Sophia's Saving Grace
Congressman Ron Kind met with a Holmen women Friday to discuss his support for a bill making it's way through the House of Representatives that would find funding for children fighting serious gastrointestinal problems. Karla Dummers daughter has had 16 surgeries in the past 6 months since she was born.
Kind, along with Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, have both signed onto the bill that would also call on the Food and Drug Administration to develop more medicines for the disorders. A benefit for Sophia will be held at the Holmen American Legion on September 16th.
Walker Ready For RNC Speech
Governot Scott Walker hopes to make a splash in Florida tomorrow night, not in all the rain expected there, but with his speech he will deliver in front of the Republican National Convention. He spoke to reporters this morning from the south.
Republicans have slimmed down the schedule for the convention due to the impending storms, but Walker is still on track to deliver his speech just before 8pm Central time.
Mobil Clean Up is First Step
One of the keys towards developing a key piece of real estate in La Crosse has always been the clean-up.
Now that Exxon Mobil has begun the process of removing contaminated soil at the Mobil Oil site off of Copeland avenue, those development plans can really start moving forward.
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But with deliberation, hopes city council president Audrey Kader.
Kader wants the 65 acre tract of land that includes the Mobil Oil site to be developed under one plan. There's not a clear picture of when the soil clean-up at the property will be complete.
Lax County Courts Look Into More Video Conferencing
The La Crosse County courts may invest more money in modern video technology, to save money over time.
Funding for a video link to connect one La Crosse courtroom and other jails could be included in next year's county budget, according to county administrator Steve O'Malley.
Video conferencing in the courtroom is routinely used in some parts of western Wisconsin. O'Malley says all the La Crosse judges would like to have such equipment in their courtrooms, but now they have to share facilities located on another floor.
Staffing Cuts May Be Needed To Reduce Lax Center Budget
The end of summer means budget time for every city department in La Crosse...including the people who run the La Crosse Center.
Members of the Center Board could get a look at budget plans during a meeting this afternoon. If the arena has to cut spending like the other departments, Center manager Art Fahey says staffing will be high on the list of areas to reduce. At the same time, the board will be asked to approve expenses such as way-finding signs, and a second dance floor.