Lacrosse County Budget Approved
A couple of shockers in the new Lacrosse County Budget. The highlights......the total county tax levy will remain virtually the same for the third straight year at $30.8 million and a tough balance that hasn't been seen in a while.
Concealed Carry Permits...So Far So Good.
The Wisconsin Department of Justice has recieved over 37 thousand applications for concealed carry permits in the past two weeks.........and quirks so far?
Doug Dombrowski says some reasons some applications are being rejected include some out of state folks failing to enclose the required training affirmation forms and others entering incorrect information such as the applicants birth year.
Porn Indictment Against Lacrosse Man
He faces a mandatory minimum penalty of five years and a maximum of 20 years in federal prison on each distribution count and a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison on the possession count.
This isn't the first time Hogenkamp has been in trouble for children's porn. A La Crosse County judge in June sentenced Hogenkamp to 10 years of probation for downloading child pornography.
Governor's Numbers Rise and Fall.....Vinehout Approves
The Governor's approval rating is slipping while the numbers of folks supporting a recall against him are on the rise. That's according to the latest Wisconsin Public Radio/St. Norbert College Survey. It shows that 58 percent of respondents believe Walker should be recalled from office. That compares with 47 percent who said in April that Walker should be recalled. Senate Democrat Kathleen Vinehout says while the recall goes on...she says those that represent in Madison must go forward in their day to day jobs.
Vinehout Introduces Bill to Foster County Cooperation
Democratic State Senator Kathleen Vinehout is finding support from both political sides with a bill she has introduced that would reverse an amendment to the state budget passed this summer. The amendment stops counties from working together unless the project involves roadwork in extending into an adjacent county. Bottom line she says....it's hurting counties all over the state financially.