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Wisconsin has a problem with low-income access to dental care.  

That’s according to a new study from the Pew Charitable Trust.   It finds the state ranks second worst in the nation for the number of low-income kids receiving dental care.  Jane Koppelman is Research Director with the Pew Children’s Dental Campaign.

“In 2011 almost 72 percent of kids on Medicaid in Wisconsin – that’s nearly three quarters of the child Medicaid population – did not receive any dental care in 2011.  Not even a routine exam.”

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The Nicolet College Board of Trustees has passed a budget for next year that keeps the total tax levy the same as last year.

The local levy stays the same at $20.8 million.

College President Libby Burmaster says they were able to cut one and a half positions from the staff and hold the levy. They have cut 22 staff positions since 2010-11.

She says they were able to find outside dollars...