Frac Sand Mining Meeting Coming
Representative Steve Doyle, Tara Johnson, Chair of the La Crosse County Board and Senator Jennifer Shilling are holding a community meeting on frac sand activity in the La Crosse area tonight. Doyle says frac mining is relatively new to the area....so who has interest in it?
Watch Where You Hunt
A couple of years ago, the DNR dropped the requirement that landowners had to post no trespassing signs on their property. As Wisconsin opens up the gun deer season this weekend, Lacrosse County Sheriff Steve Helgeson says, that issue will keep his deputies busy once again.
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.
Voter ID Rules Debated Again
Besides talking voter id rules today.....a senate rules panel is discussing the Government Accountability Board's decision to let technical college students use their school I-D's at the polls. And Sheboygan Senator Joe Liebham was knee deep in the debate.
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