local • 3A, 6A, 8A
Red kettle effort at 78%
The Salvation Army Corps Church that covers northern Rock County has collected about 78 percent of its red-kettle campaign goal. The bell-ringers ended their season Dec. 23, but the red kettle campaign continues through mid-January. Last year at this time, the kettle campaign was in a similar situation, having collected 82 percent of the same goal, $375,000, Fay said. The campaign ended $14,000 below goal.
state • 2A
Tax law might hurt charities
Charities are waiting to see if the federal tax law will give them a short-term boost—and a long-term pinch. When the tax legislation signed by President Donald Trump takes effect Monday, it will shift the incentives for charitable giving for many taxpayers. That has left nonprofits hustling to make sure their donors understand those changes.