Harter Vetoes City Hall Weapons Ban
If the city council is trying to keep the public safe, banning guns is the wrong way to do it.
La Crosse mayor Matt Harter's reasoning for vetoing an ordinance passed by the city council this month that would keep even those with licenses from carrying concealed weapons in city buildings. Harter says, since preventing those who would legally carry weapons from doing so would mean only criminals would have guns, the city would be preventing properly licensed gun toters from defending themselves and others. Look for a vote from the council to override the mayor's veto during meetings next month.
Taxes Drop and Fees Increase in New City Budget
Not a whole lot of arguments about a $74 million budget for the city of La Crosse next year. Tuesday night's budget hearing produced sparks primarily over the $634 thousand in new fees and fines that are part of the city's budget plan for 2012. City council member Jim Bloedorn, one of those adamantly opposed to the fees
Concealed Carry Permits...So Far So Good.
The Wisconsin Department of Justice has recieved over 37 thousand applications for concealed carry permits in the past two weeks.........and quirks so far?
Doug Dombrowski says some reasons some applications are being rejected include some out of state folks failing to enclose the required training affirmation forms and others entering incorrect information such as the applicants birth year.
Lacrosse County Budget Approved
A couple of shockers in the new Lacrosse County Budget. The highlights......the total county tax levy will remain virtually the same for the third straight year at $30.8 million and a tough balance that hasn't been seen in a while.
Governor's Numbers Rise and Fall.....Vinehout Approves
The Governor's approval rating is slipping while the numbers of folks supporting a recall against him are on the rise. That's according to the latest Wisconsin Public Radio/St. Norbert College Survey. It shows that 58 percent of respondents believe Walker should be recalled from office. That compares with 47 percent who said in April that Walker should be recalled. Senate Democrat Kathleen Vinehout says while the recall goes on...she says those that represent in Madison must go forward in their day to day jobs.