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
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.
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.
Porn Indictment Against Lacrosse Man
He faces a mandatory minimum penalty of five years and a maximum of 20 years in federal prison on each distribution count and a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison on the possession count.
This isn't the first time Hogenkamp has been in trouble for children's porn. A La Crosse County judge in June sentenced Hogenkamp to 10 years of probation for downloading child pornography.