Waterfront Planning Meeting Tonight in La Crosse
2 Out Of 3 School Referendums Pass
School referendums were a hot ticket in some voting areas of Western Wisconsin yesterday.
Onalaska voters approved giving the school district $4.2 million over the next 3 years. The owner of a $100 thousand property will pay $45 more for school property taxes in 2011-12, $36 more the second year and $38 more the third year.
Melrose-Mindoro voters said yes to a referendum there that will give the school district $425 thousand a year for 3 years.
Not the same in Independence though as, by a two to one margin, voters did not approve a $1.2 million referendum. It would would’ve replaced a referendum approved in April 2007.
Incumbents Advance In Council Races
Three La Crosse city council members survive primaries to move on to the April election. Doug Farmer, Lorraine Decker, and Brice Ranis are seeking new terms. Former Alderman Jim Bloedorn also goes to the April ballot, hoping to get his old seat back.
And Onalaska voters approve a school referendum, by a 96-vote margin.
Firefighters in Holmen are hard at it this morning.....battling a mobile home fire in the Heritage Hills area of the city.
It's off of Highway OT by coaches.
A caller to WIZM news says flames are as high as trees at this hour.
We'll update you on this story as details come in.
La Crosse Sees Large Rallies Against Walker Union Bill
If Wisconsin's new Republican leaders seem determined to pass a bill of union restrictions quickly...union leaders are just as determined to stop it.
The chant 'Kill the bill' went up repeatedly at La Crosse's Riverside Park last night, during a labor rally that drew hundreds of spectators. County Board member Tara Johnson says Governor Walker's budget plan is 'malicious' and would cut pay for 300-thousand state workers.
Earlier in the day, a smaller group of picketers booed and yelled at Governor Scott Walker as he left a local steel girder plant in Muddy Flats.