Barring an unexpected gubernatorial veto, area school districts next year will be getting money from the U.S. Forest Service timber sales revenue.
State Representative Jeff Mursau of Crivitz...whose district includes Forest and Marinette counties...says the budget has allocated 25 percent of sales to area schools.
Mursau says to this point all the money gathered went to infrastructure for the towns inside national forest lands.
He says the legislature found money to make up the difference for the loss of revenue to the towns, and for the first time, is able to shift money to affected schools...
"....Crandon is going to receive in 2014 and in continuing years $352,000, Laona schools will receive $133,000, and Wabeno schools will get $276,000.
Among other schools, Goodman-Armstrong Creek will get $17,000, Lac du Flambeau $9,700, Northland Pines $16,000, Phelps $60,000 and Three Lakes $27,000 and White Lakes $70,000.