When Eau Claire city officials applied for a federal grant in October to help pay for a proposed $23.5 million development that would include a new transit transfer center, the odds of receiving that money weren’t in their favor. The city was seeking $5 million from the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery, or TIGER, grant program, which is run by the U.S. Department of Transportation. Typically only about 6 percent of applicants receive money through that program.
Eau Claire city officials announced today they have received an important part of funding needed to build a transit transfer center downtown and to buy four new buses for the city’s transit system. U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, D-La Crosse, announced the city received a $5 million grant from the Department of Transportation’s Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant program. “Eau Claire’s busy and constantly expanding downtown is a magnet for small
NEW YORK — A Wisconsin woman running to replace Democratic U.S. Rep. Ron Kind has been charged with scamming a jewelry store in New York City. Thirty-six-year-old Juliet Germanotta was charged with grand larceny Wednesday. Investigators say Germanotta bought a ring online from Manhattan’s Diamond District worth $4,800 — then returned a fake ring for a full refund from the jeweler. Germanotta told the New York Post on Thursday she acknowledges sending back a fake ring,
Providing tax incentives to businesses and other initiatives in rural Midwestern communities would help many people in those regions take part in the economic growth taking place in other parts of the nation, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind said during a stop in Eau Claire Thursday. Kind, D-La Crosse, said many rural areas across Wisconsin and other areas in the Midwest aren’t experiencing the economic benefits of a recovery that has occurred since a national recession a decade ago. To
President Donald Trump’s pending release of a controversial congressional memo alleging surveillance abuses is a defensive, dangerous action likely to disparage the credibility of the federal government, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind told the Leader-Telegram Thursday. The memo, prepared by Republicans on the House intelligence committee, attacks the fairness of the FBI and the Justice Department as the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller continues into possible ties between Russia