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Researchers say the waters of Lake Superior have warmed by 2.5 degrees in the last decade. The warm up has helped diminish the presence of large lake trout by 20 percent. Image courtesy of SeaGrant.wisc.edu.

Big Joint Finance decisions expected today as Walker travels; Lake Superior warm-up blamed for waning Lake Trout population, more state news

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Several high-profile items in the proposed state budget will be up for committee endorsements Tuesday.

The Joint Finance panel is expected to decide whether childless adults on food stamps should lose their benefits if they don't spend 20 hours a week searching and training for new jobs. Yesterday, the Legislative Fiscal Bureau said around 30-thousand people would drop out of the Food-Share program if the job-search requirement was approved.

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