Ohio Vote Giving Recall Backers Confidence
Recall backers in Wisconsin feeling good this week.
Especially after Tuesday's vote in Ohio which repealed that state's new restrictions on collective bargaining for public unions. Essentially the same reason behind a recall push for govenor Walker. And the two really are similar, insists service employees local 180 union president in La Crosse, Rich Smith
Pet Telethon Coming To Cable
A live TV telethon to support the Coulee Region Humane society next Saturday will be produced by UW La Crosse communication studies students. Professor Pat Turner says in the 13 years she has worked with the telethon.....the results have been huge. And her students put alot of leg work into the production.
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.
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.
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.