Friday Jul 11
Regional briefs: Conservation league tallies wins, losses
PROUD TO BE: About a million people packed Chicago streets on June 29 for the first Gay Pride Parade since Illinois legalized gay marriage.
Groups: Verona Road project could be in jeopardy if Congress doesn't act
Funding for state highway projects, including the Verona Road interchange could be in jeopardy if Congress does not act, according to a group that held a news conference Monday.
Highway Trust Fund needs a fill up
A crisis may be looming in Washington, over federal transportation funding. The Highway Trust Fund, which is financed by gasoline taxes and pays for transportation and infrastructure projects, is set to run out by the end of the summer.
Interest groups let Congress travel free
Since 2008, the eight current Wisconsin members of the U.S. House and their aides have taken at least 125 privately funded trips at a cost of more than $400,000, according to a Milwaukee Journal Sentinel analysis of travel records.
Why the Mississippi Republican Primary Winner Should Thank Freedom Summer Half a Century Later
There was a Republican primary vote in Mississippi this week, and it appears that establishment conservative Thad Cochran survived a tough runoff against his Tea Party opponent by reaching out to African-American voters.
Other voices: Wisconsin: Bipartisan bill should improve health care
But Wisconsin's congressional delegation recently demonstrated that bipartisanship remains possible.
Green Bay Press-Gazette
Our View: Representing the state requires time in the state
Members of Congress had roughly 265 days when they were not required or expected to be in Washington on business in 2013, according to the Gannett Washington Bureau study.
Big News Network.com
US congressman marries same-sex partner
COLD SPRING, New York - Representative Sean Patrick Maloney has tied the knot with his longtime friend, designer Randy Florke, becoming the second American congressman to marry a same-sex partner.