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Wisconsin’s largest teachers’ union says it’s making its case at the local level, instead of spending millions to lobby state legislators for what they want.


A new state report showed that the WEAC teachers’ union spent just $84,000 to lobby lawmakers during the first six months of this year, when they were acting on the new state budget. That’s small potatoes compared to the $2.1 million WEAC spent on lobbying in the first half of 2011, during the last budget period.

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Steve Dzubay
Steve Dzubay has been publisher at the River Falls Journal and Hudson Star Observer since 1995. He holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. He previously worked as a reporter-photographer at small daily newspapers in Minnesota and is past editor of the Pierce County Herald and River Falls Journal.
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