WI Lawmakers May Look To Help Pay Winners At County Fairs

Wisconsin lawmakers may be stepping-in to help county fair winners across the state.

The state Department of Agriculture, which helps pay for county fairs across Wisconsin, wants to change the rules so the state will only pay winners to win once.

County fairs would have to cover the prize money for people who win at more than one county fair.

State Senator Howard Marklein says that would be too tough and too expensive for most county fairs in Wisconsin. Marklein said lawmakers are looking to overturn the new rule and help county fairs, and fair winners.