Labor Leader Says Walker Changes Increase Risks To Workers
Will Wisconsin workers be safer with a different governor?
AFSCME union director Marty Beil has no doubt that they will. In La Crosse this weekend, Beil told the audience at a ceremony for workers killed on the job that Governor Scott Walker's actions against unions are increasing the risk of injury for many corporate employees. Beil claims that Walker is leaving many employees in Wisconsin with 'no voice in the workplace.' He also says actions decreasing government openness have 'cast us into darkness.'
Sign Moratorium Extension Consideration Begins This Week
Maybe more time for a special committee coming up with new rules for electronic billboards in La Crosse. This week, the city council begins the process of extending a moratorium on new electronic signs while a sign committee continues its work. End result? Good question, says sign committee member and city councilman, Jim Bloedorn
The current moratorium on electronic signs has been in place for almost a year.
Campaign Finance Reports Due
(AP) Wisconsin's recall candidates are due to turn in another round of campaign finance reports. The candidates are required to turn in reports covering their receipts and spending from Jan. 1 through April 23 to the state Government Accountability Board by midnight Monday. The reports will be the last ones before the May 8 primary. The general election is set for June 5. Democrats are trying to oust Gov. Scott Walker and five other Republicans from office as payback for Walker's contentious law stripping most public workers of nearly all their union rights.
Schultz Appreciates Award Despite Criticism
Most in his party didn't like the stand he took on a mining bill this year, but Richland Center republican state senator Dale Schultz has been awarded for that stand. The Wisconsin Wildlife Federation has given Schultz and two others the group's Conservationist of the Year Award for sticking by their principles to block a mining bill in the state despite political pressure to do otherwise.
Schultz says he's honored by the award. And the criticism from within his own party? Part of the game of politics, he says.
Iowa Super's Job On The Line
AP- The Dubuque Community School Board has scheduled a special meeting on whether to consider firing Superintendent Larie Godinez. Godinez has led the district since 2009. The meeting is scheduled for Monday night. Board President Craig Beytien says the board will either accept or reject taking the next step toward terminating her contact. Beytien says the board would not make a final decision on Godinez's employment until there has been a hearing before the board or an administrative law judge. Beytien would not discuss the complaints against Godinez other than saying there are no allegations of illegality. Godinez declined to comment to The Associated Press on Monday.