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03/15/16

Common sense prevails

I thought the phrase “common sense isn’t so common” may be a bit tired. So, I did some online research about who first uttered these pearls. Apparently, Voltaire is credited with having said this in the 1700s, which in my mind makes it go from being tired to time-tested. Anyway, in politics especially, common sense can be a rare commodity indeed.

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02/02/16

Fixing Wisconsin's highways

The state of transportation in Wisconsin is not as strong as it needs to be.

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12/10/15

For retail shopping there is a new king

It’s the most wonderful time of the year again for retailers everywhere. As some traditions endure, others are started. While online shopping has been all the rage in recent years, it has now become the norm.

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11/04/15

Can Paul Ryan help get a long-term transportation deal done?

There has certainly been a flurry of activity in Washington, D.C. Despite a great deal of controversy, Congress reached a bipartisan deal to avoid a government shutdown and the House of Representatives elected its youngest speaker since 1869 — and the first one from Wisconsin.

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10/05/15

Cost of doing nothing adding up

Here we go. The real life impacts of kicking the can down the road on transportation funding are now being felt. The Wisconsin Department of Transportation recently announced a several year delay of the five most significant improvement projects in Wisconsin other than the Zoo Interchange. Judging from the reaction, people do not seem happy.

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Craig Thomspon is the executive director of the Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin. Founded in 1971, the Transportation Development Association of Wisconsin promotes the vitality and safety of the state's transportation system, including public transit systems, public-use and general-aviation airports, railroads, commercial ports, and roads. Thompson also serves as secretary for the referendum committee Vote Yes for Transportation. www.TDAwisconsin.org and www.VoteYesforTransportation.com.

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