WISCONSIN - Republicans and Democrats agreeing on something? Yes.
It's happening on something big in the Wisconsin Assembly.
Representatives from the two parties are coming together in support of more school aid.
Many Assembly Republicans say GOP Governor Scott Walker wants to give too little money to public schools in his budget proposal.
A rare ally, Assembly Democrats, are pleased to have GOP representatives come closer to their side.
"They realize when they go back to their districts, they are being told repeatedly that schools will not be able to survive with the budget they have. I think more and more people are realizing it, and I applaud the ones who want to see change," says Stevens Point Democratic Rep. Katrina Shankland.
Last week, the state's Department of Revenue said they expected to take in half a billion dollars more than originally projected between now and 2015.
Now, many Republicans want a big part of that money to go to schools.
"I think that's absolutely what we should be looking at. I've seen some movement, potentially, out of the Governor's office that he might agree with a portion of that money being allocated to K-12 funding," says Rhinelander Republican Rep. Rob Swearingen.
Walker's last budget cut school aid by millions of dollars.
This year's proposal only restores part of that.
Next up in the process - the budget committee will review the Governor's proposal.
MADISON - The Wisconsin State Patrol says it saw more drugged drivers on the roads and had a significant increase in drug arrests from 2016 to 2017.
Wisconsin Public Radio reports that the State Patrol saw a 20 percent increase in drug arrests during that time period, with fewer than 2,900 arrests in 2016 to more than 3,400 last year. A drug arrest involves the possession of illegal narcotics or paraphernalia.
RHINELANDER - On Thursday night, two of three candidates made the case for why they should become Rhinelander's next mayor. A panel of media members, including Newswatch 12's own Ben Meyer, questioned the candidates for an hour, live on WXPR.
The two candidates at the forum argued between the power of a fresh perspective and a wealth of experience.
RHINELANDER - Golfers can't wait to get back on the course after our long, tiring winter. We'll need to melt a lot more snow to make that happen, but on a Rhinelander-area lake this weekend, ice will be needed for golfing.
Fisher's Resort on Lake George will host the 13th-annual Ice Golf tournament Saturday. Golfers shoot real golf balls on nine holes on the frozen lake. The four-person scramble format costs $40 per team.
The event is one of the biggest fundraisers of the year for the Hodag Sno-Trails snowmobile club.
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