Peddle Pubs You Say?
MADISON, Wis. (AP) A Republican lawmaker is circulating a bill that would allow Wisconsin municipalities to decide whether people can legally drink as they ride so-called pedal pubs from bar to bar.
Pedal pubs, multiple-person bicycles that ferry riders to and from taverns, have been springing up all over the country in recent years. A Milwaukee pedal pub company called Pedal Tavern ran afoul of the city counci's public safety committee last year for allowing riders to drink as they rolled from tavern to tavern. The committee warned the business state law prohibits drinking alcohol in vehicles.
Under Rep. Jeff Stone's bill, municipalities could permit pedal pub riders to drink. The measure would require pedal pub navigators to keep their blood alcohol content at .02 percent or lower, though.
Minnesota Hammers Away On Budget
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Minnesota state budget officials say state programs stand to lose $90 million a year in federal funds due to across-the-board spending cuts.
Finance Committee to Vote on Oktoberfest Room Tax Plan
Room tax money could be diverted back into La Crosse city hall general fund
Bed Bug Lawsuit
MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa (AP) Two people have filed a lawsuit on behalf of more than 50 residents and former residents of a Mount Pleasant apartment complex, saying they've dealt with health-related problems because of a long-running bedbug infestation. The lawsuit filed last month claims the owners of Maple Leaf Apartments failed to eliminate the infestation despite numerous requests from tenants.
Retiring TIF Diversion Considered
It's not often that the city of La Crosse has a TIF district retire.