When a Brown County family learned their unborn child had spina bifida and would need surgery to repair his spine and give him a chance at someday walking, they discovered an innovative new surgery could help him and be less risky to mom. Then they discovered they would be the first family to undergo the procedure at a Chicago hospital.
Ahead of the state joint finance committee scrapping Gov. Tony Evers’ budget proposals Thursday, it unanimously gave approval for Mendota Juvenile Treatment Center to expand by 50 beds. That approval brings Lincoln Hills/Copper Lake Schools one step closer to closing.
University of Wisconsin System officials say they plan to restart summer youth programs this year. The system canceled its youth programs and camps last summer as the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the country.
Discussion of a tax cut comes as the budget committee plans to cut hundreds of Gov. Evers’ proposals from the budget, including $1 billion in tax increases mostly on capital gains and manufacturing income.