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2015-11-03

Assembly to vote on food stamp bills

There could be some new rules for the state's food stamp program. The Assembly is taking up some bills today, including one that would require photos of the FoodShare recipient on the card. Another would keep close tabs on people…

posted 2015-11-03 05:03 by WHBY

Work on Hortonville dam nearly done

A portion of Highway M in Hortonville should reopen in about a week. The road was closed in May, when crews began a project at the Black Otter Dam. Village public works director Carl McCrary says they wanted to open…

posted 2015-11-03 05:02 by WHBY

County looking for new highway commissioner

Outagamie County is looking for someone to lead its highway department, and the county's leader says resumes are coming in. Former highway commissioner Al Geurts resigned late last month. He worke for the department for more than 20 years, including…

posted 2015-11-03 05:01 by WHBY

2015-11-02

City could decide Erb Pool options soon

Appleton's leader is hoping for a decision on the future of Erb Pool, in time to start construction at the end of the season next year. The city's finance committee added more money to the proposed 2016 budget, to put…

posted 2015-11-02 13:05 by WHBY

Jacque wants incentive for finding welfare fraud

A state lawmaker is unveiling a plan to fight welfare fraud, with hopes of saving taxpayers money. Rep. Andre Jacque of De Pere says police and sheriff's departments don't aggressively pursue welfare fraud, because it takes a lot of time,…

posted 2015-11-02 13:04 by WHBY

Hilbert schools leader reacts to referendum bill

Hilbert school district's leader says a proposal in the Legislature would hamper a school's ability to work with the community, to fund building projects. Superintendent Tony Sweere is reacting to a bill that would ban school districts from holding a…

posted 2015-11-02 13:03 by WHBY

State climbs 1 spot in tax rankings

Wisconsin moved up one spot, to 11th, in the latest rankings of the highest taxed states in the country. Dale Knapp of the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance says that's despite the tax burden declining slightly, from 11.4 percent to 11.3 percent.…

posted 2015-11-02 13:02 by WHBY

Portion of Hwy. 10-441 to close overnight

Late-night drivers will have to deal with a major road closure this week, on a portion of Highway 10-441. DOT spokesman Mark Kantola says the highway will be shut down, overnight, between Appleton Road and Midway Road, tonight, through Thursday.…

posted 2015-11-02 13:01 by WHBY

Greenville referendum set for tomorrow

Voters will head to the polls in Greenville tomorrow for a special referendum on the town's facilities. Town leaders are asking for $10.5 million to replace the fire station, and expand the town hall. Supervisor Andy Peters says the fire…

posted 2015-11-02 05:05 by WHBY

Kaukauna among 1st to take up room tax

Kaukauna will be one of the first communities to take up the proposal to boost the hotel room tax to 10 percent. The bulk of the increase would pay for an expo center in downtown Appleton, and Appleton's city council…

posted 2015-11-02 05:04 by WHBY

GOP exploring school referendum rules

Some Republican lawmakers are looking at potential ways to limit the ability of school districts to hold a referendum. They haven't formally introduced any of the ideas, as a bill, yet. Dan Rossmiller is with the Wisconsin Association of School…

posted 2015-11-02 05:03 by WHBY

Festival of Trees expands in 2nd year

Decorated trees and wreaths are on display in downtown Appleton, and they're up for bid. The Trout Museum of Art is holding its second annual Festival of Trees, and museum director Pam Williams-Lime says the proceeds will benefit local non-profits.…

posted 2015-11-02 05:02 by WHBY

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