Gov. Scott Walker wants to freeze tuition at UW system schools for the next two years. The change is part of an amended budget request the Walker administration has submitted to the Joint Finance Committee. The Governor also wants to cut an increase in UW system funding from $181 million to about $87 million. The changes come after news surfaced that the UW system had a $650 million surplus. Changes in the new budget proposal would lower the UW system reserve fund by $136 million.
Regional Forester Kathleen Atkinson speaks with Lake Effect's Mitch Teich.
Wildfire season is already underway in Wisconsin's north woods, as fires rage and the region is under a Red Flag fire warning. But fire danger is only one of several key issues attracting the attention of the US Forest Service's new regional forester.