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Apr 9, 2014 | U.S. News and World Report

GOP Lawmakers Propose Student Loan Alternative

Issues: Education

Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and Rep. Tom Petri of Wisconsin introduced legislation Wednesday seeking to create a new and innovative model of higher education financing as an alternative to student loans.

Mar 13, 2014 | Associated Press

Federal Survey to Get Consent for Breath Samples

Issues: Transportation

Transportation officials responded to mounting questions about tactics used by a roadside survey on drinking and drugged driving by announcing that survey-takers will no longer collect breath samples from motorists without their consent.

Mar 6, 2014 | Ozaukee Press

Army Corps Shocker: Port Washington Breakwater to be Fixed

Agency that has given Port little reason for optimism now says it will make structure sound, safe for pedestrians

Jan 23, 2014 | National Review

The Petri-Tsongas Push on Work Incentives

Rep. Tom Petri, a Wisconsin Republican, is working on addressing the work disincentives that flow from poorly designed benefit schedules

Oct 4, 2013 | Fond du Lac Reporter

Wisconsin farmers, parks and others affected by the government shutdown

Agricultural resources, national park areas and IRS offices are among the Wisconsin casualties of the federal government shutdown, and the impact could spread to the court system and public education.

Aug 16, 2013 | The Atlantic

Our Student Loan System Is Broken, and These New Statistics Prove It

Issues: Education

Millions of students are senselessly defaulting on their debt while failing to take advantage of programs meant to protect them financially. And chances are, it's the poorest, least sophisticated borrowers who are suffering worst.

Jun 10, 2013 | Fox 11 Green Bay

EAA chairman: 'We're being held hostage'

Issues: Transportation

A battle over air traffic controller fees between the EAA and the FAA is reaching Capitol Hill and it could have long-term implications.

Jun 3, 2013 | Associated Press

Wis. Congressmen Propose Crop Insurance Changes

Issues: Agriculture

Wisconsin Reps. Ron Kind and Tom Petri put forward a crop insurance reform plan Wednesday that they say will save the federal government $11 billion over the next 10 years.

May 6, 2013 | Washington Post

A Better Approach to Student Loans

Issues: Education

Student loan interest rates are going to double in July. And, no, that’s not nearly as terrible as it sounds.

Apr 23, 2013 | Wall Street Journal

Flight Delays as Political Strategy

Issues: Transportation

Obama's sequester scare strategy has been a political flop, but his government keeps trying. The latest gambit is to force airline flight delays until enough travelers stuck on tarmacs browbeat enough Republicans to raise taxes again.