MERRILL - Last year, a local golf outing rolled out a brand new cause. The aim, to make a different close to home and today, they took another big step.
Close to 100 golfers hit the links at the Merrill Golf Club. This is the second year the event's benefited the Making Dreams Come True of Lincoln County group. It's similar to Make a Wish Foundation, but the money stays local to help people experiencing hardships.
And at the ninth hole a special treat everyone had the chance to meet Packer great LeRoy Butler. He was on hand to take pictures and show off his golf skills, but the focus of the day was helping the community.
To find out more go to www.makingdreamscometrueoflincolncounty.com
MADISON - The Wisconsin Elections Commission has agreed to lift overseas ballot restrictions to avoid a legal battle.
The U.S. Department of Justice warned earlier this month that it's preparing to sue because Wisconsin law doesn't let temporary overseas voters to obtain ballots electronically or to submit downloadable back-up ballots in case they don't have time to return an official ballot.
Federal law allows all overseas voters to obtain ballots electronically and submit back-up ballots. Assembly Republicans passed a bill that would have aligned Wisconsin's statutes with the federal law but the measure died in April after Senate Republicans added language limiting special legislative elections.
MADISON - Wisconsin Elections Commission staff plan to hire a half-dozen new employees and upgrade software to bolster election security.
The commission received a $7 million federal grant in March to upgrade security after Russian actors tried to access a state Department of Workforce Development system before the 2016 election.
Staff told the commission Thursday that the Department of Administration has approved hiring six new four-year security positions, including an information technology project manager, an elections security trainer and a voting systems specialist.
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