Council Overrides Harter's Budget Veto
The La Crosse Common Council has overturned Mayor Harter's veto of the 2012 city budget, by a 12-2 vote. Only Jim Bloedorn and Doug Farmer voted to uphold the veto. Several council members spoke during a brief session Saturday afternoon, claiming that Harter did not publicly object to imposing new fees without corresponding tax cuts during meetings about the budget. After the meeting, the mayor insisted that he has often spoken against fees that are not balanced by tax cuts. Harter says he'll now have to wait until the 2013 budget process to make the changes he would like.
When Jill Billings gets seated as the next 95th state assembly woman in the state capitol.......she will see a very familiar face sitting across from her. Steve Doyle.....who she sits with on the Lacrosse County board. Doyle says having not one but two familair faces in Madison now.......you should see an impact on this side of the state quite quickly.
Mayor Says Administrator Not Needed
The mayor takes care of the day to day operations in La Crosse city hall.
But that would change if a city administrator is added. Mayor Matt Harter doesn't like the idea. He says there's a lack of accountability with a city administrator
Republican Wants Walker to Return Fed Money
When a state is operating under federal mandates, it's often considered a good thing when the feds actually send money to pay for those mandates. Not in this case, insists Wisconsin state senator Frank Lasee. The republican wants the governor Walker administration to return $49 million in early implementation grants for the federal Affordable Health Care Act, most of that meant to set up health insurance exchanges
Employers Want You Back In School
If you have attended a Minnesota College or University in the past and did not finish your degree.............you may want to go back and finish it out. Employers are looking for you. And Mary Rothschild of MNCSU says not only are there good jobs out there.....some require skills you may not have had a chance to learn.