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Wednesday, December 17, 2014 |  Madison, WI: 22.0° F  Overcast
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Manure digester up, State of Wisconsin down

UP: Manure digester. Dane County exec Kathleen Falk uses her phone time with Vice President Joe Biden to talk up the county's new manure digester project, inviting him to come see it (provided he can avoid risking swine flu in one of them airplanes). Hey, if anyone could use a manure digester, it's Biden.

DOWN: State of Wisconsin. Legislative leaders announce that projections of a $6 billion state deficit over the next two years could prove overly optimistic; a faltering economy and falling tax receipts could add another $1.2 billion. Let's see, if the state raises its beer tax by three cents a can as proposed, and the people of Wisconsin knocked off 239.8 billion beers in the next biennium....

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