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Wisconsin Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Support Schools Providing Free Meals to Students 


Lawmakers in the Wisconsin State Legislature recently introduced a bill to provide additional state funding to public and private schools that provide free meals to all students. 

Under AB 754, introduced by Democrats, all schools participating in the National School Lunch Program and the federal School Breakfast program would be eligible to receive additional funding from the state to subsidize the cost of providing free meals. 

Wisconsin does not currently have a universal school meals program. The School Nutrition Association (NSA) has championed universal free meals in schools and called for an increase in the reimbursement rate.

Dane County prepares for its annual fair

Dane County is getting ready to put on its annual county fair, which is set to take place at the Racine County Fairgrounds from July 18th to July 21st at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison.