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Board approves loan for road upgrades

TOWN OF UNION--The Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL) has approved nearly $1.7 million in State Trust Fund Loans to support seven municipal projects in Wisconsin. Loans approved include:

--Town of Union, Pierce County, finance road improvements, $375,000.

With income generated by State Trust Fund Loans, and not a single taxpayer dollar, the BCPL provides all of the state’s financial aid to public elementary, middle and high school libraries--$30.1 million in 2013, alone.

A complete list of the 2013 library aid distribution by school district will be found here: (

State Trust Fund Loan monies come from the principal of the state’s Common School Fund enhanced by revenue generated by fees, fines, forfeitures, unclaimed property and timber sales. Established by the State Constitution, the BCPL consists of the Secretary of State Doug La Follette, Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen and State Treasurer Kurt Schuller.

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