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Instead of attending parties or watching football games, members of Congress spent their New Year's holiday trying to dodge a financial disaster.
Both the Senate and House voted yesterday to avoid that dreaded "fiscal cliff," even though the apparent deadline had passed. Congressman Ron Kind of La Crosse says, let's not do that again, calling last-minute late-night votes a "lousy way" to run a country.
Kind tells us that letting taxes rise for many families might have pushed the country into a long recession.
The list of candidates in a special recall election in La Crosse now includes Audrey Kader, and...well, that's it.
The filing deadline for the January 29th recall race in the 11th Council district is 5 p.m. today. But by late this morning, no challengers to Kader had filed papers in the city clerk's office. Local tea party members are backing the recall drive against the city council president, claiming that Kader wants to keep the public from speaking out at council meetings. Potential candidates were not able to start collecting signatures until late last week.