KUWS News At Nine – February 24, 2017


Week In Review: Bayfield County is looking for more leeway from the state to protect water quality from potential farm runoff. As Danielle Kaeding reports, state officials say their hands are tied to the letter of the law.

Forecasters are predicting as much as 16 inches of snow to fall through Friday in parts of southwestern and central Wisconsin. Rich Kremer reports.

Northern Wisconsin leaders lobbied lawmakers to support a $125 million development in Superior’s downtown through creation of a special tax district. Danielle Kaeding reports.

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Northern Wisconsin leaders asked the state once again to increase payments for county forestlands at Superior Days in Madison. Counties say their towns aren’t getting enough back to support emergency services and road maintenance.

Northern Wisconsin residents are asking state lawmakers to raise Medicaid reimbursement rates for mental health and substance abuse services. The region is experiencing a shortage of providers who can afford to offer services to Medicaid recipients.

Northern Wisconsin leaders are lobbying lawmakers and state agencies to insert language into the budget bill allowing them to ask voters whether they would support a half-percent sales tax to pay for local road repairs.

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