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6:46 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Fiscal Bureau Report Projects Looming Budget Deficit

Wisconsin may face a half billion dollar deficit in 2015 due to action in this budget period by the Walker administration and Republican lawmakers.

A non-partisan state government agency is predicting a possible budget shortfall in the next cycle.

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Environment
6:22 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Storms Blow Through Area

Tree down on the sidewalk on 60th Street and North Avenue in Wauwatosa.
Credit Michelle Maternowski

Lightening and high winds accompanied strong storms that moved through southeastern Wisconsin early last night.

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Project Milwaukee
1:00 am
Thu June 13, 2013

Forces Shaping The Green Energy Debate

Wind energy protest signs dot the countryside in Door County.
Credit Michelle Maternowski

Wisconsin has been a leader in some aspects of the green energy movement.

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Project Milwaukee
12:59 pm
Wed June 12, 2013

Musician Sings the Blues Over Wind Farms

Jamie Lynn Fletcher is making a name as a musician, but also as an outspoken opponent of wind farms.
Credit courtesy Jamie Fletcher

Jamie Lynn Fletcher talks with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich and Susan Bence.

Jamie Lynn Fletcher's voice is perhaps an unlikely addition to our Project Milwaukee series on clean energy.

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Project Milwaukee
11:39 am
Wed June 12, 2013

Wisconsin Researchers Try to Clear a Solar Hurdle

Hongrui Jiang speaks with Lake Effect's Bonnie North.

As we’ve heard on our Project Milwaukee series this week, Wisconsin utilities are required to generate 10 percent of their electrical power by renewable sources – such biomass, wind – and solar.  That last source has been harnessed for decades.  But only recently have its costs come down enough to make wider-spread use more appealing. 

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