T1W will bring together individuals and organizations from multiple sectors across Wisconsin to address the most persistent barriers to inclusion, what is working, and what is promising on the horizon.

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MadREP News
Stay up to date by reading our MadREP Report, a bi-monthly newsletter that features regional economic development news, events and opportunities.


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Land and Space / Tom Daykin
Note: I changed the link here to Toms Twitter account. JS limits the number of articles I can read so I look at TD`s Twitter feed every week. I`ll Still include JS articles but after ten you need to subscribe.

I also updated the picture because, well Tom is getting old and development is taking it`s toll!!!

Milwaukee - 1/1/2020 Journal Sentinel business reporter Tom Daykin talks about commercial real estate and development, including stores, hotels, offices, condos, apartments and industrial buildings...

Land & Space Development Database


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Ken Notes: Tom Daykin is the source for ED news in MKE. This is a permanent link to articles in his blog which is updated daily...

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