Garbage Rule Changes Head to City Council
The hope with new garbage regulations in La Crosse is that the rules will lead to a cleaner city overall. Doing that through some potential fines, says city public works director, Dale Hexom, and some education about the best way to get rid of your trash as well
The city's public works board this week has agreed to new regulations that have been worked on for months. Among changes: a limit to large items that can be put in the garbage at once and a requirement that all garbage goes in a container. The city council will also have to approve the new rules at a meeting next month.
New Congressional Candidate Targets Fed Health Reforms
Going after federal health care reforms has become the trademark of republicans running for congress this year. And Chippewa Falls' Edward Martin is no exception
Martin, a retired army sergeant, joins another army veteran in the race to unseat La Crosse democratic congressman Ron Kind. Former Fort McCoy garrison commander and state Veterans Affairs secretary Ray Boland announced earlier this year that he would run for the seat.
Santorum Stumps In Sparta
The first presidential candidate to hit this part of the state says healthcare in America is about to blow up. Republican Rick Santorum stopped off in Sparta this morning and says healthcare starts with a business.
The former Pennsylvania Senator pressed his own argument that he’s the best candidate and rival Mitt Romney is the worst to challenge Barack Obama on the health care issue in the fall. He says healthcare is the most important issue in the election.
ATC Open Houses
American Transmission Co. is continuing a multi-year public outreach process for the proposed Badger Coulee Transmission Line Project with the third in a series of public open houses presenting preliminary routes for the proposed 150- to 170-mile, 345-kilovolt line from north of the La Crosse area to northern Dane County. Approximately 9,000 potentially affected landowners, public officials and other stakeholders will receive invitations in the mail this week. ATC is hosting six informational open houses throughout the project study area to present a map of preliminary routes and provide more information about the project. There will be no formal presentation.
Open houses at all locations run from 1 to 7 p.m.
Santorum In Sparta
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum appeared in Sparta this morning and pressed his own argument that he’s the best candidate and rival Mitt Romney is the worst to challenge President Barack Obama on the health care issue in the fall. Santorum told a group of lumberyard workers and supporters that healthcare is the most important issue in this election. While Romney says he would fight to repeal Obama’s health care law, Santorum says Romney essentially is disqualified because he put in place a similar law in Massachusetts when he was governor, including a requirement that all residents buy health insurance. Santorum won Louisiana’s primary Saturday but continues to lag behind Romney.