Kind Watching Posyal Reform Bill
The U.S. Senate this week approved a bill that calls for refunding the multi billion overpayment to the United States Postal workers pension fund, closing post offices nationwide, and cutting delivery to 5 days a week within 2 years. Those that voted for it say it's not a bail out. We talked with U.S. Representative Ron Kind of La Crosse about his feelings on the bill.
In the portion of the amendment that addresses processing centers like the one set for closure in La Crosse, the bill requires the postal service to maintain overnight service for items mailed to another address in the same service area. The House has yet to take up the measure and it may be two weeks before they do.
La Follette Brings Governor Campaign To La Crosse
Twenty years ago, Russ Feingold emerged as a surprise winner in the race for U-S Senate in Wisconsin, defeating better-known opponents who attacked each other and ignored him.
Doug La Follette is hoping for that same kind of underdog luck in his campaign for governor this year.
Democrat La Follette thinks he has a good chance to beat Walker, if some Republicans and independents vote for him. The secretary of state spent some time in downtown La Crosse this morning, meeting voters on the street and at the public library.
Does The NFL Support The Vikings
Doesn't sound like the NFL has much faith in the state of Minnesota supporting a football team. Just ask Governor Mark Dayton.
Dayton spoke to the media after a closed door conversation last week with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Pittsburgh Steelers President Art Rooney. The pair were there to try and get lawmakers to move along a stadium bill.
2 Killed In Crash Were 2009 Holmen High School Grads
The two men who died in a Holmen accident this morning were Holmen High School graduates. Killed in the crash were 21 year old Samuel Haug and 21 year Ethan Anderson. The crash was reported to police around 6 this morning and happened at County Road XX just south of Briggs Road. The crash was called in around 6 but it may have happened hours earlier. It's not clear who was driving, but the passenger, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from the vehicle. The driver, who was wearing a seatbelt, was found inside the vehicle. The men were driving north on County Road XX when their vehicle crossed the center line and rolled multiple times. Speed seems to be a factor in the crash. Police are still investigating.
Democrats Gear Up For State Convention
The Third Congressional District Committee will hold a Convention Saturday, May 19th to elect delgates from the Third District to attend the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. We asked La Crosse County Democratic party chair, Vicki Burke, why this is important.
Conventions are being held statewide in each district and La Crosse can have seventeen more delegates and 44 alternates.