2 Local Officers Receive First Time Awards
Onalaska Police Officer James Page and Lacrosse County Deputy, Daniel Baudek, have receive awards that the country has never seen before. The two were awarded the US Justice Department's Congressional Badge of Bravery today (Wednesday) at a ceremony attended by Senator Herb Kohl.
New Website and Ad Campaign Supports Walker
You can say that the campaign to recall governor Walker has more or less begun. At least it has for two conservative groups in Wisconsin
That comes from a video on the ItsWorkingWisconsin website. Americans for Prosperity and the MacIver Institute have also purchased ad time in a number of markets around the state in support of the governor's actions to curtail collective bargaining for public unions in the state. A recall group say they'll begin collecting signatures to recall the governor on November 15th.
Padretti Says No To CapX 2020
The Trempealeau County Board of Supervisors has gone on record as supporting one of two routes for the proposed new high-voltage power lines that are expected to run through the county. The supervisors favored the southern route between Alma and La Crosse.
Unemployment Rate Drops in La Crosse
La Crosse has had one of the best unemployment rates in the state throughout the staggering and sputtering recovery from the recession.
But over the last couple of months, the metro area lost jobs even while the jobless rate dropped slightly. However, last month, La Crosse also added jobs to go along with the lower unemployment rate. New numbers from the state show the La Crosse metro with a 5.5% unemployment rate. The state also says the metro area was one of only four to add jobs during September, up a thousand from the month before.
Taxpayers will get a shot city spending plan
Owners of that hundred thousand dollar home can expect to still pay just a hair under fifteen hundred dollars in taxes to the city of La Crosse for 2012 if a proposed operating budget gets approved next month. The city's tax levy would remain stagnant for the third consecutive year with only property valuations changing how much a homeowner pays the tax man. Still, most in La Crosse won't see a drop-off in services, says mayor Matt Harter