Hearings Start On New Justice Center
Monroe County is serious this time. They want to move forward with a new jail and courthouse and public hearings begin tonight on the matter. They begin at the Little Falls Town Hall tonight and will be held in towns like Cashton, Sparta, Tomah and Wilton until the end of the month. All in an effort to answer questions regarding the Monroe County Justice Center referendum that appears April 3rd.
Two-City Garbage Committee Continues Work Today
When a joint-city garbage committee in La Crosse county finally makes their recommendations, at least they won't be accused of a lack of thoroughness. The Onalaska-La Crosse group meets today for yet another presentation on ideas for changing garbage service. This presentation coming from local waste haulers. La Crosse City councilman Doug Happel, on the committee, says the group's looking for best ideas from everywhere. That way, he says, all the interested parties can present their best information and the group can synthesize that mixture into best recommendations for city councils in both cities.
Still up in the air for Happel; whether to go to an automated garbage pick-up system and whether to make it a fee-based trash service.
Falk Stumps In La Crosse
Kathleen Falk, Democratic candidate for governor and former Dane County
Executive, told a crowd in La Crosse Monday that Governor Walker's War
on Women must end now, and called on Walker to veto several pieces of
legislation recently passed by the Republican controlled
Falk said as governor, she would replace Dennis
Amendment to Ordinance Would Restrict Rentals in La Crosse Neighborhood
In the future, new multi-family rentals would be allowed in La Crosse's Washburn nieghborhood. But only with special permission. That's the essence of a new proposal that could be considered by the city council next month. Just trying to turn a corner in the predominately rental area, says Washburn neighborhood association president, Randy Magno, and encourage more single family homes like the homes that are getting built by the city currently in the neighborhood.
The idea to add single family restrictions in the neighborhood apparently was spurred by plans to turn the historic Nelson Allen house on 10th and King into a college rental.
Kind Says Congress Failing To Compromise
This has not been Congress's 'finest hour,' according to an area House member...
Ron Kind of La Crosse says he would give Congress close to a failing grade over the past two years, because of the unwillingness of both parties to compromise.
Kind says his willingness to vote with either party helped him rank in the top five most independent members of Congress, in a recent survey. Number one was libertarian Ron Paul.