LANGLADE CO. - Langlade Co. is one step closer to becoming a Second Amendment Sanctuary. Wednesday night, the Langlade Co. Public Safety Committee held a meeting where people could voice their opinions on the matter.
Most people, including Congressional candidate Tom Tiffany, spoke in support of the resolution. Benjamin Pierce is the County Supervisor who proposed making the county a 2A sanctuary. He said the information gathered tonight will inform the county supervisors on the views of their constituents.
"I expect this to go to full county board," said Pierce. "We have a lot of information from the public for how to vote. We had overwhelming support. And I do believe it will pass the county board."
The next board meeting is on Tuesday, Feb. 18. Pierce said it is possible there will be changes to the wording of the resolution before then.
ANTIGO - What starts with a tumble, ends in neatly packed, ready-to-ship bundles in the Kretz Lumber warehouse. Twenty percent of it will go across the ocean to China, with tariffs tearing into the profit.
"Twenty-five percent of our sales to China was reduced and we still have the same amount of overhead that you have to cover no matter what the price is," said Troy Brown, President of Kretz Lumber.
Though China's tariffs will be gone Friday, Brown says the foreign timber market is much different now from a year and a half ago.
MADISON - Republican legislators and their fundraising committees finished 2019 with four times as much money in their campaign accounts as their Democratic rivals, according to a review government watchdog group Wisconsin Democracy Campaign released Wednesday.
The review found that GOP lawmakers and their two legislative campaign fundraising committees - one for the Senate and one for the Assembly - ended the year with more than $6.3 million combined in the bank. Democratic legislators and their two committees finished with $1.6 million on hand.
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