GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - A Green Bay Packers charity event has brought in more than 600 winter coats to be donated to needy children. The team's annual Coats for Kids collection happened Sunday before the Packers' win over the Jets. The team says the event led by the Salvation Army and a number of local dry cleaners also brought in $18,000 in cash. Both figures are records, topping last year's totals of 592 coats and almost $15,000 in cash.
APPLETON, Wis. (AP) - Outagamie County residents and officials have been working to enhance an unadorned cemetery in which residents of an Appleton mental health facility were buried. The county's board last week approved a site plan for the addition of a memorial and cornerstones to mark the boarders of the Outagamie County Insane Asylum Cemetery. Records show that 133 people were buried in the cemetery after they died at the facility between 1891 and 1943. A misspelled, metal sign is all that marks the cemetery today.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The state Department of Health Services says it needs $760 million more over the next two-year state budget to pay for current services in the Medicaid program. The new estimate was included in the agency's budget request submitted to Gov. Scott Walker's administration. The governor will submit a budget proposal to the Legislature early next year. The state is already projected to have a nearly $1.8 billion shortfall heading into the next budget.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Civil rights advocates say they'll ask 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to re-hear their challenge to Wisconsin's voter photo identification law. The American Civil Liberties Union and the Advancement Project say they plan to ask for an en banc hearing, a proceeding that usually involves around 10 judges. A federal judge in Milwaukee found the law unconstitutional but Republican Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has asked the 7th Circuit to overturn that decision.
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