There is a vacancy in Chippewa Falls that can make governing a little tricky.More >>
WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- As congress debates how to cut federal spending, the so-called fiscal cliff deadline looms even closer.
On Monday, House Republicans negotiating with President Barack Obama on avoiding deadline are proposing to increase the eligibility age for Medicare and to lower cost-of-living hikes in Social Security benefits.
The proposal is a response to Obama's offer last week to hike taxes by $1.6 trillion over the coming decade, but to exempt Medicare and Social Security from cuts to beneficiaries.
The GOP plan also proposes to raise $800 billion in higher tax revenue over the decade but would keep the Bush-era tax cuts, including those for wealthier earners being targeted by Obama, in place for now.
House Speaker John Boehner said the GOP proposal is a "credible plan" for Obama and that he hopes the administration would "respond in a timely and responsible way."
Richard Shaten, an economics instructor at Madison College, joins us on 27 News at 5 on Monday to discuss the fiscal cliff and how it could affect taxpayers and businesses.
Eau Claire (WQOW) - Eau Claire Police say a body has been pulled out of the Chippewa River. Police say canoeists spotted what they believed was a body on Monday not far from the Short Street Bridge. TheMore >>
The UW-Eau Claire Police Department has informed me that the body of David Patrick Rodgers was recovered Monday evening from the Chippewa River.More >>
Dunn County (WQOW) - A Pennsylvania truck driver has been fined for what he said at a Menomonie convenience store last month. Steve Eliou was accused of telling others in the store the Army fuel tankerMore >>
A Pennsylvania truck driver has been fined for what he said at a Menomonie convenience store last month.More >>
Chippewa Falls (WQOW) - It wasn't an eleventh hour decision in Chippewa Falls Tuesday night... Instead, it was a 12th. A contract was approved Tuesday night between the police department and city councilMore >>
A contract was approved Tuesday night between the police department and city council to change officer hours from eight a day to twelve.More >>
Eau Claire County (WQOW)- Murder charges were filed today against an Altoona man accused of killing his girlfriend last week in the home they shared. 41-year-old Ying Xiong was charged Tuesday with firstMore >>
Murder charges were filed today against an Altoona man accused of killing his girlfriend last week in the home they shared.More >>
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