Walker: Expect More Recalls If Barrett Wins
A vote for Tom Barrett would be a vote for more recall elections in Wisconsin.
Governor Scott Walker makes that argument, in a final campaign swing through the La Crosse area before the Tuesday recall. Walker tells reporters at West Salem that Democrats would push for more recall elections if Barrett becomes governor. But if Walker is re-elected, that would be a call to lawmakers to change the recall law.
Although at least one person greeting Walker in West Salem wore a 'Scott Walker for President' shirt, Walker says he's not interested in seeking a higher office...because he expects to keep his current job.
Logan's Last Teacher From The Old School Gets Musical Sendoff
The last remaining Logan High School teacher to have taught at both the 'old' Logan and the current building starts her retirement this week...
English teacher Dorina Lukins, a U-W-La Crosse graduate, says she didn't think how long she might be a teacher when she started at Logan in 1978. Lukins was given a serenade by a group of bagpipers during her last full day at the high school on Friday. The bagpipe surprise was arranged by her friend, La Crosse Public Library director Kelly Krieg-Sigman, who had won an auction to have the pipers play for a special occasion.
State Bank Promotes New CEO
A long-time La Crosse business is losing its C-E-O to a company in Duluth...
Steve Burgess of State Bank Financial will become president of the National Bank of Commerce, after 11 years at the La Crosse bank. State Bank vice president Bruce Norgaard moves up to succeed Burgess. Spokesman Wayne Oliver says the transition happens as State Bank is making a change in its La Crosse facilities, moving its Shelby branch into a former Quillin's store on Mormon Coulee Road. New president Norgaard has worked at State Bank for over 30 years.
Koula Trial Begins With Jury Selection
More than two years after the shooting deaths of a Barre Mills couple, their son goes on trial in La Crosse this week.
Jury selection could last all day today in the Eric Koula case. Police and prosecutors believe Koula killed his parents in May of 2010 to get money to offset debts from stock trading. Eric Koula's attorneys claim evidence at the crime scene points to professional-style murders. The trial had been scheduled for last December, but delays in processing or reporting evidence led to two postponements of the case.
Heim Says Barrett May Not Be High On Dem Priority List
It could be that Democrats are not as committed to defeating Governor Scott Walker as Republicans are committed to keeping him in office.
An enthusiasm gap may account for the huge financing gap that shows Walker 20-million dollars or more ahead of the Milwaukee mayor in the recall election. Joe Heim from the U-W-La Crosse political science department thinks Democrats are saving their money for President Obama, or other candidates around the country.
Besides money, Walker has been getting major support from conservative groups. A bus tour by 'Americans for Prosperity' visits La Crosse on Friday, to campaign for Walker.