Pack Tix Scams
Michelle Rainen with the State Bureau of Consumer Protection says you should never pay with cash or debit cards......check the tickets for the date and an actual seat in the stadium.....and contact the BetterBusiness Bureau to see if any complaints have been filed against the business you are buying tickets from.
WTC Cuts Programs
4 programs have been suspended for a year and another has been done away with at Western Technical College. It's all part of a cost savings measure and looking at where WTC can save money.
WTC President, Lee Rasch, says the suspended programs include dental hygienist....instructional assistant....interior design and mechanical design technology.
The WTC Board also voted yesterday to close the child center by the fall.......with the hopes a non for profit organization would manage the facility to avoid closure.
Health Care Vote Today in Washington
The fever among some to repeal federal health care overhauls might be high now. But that fever will wane over time, says Shannon Nelson, with the Wisconsin watchdog group, WISPIRG. Nelson says as parts of the law go into effect through 2014, Americans will embrace the changes more because by that time the nation will see the increases in health care costs substantially curbed. The house in Washington is expected to vote today on whether to repeal last year's health care reforms. Most expectations are the senate won't vote on such a measure at all.
(AP) A Buffalo County couple has been sentenced for embezzling from their disabled son who was wounded while serving in Iraq.
Prosecutors say the couple embezzled as much as $167 thousand from their son's bank accounts, which were under guardianship of a Minneapolis company.
Monroe County Board Goes No Where
It was meant to finally answer questions of where, when and how much when talking about a new Monroe County Justice Center. After 4 hours Tuesday night, the Special Meeting of the Monroe County Board was summed up by supervisor, Gale Champman. "We wasted $1000 of taxpayer money tonight and 24 grown adults sat here for 4 hours and did nothing".
8 discussion points were on the table....things ranging from justice programs, cost, locations and jail remodeling and expansion needs. Only 2 points actually made it to discussion....and after they were brought up.....several resolutions were brought up as well....picked apart......then voted down....leaving the talking points where they lay....on paper. It all comes on the heels of a study done in 2007 that stated the courthouse and jail had serious security issues and more jail beds and space were needed.
Supervisor Brian Buswell stated that not since 1896 when the courthouse in Sparta was built....has any board ever thought about future needs. Small remodels and additions were done on 3 separate occasions, but Buswell said that is not even close to being enough. And after saying the issue of expansion has gone no where in 21 years......he questions now....whether anything will ever get done.
No word on any other specials meetings for the board in the near future.