MADISON - A court hearing has been set for next week in the lawsuit filed by Republican legislative leaders seeking to force a change in the model ballot for the November election.
Meanwhile, the state elections board is telling local clerks to move forward with sending out absentee ballots while the lawsuit is pending.
The complaint was filed Wednesday in Waukesha County Circuit Court by state Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos. They argue the ballot as drafted is confusing and unfairly benefits Democrats because of how it's designed.
A hearing on the request for a temporary restraining order to stop the Government Accountability Board from prescribing use of its model ballot or stopping counties from using a different one is set for Wednesday.
ST. GERMAIN - Investors could try to grab lakefront property in St. Germain today.
Integrys is the parent company of Wisconsin Public Service.
The group sold its property in the auction.
"We don't need the property, there's no use for it and there's no sense in us hanging on to it. We've carved it into some very large lots and given now with this auction, people the opportunity to own a nice chunk of land on a really pristine, small lake," said Integrys Spokesperson Kerry Spees.
Rhinelander Area Scholarship Foundation raffles neon Hodag sign
RHINELANDER - Rhinelander Area Scholarship Foundation is holding the 2014 Neon Hodag Sign Raffle.
Your support will help in raising money to award more scholarships for RHS graduates annually.
The RASF is a non-profit charitable organization with a volunteer governing board that raises money and distributes scholarships to Rhinelander students, many of whom may not get scholarship support from other sources.
RHINELANDER - A local program that gives kids a place to go after school recently lost a lot of its grant funding. Now, the Kids in Need Youth program in Rhinelander could close down by the end of the year.
Every day, more than 20 kids come to Kids in Need Center.
"Here, you can just goof off with the kids and no one will judge you because of who you are and what your past is," says 17-year-old Cody Clarke.
Wisconsin single mom poverty rate rose 2.5 percent
WISCONSIN - A recent survey released by the U.S. Census Bureau has found poverty is increasing for single mothers in Wisconsin.
The latest American Community Survey, which focused on family homes with children under the age of 18, found 4 out of 10 single-mother households in the state were living in poverty last year. The bureau says the increase from nearly 40 percent in 2012 to 42.5 percent in 2013 is statistically significant.
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