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Local lawmakers weigh in on state budget work


Gov. Scott Walker's biennial budget proposal, introduced last week, drew hearty praise from local Republican lawmakers and ire from this area's lone Democratic legislator.

The proposal -- which includes a small income-tax cut for the middle class, continuation of a public school spending freeze and tightening of Medicaid income eligibility -- was introduced Feb. 20.

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Judy Wiff
Judy Wiff has been regional editor for RiverTown’s Wisconsin newspapers since 1996. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and sociology from UW-River Falls. She has worked as a reporter for several weekly newspapers in Wisconsin.
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