New Garbage Rules Lacking Universal Support
There's clearly some landlords frustrated with the city of La Crosse. New proposed garbage rules have some crying foul, even after the new regulations were re-worked to be more palatable to landlords. Not enough, says David Olson. He recommends the city look to its own Oktoberfest mess first
The full city council votes on the rules next month. Among other things, the regulations would allow the city to go after the worst mess-makers with fines up to a thousand dollars.
Another Assemblyman Drops Out
One more spot in the state assembly just opened up. Democrat Mark Radcliffe says that he’s leaving. The Black River Falls lawmaker says four years is enough, and he won’t run for re election this fall.
As part of the state’s redistricting plan, Republicans placed Radcliffe in the same district as his fellow Assembly Democrat Chris Danou of Trempealeau. Radcliffe said the re districting played a role in his decision but even if it didn’t happen, he said he might not have run again anyway. He said his family has been talking about his plans for the last couple of months.
The 40-year-old Radcliffe says it’s time to give someone else a chance.
Kind Sides With Barrett For Governor
Three weeks ago, Congressman Ron Kind was asked if he had made final plans for this election year, and he said he would have a statement "shortly."
So far, the La Crosse Democrat still has not made that announcement...but another statement today from Kind takes him out of the race for governor. Kind is endorsing Tom Barrett for the Democratic nomination to challenge Scott Walker in the spring recall election. He calls the Milwaukee mayor a leader who can 'bring Wisconsin together again.' A few months ago, Kind decided not to run for the U-S Senate seat being vacated by Herb Kohl.
Heim Questions Where The Candidates Were
So why didn't we see Mitt Romney or Newt Gingrich on the campaign trail in western Wisconsin? UW-L Political Professor, Joe Heim, says it may have come down to the almighty dollar.
The only sign of Gingrich we saw was a stop by his wife in Sparta 2 weeks a go.
Monroe County Wants Jail Built In Downtown Sparta
Downtown Sparta looks as though the likely choice for a new courthouse and jail after voters leaned that was in a referendum yesterday. That location beat out the Highway 71 location by about 500 votes.
County Board Chair Rick Irwin, said he was impressed with the almost 36% voter turnout. On a side note...Irwin himself lost his bid to retain his county board seat to Dale Greeno.....232-94.