News Item (2010): Congressional Republicans cut $512 million from funds to control wildfires.News Item (2012): Canada lends help as shortages of manpower and equipment continue to hinder firefighting. Republican leaders have offered no comment on their latest success in cutting the size of government.
News Item: ". . . Estimates are that Walker is outspending Barrett by an 8- to-1 ratio. . . ." One other thing about money and politics: In a close election, money turned Wisconsin into Indiana this week.