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.
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.
Lacrosse County Budget Approved
A couple of shockers in the new Lacrosse County Budget. The highlights......the total county tax levy will remain virtually the same for the third straight year at $30.8 million and a tough balance that hasn't been seen in a while.
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
Concealed Carry Permits...So Far So Good.
The Wisconsin Department of Justice has recieved over 37 thousand applications for concealed carry permits in the past two weeks.........and quirks so far?
Doug Dombrowski says some reasons some applications are being rejected include some out of state folks failing to enclose the required training affirmation forms and others entering incorrect information such as the applicants birth year.