The Legislature's Joint Finance committee will decide the fate of a half-dozen signficant affecting the poor and unemployed, state assets and state workers who smoke. Read on for stories about the sale of Wausau Paper,a 2.5 degree warm-up of Lake Superior and a large industrial fire in Sauk City.
A Sunday afternoon explosion decimated a town of Washington home and blew out windows and cracked walls at surrounding properties. Also, members of the Legislature's Joint Finance committee have several weighty decisions before them this week, including some which would curtail Gov. Scott Walker-budget initiatives. Also, stories of a police shooting, bicyclist's death and more.
A 21-year-old Eau Claire woman was airlifted from the Plum City High School football field to the Mayo hospital in Eau Claire late Saturday morning, May 18th, following a motorcycle accident on Hwy. 10, just north of the village.
Wisconsin’s job picture is either exciting or lackluster, depending on which political party you believe. Smoke from logging equipment caused this week’s massive wildfire in far northwest Wisconsin.
Gov. Scott Walker’s budget calls for no increase in state aid, but Republican legislators, especially in rural areas with declining enrollments, have heard from school administrators who say they need an increase in aid to avoid drastic cuts for their schools.
The Department of Natural Resources has established a hotline which residents potentially impacted by the Germann Road Fire in Douglas County can call to learn about the status of their homes and property. Meanwhile firefighters continue to extinguish hotspots and shore up fire lines.