New Fee to Fund Airport Upgrades
NFL Big Guns Talk Vikings Stadium
Seems as though the NFL is leaning on the State of Minnesota to get a new stadium bill passed....and now. Joining Governor Mark Dayton this morning was NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and Pittsburgh Steelers Owner, Art Rooney, who is also on the NFL's Stadium Board.
Rooney says they did not threaten the Vikings to get a stadium bill passed.....just an indicator from the NFL that a combined solution has to be made.....and soon.
HAZMAT Funding Restored
La Crosse Fire Chief, Greg Cleveland, is applauding the news that the Department of Military Affairs is scrapping plans to alter the way local hazardous materials teams are funded. He says he saw the plan.
He says the decision to protect funding for local fire departments will help to create stability for businesses, communities and first responders.
West Salem Approves Employee Handbooks
Last week, the West Salem School Board formally approved an employee handbook for the 2012-2013 school year. The 62-page document replaces the agreements that were in place until last year when the the state Legislature voted to curtail most public workers’ collective bargaining rights. Something totally new for Superintendent, Troy Gunderson.
Gunderson says in the coming months they will be setting things up in a more professional manner, but it’s going to take some hard work from everybody.
Planned Parenthood Plans To End Nonsurgical Abortions
(AP) Planned Parenthood plans to end nonsurgical abortions at its Wisconsin clinics. The organization's leaders say Planned Parenthood will continue to provide surgical abortions at its clinics in Madison, Milwaukee and the Appleton area. Planned Parenthood CEO Teri Huyck says the agency is suspending medication-induced abortions beginning Friday because of a new state law that subjects doctors who perform abortions to criminal penalties. The new law mandates that women having nonsurgical abortions visit the same doctor three times and that doctors ensure the woman is having the procedure voluntarily and without coercion. Huyck says the law sets unprecedented barriers for women seeking medication abortions. Planned Parenthood says about 25 percent of women who terminated pregnancies use the pill-induced abortion which requires a woman to take two drugs within the first nine weeks of pregnancy.