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2014-01-16

Walker: State to have $911 mil surplus

Governor Walker says the latest revenue projections show the state will have a $911 million surplus at the end of the two-year budget. He said yesterday that he hopes to use the money to lower property taxes, and change the…

posted 2014-01-16 14:30 by WHBY

100 firefighters battle G.B. blaze

About 100 firefighters battled a blaze this morning at an apartment building on Green Bay's east side. Lt. Nick Craig says they were called to the Nicolet Apartments, in the 200 block of Huth Street, around 8:15 a.m. He says…

posted 2014-01-16 13:05 by WHBY

Taxpayers Alliance reacts to surplus

The head of a non-partisan budget group is reacting to Governor Walker's plans to use the surplus for a property tax cut, and income tax changes. Todd Berry of the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance says changing the income tax withholding tables…

posted 2014-01-16 13:04 by WHBY

Appleton ahead of financial literacy curve

School districts across the state can start applying for $10,000 grants, to start personal finance programs, and an Appleton school administrator says it's important to stress financial responsibility early. The district opened credit union branches in the high schools, more…

posted 2014-01-16 13:02 by WHBY

G.B. Diocese closes Door Co. retreat

A retreat center run by the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay for the last 60 years is closing. Chancellor Tammy Basten says numbers are down at the Holy Name Retreat House on Chambers Island in Door County, and it doesn't…

posted 2014-01-16 13:01 by WHBY

Neenah transition class done for year

A semester-long program in Neenah to help freshmen transition from eighth grade to high school is coming to a close. The Freshman Seminar teacher Brian Borchardt says sophomores, juniors, and seniors act as mentors for the freshmen. He says they…

posted 2014-01-16 13:00 by WHBY

Appleton's dog decision delayed

The issue of whether to let dogs in Appleton city parks is still up in the air. The city council sent the proposal back to the parks and recreation committee last night. Ald. Kyle Lobner says he's hopeful they can…

posted 2014-01-16 05:05 by WHBY

Policy set for smaller recycling carts

Appleton will buy some smaller recycling carts this year, and the city council now has a set of rules for switching. Members approved a policy last night. Ald. Chris Croatt says the next step is picking a size, and it…

posted 2014-01-16 05:04 by WHBY

Oshkosh biz group learning about projects

An Oshkosh business group is talking with some developers this morning about projects that are coming to the city. West Side Association president Connie Drexler says members hear a lot of rumors about possible developments, and the meeting is a…

posted 2014-01-16 05:03 by WHBY

Both sides speak on FoodShare bill

A Senate panel heard arguments yesterday over a proposal to require FoodShare recipients to spend at least two-thirds of their money on healthy food. Matt Stienstra of the Hunger Task Force says the bill ignores the challenges that many low-income…

posted 2014-01-16 05:02 by WHBY

2014-01-15

Memphis slips past Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks continue to search for their first win in 2014 as they lost to the Memphis Grizzlies 82-77 at the Bradley Center on Wednesday night.  The Bucks had a chance to send the game into overtime at 80…

posted 2014-01-15 21:40:46 by WHBY

ThedaCare adding CHN to organization

A rural health care provider that serves Green Lake, Waushara, Marquette, and Fond du Lac counties is becoming part of the ThedaCare organization. ThedaCare CEO Dean Gruner announced the affiliation with Community Health Network this morning. He says the merger…

posted 2014-01-15 15:00 by WHBY

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