Complaints Filed Against Charities Said to be Campaigning
A step too far for tax exempt charities in Wisconsin. Mike McCabe, with the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, has filed IRS complaints against three organizations for getting involved in political campaigns in the state. An action that violates the IRS code that grants them tax exempt status
Americans for Prosperity, the MacIver Institute and the Heartland Institute are targets for the complaints. McCabe says, in all cases, the groups have openly campaigned for Governor Scott Walker as he faces a recall election.
Lawmaker Questions Legislative Agenda in Light of Jobs Report
Wisconsin is among a very small group. At least when it comes to total job numbers for last year. Revised totals from the feds say Wisconsin lost over 12 thousand jobs in 2011. One of only five states to lose jobs for the year. Which makes it all the more frustrating, says Onalaska state rep Steve Doyle, that more is not being done at the close of the current legislative session to create more jobs in the state
Wisconsin lost a total of 12 thousand non-farm jobs last year. The biggest loser of jobs in the nation. The state with the next largest number of job losses was Missouri, with four thousand.
Cone Zones Coming To Onalaska
It may be a bit early for summer construction cone zones, but the City of Onalaska is about to unleash them for a long overdue project. The Highway 35 road construction project.
The city's, Deena Murphy, says construction equipment will start coming in from the contractor on March 19th. The project should go until October.
New Phone Scam Out There
Phone scammers are back and they bring a whole new bag baby. This time acting like debt collectors and some armed with your bank account numbers. Quite a few complaints coming in George Althoff of the department of financial institutions.
If contacted.......tell the caller that you refuse to discuss any debt until you get a written validation notice through the U.S. mail. The notice must include the amount of the alleged debt, the name of the collection agency, the name of the creditor you allegedly owe, and your rights under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act.
New Bird Cam Coming
Over 270 million people combined have tuned in on the internet for the 2nd straight year to watch the Decorah eagles. People like eagles. They are strong, have powerful yellow beaks and are a national treasure. So when Bob Anderson, developer, decided to place a cam in a turkey vultures nest in Missouri....why does he think more people will watch them hatch eggs and raise their young then the eagles?
They won't be around for about a month though....the turkey vultures are still in South America.