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.
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?
Here Come The Carp
In the latest sign that invasive Asian carp are penetrating
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.
Kondracki Wants To Curb Drug Abuse After Woman's Death
We still don't know the cause of death for a La Crosse woman, whose body was found in a parking lot.
But the possibility of drug involvement has been mentioned by Police Chief Ed Kondracki. He says if the death of 35-year-old Kristen Rodgers is proved to be drug-related, it would be the ninth such death in the city within eight months. Kondracki says the frequency of local drug deaths shows how serious a problem drug abuse has become in the La Crosse area.