A party-line vote cut funding to Wisconsin’s Knowles-Nelson Stewardship Program by $63.5 million dollars over the next seven years.
The big wildfire in northwest Wisconsin is contained. However, it has scorched 9,000 acres and destroyed dozens of homes and buildings.
Oak Creek Police Lt. Brian Murphy says he will retire from the force on June 12.
Among items the Legislature's budget committee approved Wednesday:
-- Adding 61 positions to Dept. of Revenue to collect delinquent taxes (estimated at $1 billion)
-- Spending $2 million federal to set up private deer hunts
-- Reducing wolf hunting license fees from $100 to $47 (residents) and $500 to $249 (non-residents)
-- Relaxing Wisconsin's chronic wasting disease testing protocols and allowing elk importation
-- Assigning the Dept. of Revenue to manage unclaimed funds, removing that duty from state Treasurer
Update: The big wildfire in northwest Wisconsin is contained. However, it has scorched 9,000 acres and destroyed dozens of homes and buildings.