Local News Briefs Thursday 2-20-14
There’s a winter weather advisory until Noon today where we will see a mix of rain, sleet and snow. After that it will be mostly rain. Winds will kick up tonight with gusts up to 50 miles per hour with a little bit of snow mixed in.
John Doe Reaction
to the release of documents from a secret John Doe investigation in
(WRN) The legislature's Joint Finance Committee has approved changes to Governor Walker's tax cut proposal. The committee has adopted changes that keep the 504-million-dollar income and property tax cuts intact, while diverting about 118-million-dollars from the state's rainy day fund to help reduce a structural deficit. JFC co-chair John Nygren (R-Marinette) says it carries on the work Republicans have been doing over the past three years. The compromise also requires state agencies to lapse about 38-million-dollars in funding and drops a sales tax exemption for construction companies. State Representative Cory Mason (D-Racine) was among Democrats on the budget committee who were critical of the proposal. The amended bill now heads to the Senate. If approved there, the Assembly would have to agree with the changes.
(WRN) The clock
is ticking on a proposal to legalize the sale of raw milk. There’s SOME support
for the measure at the Capitol, but also plenty of opposition. Shawn Pfaff is
with the Wisconsin Safe Milk Coalition. The bill has been approved by a state
Senate committee, but no further action is scheduled at this point, and the
Legislature is expected to adjourn in April.
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