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Does Tony Evers want to use 10% of the Wisconsin state budget surplus to cut taxes?

Yes. Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has proposed to earmark $600 million of Wisconsin’s large surplus for tax relief. The state Department of Administration’s latest projections place Wisconsin’s surplus at around $6.58 billion. Evers’ plan includes a 10% tax cut for “working families.”

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Are chloride levels increasing in Wisconsin waterways because of road salt use?

Yes. According to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, chloride concentrations in 26 of Wisconsin’s largest river systems increased from 600,000 tons in the early 2000s to 800,000 tons in 2018. The department said the rise is “partly due to road salting” but also cited water softeners and fertilizers as factors.