32nd Senate District Challenger Surfaces
Seems like it's early....but State Senator, Jennifer Shilling, may have some competition in the 32nd Senate District later this year.
That's La Crosse County GOP Chair, and County Board Supervisor, Bill Feehan. He said a change in leadership....growing the economy and getting people back to work are his driving forces. Feehan says he'll know in about a month whether he will become an official candidate for the 32nd.
Feehan May Run In 32nd Senate Race
Local business owner and County Board Supervisor Bill Feehan announced today that he will form an exploratory committee, the early stage of a possible run for Wisconsin’s 32nd State Senate District. Feehan, who represents La Crosse’s 3rd District on the County Board, owns three local businesses with his wife Sue Kolve. He has also worked at Unilever Food Solutions for 16 years, most recently responsible for managing business with regional food service chains. Feehan is the current GOP chair for La Crosse County and serves on the county board of Health and the Criminal Justice Management Council. His website is www.feehanforsenate.com
Democratic Lawmakers Out of Loop on Mining Bill
A vote expected this week in Madison on a pro-business mining bill that could have far-reaching impacts throughout the state of Wisconsin. The bill is meant to help locate an iron ore mine locate in northern Wisconsin. Maybe. Kind of hard to say from the minority democrat side of the aisle, says Onalaska state rep, Steve Doyle
Critics worry that the mining bill could restrict public input on any new mine in the state.
Harter Mum on Pay Cut Proposal
There might be several referendum questions facing La Crosse voters when they go to the polls in April. Depends on whether the city council overrides mayor Matt Harter's vetoes of three advisory measures. One referendum for sure; a binding one on whether the city should have a city administrator. The council votes next month on cutting the mayor's salary in half if that gets approved. Harter says he'd rather not comment on the salary issue
Advisory referendum questions vetoed by the mayor involve billboards and city council size.
Walker Raises Over 5 Million For Campaign
Thanks to a loophole in Wisconsin elections law, Governor Scott Walker can raise unlimited amounts of money to defend himself in a recall election........the typical limit for gubernatorial races is $10 thousand. Walker raised $5.1 million dollars between July 1st and December 10th. A major advantage in his recall election?
UW-L Political Professor, Joe Heim. Out of state donors accounted for almost half of the money raised so far by Walker, according to campaign finance records.