MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Democrats say they are going to fight to increase funding for K-12 schools after Republicans say they will propose an increase that’s less than half of what Gov. Tony Evers called for. Republicans on Wednesday said they will support a $500 million increase over the next two years. The Democrat Evers proposed a $1.4 billion increase. Democratic state Sen. Jon Erpenbach says Evers did the right thing for K-12 education “and the Republicans have decided to cut it.”
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Natural Resources board is tweaking Wisconsin’s bear hunt structure for the first time since 1980. The new framework calls for dividing the state into six bear management zones. Numeric zone kill limits in DNR rules would end. The agency would instead set limits based on agricultural damage, hunter success and nuisance complaints.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – The state Department of Natural Resources board has approved a 2019 deer hunt framework that doesn’t include any buck-only counties for the first time in a decade. Buck-only designations are typically imposed to protect does so area herds can grow. No buck-only counties signal the statewide herd’s numbers are healthy, particularly in northwestern and southern Wisconsin.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Kwik Trip has removed some vegetable trays from its convenience stores after several reported illnesses in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Health officials say the Del Monte vegetable trays, which included broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and dill dip, have been linked to salmonella bacteria which has, so far, sickened three people in Wisconsin and one in Minnesota.