The National Weather Service has confirmed an 80-year-old weather record was broken on Wednesday compliments of the very cold air that has dominated the region for several days. NWS records indicateMore >>
The National Weather Service has confirmed an 80-year-old weather record was broken on Wednesday compliments of the very cold air that has dominated the region for several days.More >>
The National Weather Service will continue to have a Wind Chill Advisory active overnight until at least 9 a.m. Thursday for every county in Wisconsin. The feel-like wind chill value could go as low as -20 to -30 degrees overnight tonight. More >>
The Heisman Trophy is arguably one of the most coveted awards in American athletics. But the connection between John Heisman, whom the trophy is named after, and the city of Rhinelander in Oneida CountyMore >>
The Heisman Trophy is arguably one of the most coveted awards in American athletics.
But the connection between John Heisman, whom the trophy is named after, and the city of Rhinelander in Oneida County is arguably one of Wisconsin's best kept secrets. More >>
A Wisconsin dairy farm says it has fired two employees and barred a third from handling animals after video shot by an undercover activist showed workers hitting, kicking, stabbing and whipping cows.More >>
After staying silent for almost a week, the office of Rep. Sean Duffy (R-7th District) said the congressman will accept nearly $8,000 earned during the 16-day government shutdown that he initially asked to be withheld.
"Now that the shutdown has ended, and all other federal workers are receiving their pay, he is going to accept his pay as well," said Duffy spokeswoman Cassie Smedile. "He was in Washington DC working hard to find a compromise to avoid a shut down and delay the predictably disastrous roll-out of Obamacare."
For the past week Duffy's office had repeatedly ignored requests from Newsline 9 for comment on his plans about his shutdown pay.
Meanwhile, Rep. Ron Kind (D-3rd District) is also accepting his shutdown pay, his office said Tuesday.
"Furloughed federal workers are now receiving pay covering the entire duration of the shutdown so Rep. Kind will do so as well," said Kind spokesman Peter Knudsen. "Unlike some of his colleagues in Congress, Rep. Kind did not support shutting down the government, and voted to end the shutdown as soon as possible to get federal workers back on the job."
Most senators and members of Congress earn $174,000 a year. Broken down, it amounts to about $7,600 for 16 days of work.
As for Wisconsin's two senators, each is taking a different approach to the pay they earned during the shutdown.
Sen. Ron Johnson, a Republican, will return the $7,627 he received during the shutdown to the U.S. Treasury, aide Patrick McIlheran told Newsline 9 last week.
Sen. Tammy Baldwin, a Democrat, announced she will accept the pay now that the shutdown is over. She had told Newsline 9 she would not accept her paycheck as long as the government was closed.
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