Health Cut Debate Continues In Madison
A hearing today in Wisconsin is dealing with proposed Medicaid cuts. Democrats are holding a hearing on package of measures aimed at cutting a 554 million dollar deficit in the government’s health programs for the poor and the elderly.
If it’s not approved on time, officials said 53 thousand recipients would lose their Badger Care. The Legislative Fiscal Bureau said 65 thousand people could lose their eligibility for Medicaid and 28 thousand of them could still have access to coverage from their employers.
Police Search for Hit and Run Driver
A lack of witnesses so far to a hit and run accident on West avenue and Main street yesterday. La Crosse police are still hoping someone will come forward who has some information about a car versus pedestrian accident around 3:00 yesterday afternoon. According to the victim's father, all the boy remembers from the accident is that he was struck by a maroon car and that car didn't bother to stop. Witnesses are encouraged to contact the La Crosse police department. The 12 year-old victim, although suffering some head injuries and taken to the hospital, is expected to be okay.
Some School Districts Victorious At The Polls Tuesday
Voters denied an almost $24 million measure in Arcadia Tuesday...money that would have gone to replace an elementary school that is almost 100 years old. The measure was voted down by a 741-546 margin.
The Independence School District narrowly passed a school operating referendum Tuesday, the result was 252 yes votes to 232 no votes. The referendum allows the district to exceed state revenue limits by $250 thousand a year for five years. This is the second vote on the measure in less then 9 months....as it was voted down in February.
Billings Wins 95th In A Landslide
It started with a special election that was called after Democrat Jennifer Shilling won a recall election for the 32nd State Senate seat over Republican Dan Kapanke. And it ends with Jill BIllings. She defeated Dave Drewes last night by over 3700 votes. And Billings says she grateful to all the voters who supported her and agreed with her campaign.
Record Amount Of Drugs Collected
It’s obvious from the results that this is a needed program......the words from Onalaska Police Officer Jason Jobe as he summed last weekend's drug drop off program which was held at 3 different sites in the area. A record 1200 pounds of medications and controlled substances were dropped over.......some coming in zip lock freezer baggies. But Jobe says that was nothing.