A cold winter may be putting a damper on home sales in Wisconsin. In the northern part of the state January sales were down about four percent, compared to the previous January…according to the Wisconsin Realtors Association. Statewide sales were down almost seven percent.
But Economist David Clark says the cold weather could result in a spring rebound.
“The flip side may be that if colder than normal weather is causing some people to sit on the sidelines in December, January and February, it may simply shift them into March, April and May.”
A Rhinelander man is the state Libertarian Party chairman. They launched a campaign today in Madison to provide a political alternative.
Paul Ehlers ran in 2012 for the state 12 District Senate seat. In the role as state Libertarian Party chair he says they're reaching out to many groups who have felt ...what he describes...as the heavy hand of government... ... called the "Liberty Coalition"...
Students looking for college money can get free help with the process at the annual College Goal Wisconsin event at Nicolet College February 23.
Nicolet College director of Financial Aid, Jill Price says students and parents can get help with the package...
"....it's an event for students who need to fill out their FAFSA or their free application for federal student aid, which is the essential piece to getting financial aid for their college education...."
A Northwoods legislator is upset the Republican majority in the Assembly ignored an amendment she proposed to help people heating with propane. The amendment asked to send a bit of the budget surplus to provide a direct income tax deduction for every dollar spent in excess of two dollars per gallon of propane.
Ashland Democrat Janet Bewley says many of the downstate legislators don't have an idea so many people heat with propane..