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June 2010: Railroads in Wisconsin
With the news that Wisconsin will be receiving stimulus money from the federal government to construct a high speed rail line between Milwaukee and Madison, railroad transportation is making headlines again in Wisconsin. Many of the rail lines in the state were abandoned and removed during the 1970's and 1980's, some being converted into recreational trails. Are Wisconsin residents ready to support and use rail transportation in the 2010's? What is the current health of the Wisconsin rail business, freight and passenger? Check these links to learn more about Wisconsin rail.
  • Traveling by Rail (Dept. of Transportation)
  • Federal Railroad Administration ( American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009)
  • Wisconsin Railroads (Forward Wisconsin)
  • Railroad Service in Wisconsin (2006)
  • Transportation Development Association
  • Rail Fast Facts (2008)
  • Development of the Railroads (Wisconsin Historical Society)
  • Wisconsin Rail Plan 2030 (Dept. of Transportation)
  • Wisconsin's Rail Transit Commissions
  • Office of the Railroad Commissioner
  • May 2010: Wisconsin Employment/Unemployment

    Statistics released in April show Wisconsin is still suffering from high unemployment, in fact the March unemployment number was higher than the previous month. If Wisconsin's unemployment remains high, consumer spending and tax revenues continue to be at risk, prolonging the ripple effect throughout the state's economy. Check the links below to learn more about Wisconsin's employment situation.
  • March Jobs Data, Unemployment rates (Dept. of Workforce Development)
  • Unemployment Compensation in Wisconsin (BadgerLaw.net)
  • Unemployment insurance (Wisconsin State Law Library)
  • Wis. Dems defend action on jobs amid criticism (Bloomberg Businessweek)
  • Wisconsin Economy at a Glance (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
  • Wisconsin unemployment insurance weekly claims filed (Dept. of Workforce Development)
  • Wisconsin unemployment rate moves higher in March (JSOnline)
  • Wisconsin's WORKnet
  • April 2010: Wisconsin Taxes

  • Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance Facts and Figures
  • Wisconsin Administrative Code
  • Wisconsin Tax Bulletins
  • Wisconsin Topical and Court Case Index
  • Wisconsin Dept. of Revenue
  • Bankrate State Tax Roundup
  • Tax Foundation

  • March 2010: Wisconsin in the Movies

  • Wisconsin Center for Film & Theater Research
  • Wisconsin Film Festival
  • Wisconsin in the Movies
  • Film Wisconsin
  • Actors from Wisconsin

  • February 2010: Winter Olympics

  • Olympic Speed Skating Medalists with Wisconsin Ties (Wisconsin Historical Society)
  • 1980: Heiden's Gold Heist (InfoPlease)
  • 2010 Winter Olympics (JSOnline)
  • Vancouver 2010 Olympics
  • Wisconsin Winter Olympic Participants, 1980-2006

  • January 2010: Drunk Driving

  • Drunk Driving-Wisconsin DOT
  • An Historical Summary of Wisconsin's Drunk Driving Legislation
  • Wisconsin State Law Library
  • DUI Wisconsin
  • Legislative Reference Bureau

  • December 2009: Snow

  • Snow Conditions Report
  • Wisconsin State Climatology Office
  • Wisconsin Snow Info
  • National Snow Analyses
  • Winter Weather Terminology
  • Worst Snow Storms in the State of Wisconsin
  • What Makes a Winter Storm?
  • Winter Weather Summary Page

  • November 2009: Deer Hunting

  • Deer Hunting in Wisconsin
  • 2009 Deer Hunting Regulations
  • 2008 Deer Hunt Overview
  • Deer Hunting Dates
  • "On the Hunt" author interview
  • Deer Harvest Stirs Up Emotions, Comments (JSOnline)

  • October 2009: Wisconsin Economy

  • Wisconsin Economy at a Glance
  • Wisconsin Economic Indicators
  • Wisconsin Economic Outlook
  • Wisconsin Office of Recovery and Reinvestment
  • Staterecovery.org

  • September 2009: Wisconsin Education

  • Wisconsin Model Academic Standards
  • Statistics and Facts About Wisconsin's Great Schools
  • Data Analysis-Wisconsin Schools
  • Wisconsin Education Fact Sheet
  • Wisconsin Education Directory (DPI)

  • August 2009: Health Care Reform

  • Health Care Reform in Wisconsin
  • Why Health Care Reform is Important in Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Consumer Guide to Health Care
  • Wisconsin State Health Plan

  • July 2009: Circus

  • Wisconsin History Day by Day
  • Circus World Museum
  • Circus Historical Society
  • The Great Circus Parade

  • June 2009: June is Dairy Month

  • Dairy Farming Links
  • SavorWisconsin
  • June is Dairy Month - Gov. Jim Doyle
  • Midwest Dairy Association
  • Calendar of Events

  • May 2009: Swine Flu

  • Wisconsin's Pandemic Flu Resource
  • Frequently Asked Questions
  • Swine Flu UW Libraries Research Guide
  • Wisconsin Local Public Health Department Listing
  • 1976 Swine Flu outbreak

  • April 2009: Baseball

  • Milwaukee Braves
  • Milwaukee Brewers
  • Baseball players born in Wisconsin
  • Wisconsin Historical Society

  • March 2009: Tornadoes

  • Tornado statistics
  • Historic Tornado Statistics
  • NWS 2009 storm data