Ribble votes for security legislation
WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Reid Ribble (R-Wis.) voted Thursday to fund national security with H.R. 2685, the Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2016. The measure passed in the House of Representatives with a vote of 278-149. The Senate is scheduled to take up the bill next week.
“Our first Constitutional duty is to provide for the common defense, and today’s vote was a crucial step in that process,” Ribble said. “With this year’s Department of Defense Appropriations Act, we have funded the construction of three new Littoral Combat Ships (LCS), tools that our Navy has repeatedly called crucial to their mission. Some of these new LCS ships will be built in our very own Marinette facilities, and I can think of no finer workforce to build the ships that will protect our nation than the men and women of northeastern Wisconsin.”
The Department of Defense Appropriations Act of 2016 funds key readiness programs to prepare troops for combat and peacetime missions, supports warfighters and helps to streamline the Pentagon’s budget. It adds crucial funds to programs researching and treating soldiers who have suffered from traumatic brain injury and sexual assault and prioritizes suicide prevention programs that save lives.
Peshtigo lunch prices will rise 5 cents
PESHTIGO — The Peshtigo Board of Education approved an increase in lunch prices during the Wednesday night meeting.
“We have no choice in the matter (increased lunch price), it’s based on federal regulations,” said Kim Eparvier, superintendent.
The lunch prices for both the elementary and middle/high school will be going up a nickel. This will make lunch at the elementary school $2.60, while the middle/high school will be $2.85. Milk prices will be $0.35 a carton.
In other action:
The board unanimously approved technology bids.
Ruth Watson, administrative assistant to the board and superintendent, was commended for her 15 years of service. Wednesday night was her last meeting.
The board adjourned into closed session to be updated on the purchase of land and to discuss contingencies within offers to purchase.