Rob Swearingin http://wxpr.org en Hundreds Seek Assistance With Energy Bills http://wxpr.org/post/hundreds-seek-assistance-energy-bills <p>Families and individuals struggling to pay high heat bills may be able to get help.&nbsp; Northwoods state lawmakers stopped in Rhinelander today to spread the word about the nonprofit Keep Wisconsin Warm fund.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That program has expanded its income limits to 80 percent of the state median incomeā€¦to try and help more working households who may be feeling the pinch.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 21:06:00 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 13921 at http://wxpr.org Hundreds Seek Assistance With Energy Bills Budget Proposal Diverts Timber Money to K-12 Schools http://wxpr.org/post/budget-proposal-diverts-timber-money-k-12-schools <p>Some Northwoods school districts could be getting a financial boost next year, thanks to a proposal included the state budget.</p><p>The version of the budget passed by the joint finance committee would send 25 percent of timber sales from the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest to local schools.&nbsp; School districts would receive different amounts based on how much forest acreage falls within their district.&nbsp; Republican State Representative Rob Swearingin describes the proposal as a shot in the arm for rural schools.</p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 21:19:05 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 3235 at http://wxpr.org Budget Proposal Diverts Timber Money to K-12 Schools