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Gov. Tony Evers is proposing to restore $3.5 million to the University of Wisconsin-Extension under the next budget and to boost the number of county agriculture agents.The Democratic governor’s proposal calls for $1.5 million in the first fiscal year and $2.5 million in the next to "improve…

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gas taxes would increase but the cost to fill up may actually drop, income taxes would be cut for the middle class and most of the laws passed during a lame-duck legislative session that weakened the governor and attorney general would be repealed under Democratic Gov. T…

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On the cusp of Gov. Tony Ever's first budget address this week, two western Wisconsin lawmakers suggest compromise and bipartisanship are a long way from happening in state government. Freshman state Sen. Jeff Smith, D-Eau Claire, said the idea of working together got off to a rough start la…

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Equity and sustainability were key themes Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes said his office is focused on during a visit to the Rice Lake Democratic Party headquarters on Monday. 

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Rep. Romaine Quinn got an earful at a listening session Monday at the Rice Lake City Hall when he asked for input into what taxpayers wanted to see in the next 2-year state budget.

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Rice Lake City Council reaffirmed its decision Tuesday to reduce full-time firefighters from 12 to 11 as part of the 2019 city budget.

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More than two decades after the first refugees from Somalia arrived in Barron, immigrants from that war-torn country account for nearly a quarter of the city’s population.

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Gov. Tony Evers used his first State of the State address on Tuesday to announce he has directed Attorney General Josh Kaul to leave a federal lawsuit challenging the Affordable Care Act.During December's lame-duck session of the state Legislature, legislators passed a new law that makes it …

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A contract released by Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, shows taxpayers are paying $840,000 to defend Republican lawmakers in a redistricting lawsuit, and the figure could go higher.The Wisconsin State Journal reports Vos released the contract Tuesday after initially citing attorney-…

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ALTOONA — Four Chippewa Valley Republican lawmakers gathered Thursday to promote a proposal to reduce income taxes by 10 percent for middle class families in the state.Rep. Romaine Quinn, R-Barron, said the proposal calls for families who earn less than $150,000 or individuals who earn less …

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Barron County residents using the federal WIC and Foodshare programs will continue to receive benefits through February, according to county administrator Jeff French.

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Discussion over the future structure of the Rice Lake Fire Department picked up again in the City Council’s first meeting of 2019. 

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Vacant for more than a year, the former Heritage Manor was approved to be purchased by the City of Rice Lake at the City Council meeting Dec. 11 at a cost of $200,000. 

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Several liberal advocacy groups filed a motion in federal court Monday to block Wisconsin’s new limits on early voting that Gov. Scott Walker signed into law Friday.The new limits restrict early voting to two weeks statewide.Citizen Action of Wisconsin and One Wisconsin Institute filed the m…