Wisconsin state park, trail fees set to go up on January 1st

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MADISON — It’s going to cost more to get into Wisconsin state parks in the new year.

State budget provisions raising park admission and trail fees go into effect on Jan. 1. Wisconsin residents will have to pay $28 for an annual park pass, up from $25, and $8 for daily admission, up from $7. Annual trail passes will increase from $10 to $25 and daily trail passes will go from $4 to $5.

Other laws that go into effect on Jan. 1 include provisions creating a sales tax exemption on construction materials for government buildings, allowing researchers access to data on Milwaukee’s voucher school program participants and transferring oversight of community-based juvenile justice programs from the Department of Corrections to the Department of Children and Families.