Governor In La Crosse For Second Straight Day
Governor Scott Walker announced in La Crosse today that Authenticom in La Crosse will create up to 50 jobs as a result of the company's expansion. The company is eligible for up $230 thousand in tax credits through the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.
Authenticom is planning a significant investment to lease, furnish and equip additional space at its location in La Crosse. Authenticom is a leading provider of data management services in the automotive industry.
The Economic Development Tax Credits will be distributed annually in direct relation to the number of new, full time positions created and filled over a three year period.
NCAA D-3 Wrestling Is Here
Hosting an NCAA sports championship on any level gives a college or university a time to shine as it does for the city hosting the event. So when UW-L was asked to host the D-3 wrestling championships again this year, the vote was a unanimous yes. And for UW-L Eagle Wrestling Coach, Dave Malecek, it gives his team a moment in the spotlight as well.
The event which starts this morning at 10:30 at the La Crosse Center, is expected to bring in over a half a million dollars to the local economy.
Walker On ID Court Ruling
Dane County Judge David Flanagan, on Tuesday, temporarily blocked enforcement of Wisconsin's controversial new voter identification law, just weeks before the state's April 3rd presidential primary, prompting supporters of the law to vow they were likely to appeal. But it was learned he also signed a petition to recall Governor Scott Walker back in November. Walker's reaction?
Clerk Says Most ID Rules Stay In Place
Wisconsin’s local election clerks received guidance yesterday on how to proceed, after a judge temporarily halted the state’s voter ID law on Tuesday. La Crosse County Clerk, Ginny Denkmeyer, says most parts of the law will stand though.
Denkmeyer said voters still have to follow new time limits for voting absentee and they still must live at their present addresses for 28 days instead of the previous 10.
Lax Defense Attorney Backs Plan To Pay The Wrongly Convicted
A few years ago, former Wisconsin cop Evan Zimmerman was cleared of a murder charge that led to a false conviction and three years in prison.
The La Crosse attorney who helped Zimmerman clear his name is happy to see state lawmakers propose a bill that would offer more money to the wrongly convicted. Keith Belzer says Zimmerman had many strikes against him as an ex-con trying to return to society, including having his court record displayed on the C-CAP state website. Evan Zimmerman died of cancer in 2007, only two years after his release. Existing rules only allow the falsely convicted to get five thousand dollars a year for up to three years. The new bill would raise that to a maximum of 50-thousand dollars for every year the prisoner had been locked up.