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Dane County Judge David Flanagan, on Tuesday, temporarily blocked enforcement of Wisconsin's controversial new voter identification law, just weeks before the state's April 3rd presidential primary, prompting supporters of the law to vow they were likely to appeal. But it was learned he also signed a petition to recall Governor Scott Walker back in November. Walker's reaction?
Flanagan issued the temporary injunction as part of a lawsuit brought by the NAACP, which argued the law disenfranchises voters, many of them minorities, who do not possess acceptable identification.
Wisconsin’s local election clerks received guidance yesterday on how to proceed, after a judge temporarily halted the state’s voter ID law on Tuesday. La Crosse County Clerk, Ginny Denkmeyer, says most parts of the law will stand though.
Denkmeyer said voters still have to follow new time limits for voting absentee and they still must live at their present addresses for 28 days instead of the previous 10.
Hosting an NCAA sports championship on any level gives a college or university a time to shine as it does for the city hosting the event. So when UW-L was asked to host the D-3 wrestling championships again this year, the vote was a unanimous yes. And for UW-L Eagle Wrestling Coach, Dave Malecek, it gives his team a moment in the spotlight as well.
The event which starts this morning at 10:30 at the La Crosse Center, is expected to bring in over a half a million dollars to the local economy.
Governor Scott Walker announced in La Crosse today that Authenticom in La Crosse will create up to 50 jobs as a result of the company's expansion. The company is eligible for up $230 thousand in tax credits through the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.
The Wisconsin Public Service Commission will hold hearings next week in Alma
and Centerville. These will be the last chance for the public to weigh in on the
proposed CAPX 2020 high voltage transmission line project. Tim Carlsgaard of
CAPX explains what they would like to see happen.
The PSC has received 194 public comments on the project to date, and Carlsgaard expects as many as 500 people to attend next week’s meetings. They take place Monday and Tuesday.