I'd posted information about this last year, but Wisconsin Gazette has gone back to it and I am happy to put this up.
Written by Louis Weisberg
May 16, 2013
Legislature is pushing a $128-million project to widen Highway 23, a
little-used road that winds through farmland between Sheboygan and Fond
du Lac. The project has been held up in court by challenges from 1000
Friends of Wisconsin, which objects to the waste of taxpayer dollars and
the environmental damage the project would cause. To build the project,
the state would have to pay $60,000 for each acre of land purchased,
because some of the land includes buildings. Land in the area normally
sells for $10,000 per acre. While lawmakers favor this project, they
claim the state is so broke that it must reduce public transit funding
by $10 million.
Waukesha County, Republican pols tried and failed to kill it.
The Calatrava Addition to the Milwaukee Art Museum
Sunset on the lakefront, summer 2018
Milwaukee River empties into Lake Michigan
On the Downtown Riverwalk, looking to the Hoan Bridge
Wisconsin wind farm, east of Waupun
86 turbines overcame Walker's blockade
Skylight illumination in Milwaukee City Hall
The historic 19th-century building has stone floors, copper decoration, and iron work by the famous artisan Cyril Kolnic. Stop in and walk around.
What water, wetland protection is all about
"A little fill here and there may seem to be nothing to become excited about. But one fill, though comparatively inconsequential, may lead to another, and another, and before long a great body may be eaten away until it may no longer exist. Our navigable waters are a precious natural heritage, once gone, they disappear forever," wrote the Wisconsin Supreme Court in its 1960 opinion resolving Hixon v. PSC and buttressing The Public Trust Doctrine, Article IX of the Wisconsin State Constitution.
Lake Michigan in winter
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James Rowen is an independent writer based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He worked as the senior Mayoral staffer in Madison and Milwaukee and for newspapers in both cities. This blog began on 2/2/ 2007.