You might have noticed that your county board is going through major change.
The impetus for the change stems from implementation of Act 10, the controversial legislation enacted into law two years ago that bans most public employee unions in Wisconsin. The legality of the law will be decided by the state Supreme Court. In the meantime, counties are struggling to handle their vastly increased responsibilities.
An anti-tobacco advocate says the public might have relaxed about smoking in public, but tobacco companies continue to target youth.
The Northwoods Tobacco-Free Coalition held a "Lunch and Learn" session to talk about the change in corporate tobacco marketing techniques. Many tobacco products are made to look like candy. With fewer adults smoking, the goal, say anti-tobacco advocates is to get younger people interested in tobacco.
State Senator Tom Tiffany says the biennial budget that passed the legislature last week has some positives for northern Wisconsin.
The Senate approved the Assembly-passed plan early Friday and sent it to Governor Walker.
Tiffany says the $68 billion spending plan will help northern schools...especially those districts within the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest... hit with declining enrollments. The budget moves money from towns and provides money to the school districts within the forest...