Lull in Supreme Court Justice Does Not Mean Investigation is Over
An attempt by the legislature to remove a Wisconsin state supreme court justice has ended. But justice Michael Gableman still could face some punishment for ethical lapses. From the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, Mike McCabe says the judicial commission is considering how Gableman failed to divulge free legal help he got from a law firm but still ruled on cases in which the firm was a part. Probably shouldn't have done that, says McCabe
Gableman got the free legal help to deal with a previous accusation of judicial misconduct.
Boating Season In La Crosse Draws Near
The La Crosse Park and Rec. Department is getting a jump start on the boating season today.
Jay Odegaard says the fee schedule for annual boat permits is $10 for residents and $15 for non residents. You can purchase them at the park and rec office, the South Side Neighborhood center or the Black River Beach Neighborhood Center.
City Sends Out Voter Information Post Cards
So why did the City of La Crosse mail out over 32 thousand postcards to city residents this week?
City Clerk Terri Lehrke says because of redistricting this year, your ward, district and or polling place may have changed. Lehrke says if you follow whats on the postcard, you shoud be just fine...just in time for the elections next Tuesday.
Highway 16 Study Well Underway
It's always nice when an area business chips in and helps pay for a study of local roads in the area. Just ask Onalaska City Engineer Jarrod Holter.
The DOT says the city is obligated to modify the traffic lanes on Highway 16 at the South Kinney Coulee Road intersection if and when traffic conditions warrant. Well it is warranted and the study is underway to try and alleviate some of the traffic back up's that have been occuring the past couple of years. Actual construction of turn lane changes is estimated to cost about $115 thousand, which has been included in the city’s 2012 capital improvements budget.
Priebus Not Concerned With John Doe Probe
A criminal complaint involving 5 people who used to be close associates and aides for Governor Scott Walker details emails sent by Walker aide Darlene Wink to former Wisconsin Republican party Chair, Reince Priebus, asking about organizing a fundraiser for Walker. Priebus said this week that he was not aware of the email until he saw it in the complaint. Priebus says he's not concerned with the criminal probe.
According to the criminal complaint, Wink repeatedly emailed Brett Davis's campaign manager, Cullen Werwie, and asked Werwie to send campaign documents to others because she didn't want her name on it. Davis ran as Lt. Governor in 2010. Werwie is now Governor Walker's spokesman. Werwie was given immunity in the John Doe investigation.