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Surplus does not pay parking enforcement costs A sizable boost in revenue to the city of La Crosse from a special
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Proposal would pay position $80,000 This week begins the debate in La Crosse City Hall over whether to raise the

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Gov Walker tied to open records scandal

31 July 2015

How far up did Wisconsin's open records scandal go? All the way to the top. There is now evidence Governor Scott Walker was among those pushing to shield lawmakers from...

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Governor Walker finally filing his papers to enter the presidential campaign.  He plans an official announcement on July 13th.  That means no more unlimited fundraising as a non-candidate.  Not by him.  Other groups are more than welcome to do that, says Jay Heck with Wisconsin Common Cause, and he's sure they will.  As Heck says, there will be shortage of money in the Walker campaign for president. 

 

As an official candidate for president, Walker himself can collect just 27 hundred dollars from individual donors for the primary election and another 27 hundred during a general election.  If he makes it that far.  

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Friday, 03 July 2015 00:00

Big Grant Funds Natural Area Improvements

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  Ten grand to help preserve some land near Prairie du Chien is a welcome gift for local conservationists.  The Mississippi Valley Conservancy has just landed a ten thousand dollar grant from 3M to help fund improvements to recently acquired land at its recently acquired property at the Sugar Creek Bluff state natural area, says Conservancy executive director Carol Abrahamzon.  She says the grant will be used to open up trails, improve accessibility as well as work on restoration of the property. 

The Sugar Creek property is close to a 3M plant and Abrahamzon says, the company is active in promoting conservation of the area. Abrahamzon says large grants like the one from 3M, though rare, are essential to not only preserving land but maintaining it as well.

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Secrecy Shrouds Budget Talks

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Supposed to be final details of a two year budget deal for Wisconsin getting hammered out in Madison today.  Which would be fine, says Jay Heck, from Wisconsin Common Cause; if there wasn't so much secrecy in the process leading up to the final version.  But it's all secret, he says; everything done behind closed doors and mostly with Republicans calling the shots. 

 

Republicans did announce a deal earlier this week that will leave a new Milwaukee Bucks arena and changes to the state's prevailing wage laws out of the new two-year spending plan.   

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A Tomah man arrested last year for his fourth drunk-driving charge is trying to get the state to nullify his first OWI, from more than 20 years ago.  But an appeals court says John Navrestad did not make a convincing case for dropping the 1992 charge.  Navrestad says his very first arrest should not count on his record, because the court mistakenly did not count it after his second arrest.  His most recent OWI case in Monroe County has not concluded yet.

 

 

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The last 10 days have been pretty good for President Obama...with Supreme Court rulings in his favor, and passage of new trade rules.  Pundits are saying that Obama's trip to La Crosse today is sort of a 'victory lap' for him.  We spoke this morning with White House press secretary Josh Earnest, who says that sometimes, different things that have been in the works for years can reach a peak at the same time.  

 

Earnest says the La Crosse trip for Obama is partly a thank-you to Congressman Ron Kind for his help in passing fast-track trade legislation.

 

 

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Thursday, 02 July 2015 00:00

Chart to Layoff More

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More layoffs for a La Crosse company that only recently went through a massive expansion.  Chart Industries in La Crosse plans another 45 layoffs because of declining business.  The company layed off 50 in April and another 55 in December not long after completing a $50 million plant expansion in La Crosse.  

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Education Budgets Flat, Group Complains

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According to an analysis by the nonpartisan Wisconsin Budget Project, Governor Scott Walker and the Republican led legislature have proposed a budget that doesn't provide much in the way of new resources for the state's public schools.

Tamarine Cornelius, with the organization, says what's really happening is the additional funds for public education promised in the budget will be delivered in a way that won't allow district to put that money to work educating public school students.
 
 
 

 

Cornelius says the complexities of the school funding system in Wisconsin make it difficult for the average person to understand, but according to her, Governor Walker actually is giving the money as a tax cut.

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College Ready for Presidential Visit

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History will be made today as President Barack Obama pays a visit to UW-L.........a first ever by a sitting president. And though the speaking event was supposed to take place last week, UW-L Chancellor Joe Gow says he still had to be hush hush when the event was rescheduled. And since UW-L has hosted prominent figures in the past..........the white house felt safe having Barack Obama there today.
 
 

 

If you weren't one of the few thousand that got a ticket for today's event or your just unable to attend, you can listen to the broadcast live on 1410 WIZM-AM. It is scheduled to begin at 1:20. It  also will be available as a stream on the WIZM website, 1410wizm.com.

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Thursday, 02 July 2015 00:00

Child Med-Flighted After Bike Hit by Car

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A Bicycle vs Truck accident left one person injured Wednesday in Monroe County. The accident happened in the Town of LaGrange at the intersection of Emblem Rd at Ellsworth Rd. shortly after 4pm.
 
A bicycle ridden by 7 year old Ayden Jackson of rural Tomah failed to stop for a stop sign and he hit a pickup truck driven by 16 year old Kyle Burkhalter of rural Tomah.
 

 

Jackson was taken to Tomah Memorial Hospital and later med-flighted to Gundersen Hospital with non-life threatening injuries. 

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