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Wausau mayor calls on parade organizers to include GOP

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WAUSAU (WAOW) -- Wausau Mayor Jim Tipple is calling on Labor Day parade organizers to include all political parties, or reimburse the city for costs incurred for the parade.

Tipple released a statement Monday afternoon:

"The City is a co-sponsor of the Labor Day parade event, because we provided the payment for the insurance premium for the event, and we agreed to erect a stage and provide city services at no cost to the Marathon County Central Labor Council.

"The banning of a political party from participation at any event co-sponsored by the City is against public policy and not in the best interest of all the citizens of the City of Wausau. And therefore, we encourage the event organizer to invite all interested parties, or reimburse the city for other costs."

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