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When a state is operating under federal mandates, it's often considered a good thing when the feds actually send money to pay for those mandates. Not in this case, insists Wisconsin state senator Frank Lasee. The republican wants the governor Walker administration to return $49 million in early implementation grants for the federal Affordable Health Care Act, most of that meant to set up health insurance exchanges
When Jill Billings gets seated as the next 95th state assembly woman in the state capitol.......she will see a very familiar face sitting across from her. Steve Doyle.....who she sits with on the Lacrosse County board. Doyle says having not one but two familair faces in Madison now.......you should see an impact on this side of the state quite quickly.
A "not guilty" verdict for Trisha Stratman...
After about three hours of deliberation on Thursday, a La Crosse County jury has acquitted the former sheriff's officer of negligent homicide. Stratman was driving her squad car to a police call in Holmen when she collided with a car driven by teenager Brandon Jennings. The 16-year-old Holmen student was killed in the crash. Stratman's attorney said the collision was an accident, while state prosecutors portrayed Stratman as unnecessarily endangering the safety of others by driving about 100 miles an hour through a red light to assist in handling a bar fight.
An Onalaska man was arrested this week and charged with numerous counts of burglary and theft. Twenty year old Jonathan Huber was arrested Tuesday and charged with 5 counts of burglary, 4 counts of theft and residential burglary. On Monday, an Onalaska Officer reported that his personal vehicle had been entered and an ipod was taken. Through a check of the LeadsOnline system, it was found that the ipod had been pawned at Pawn America by Huber’s girlfriend. The officer’s property was successfully recovered with Pawn America’s cooperation.
A hearing today in Wisconsin is dealing with proposed Medicaid cuts. Democrats are holding a hearing on package of measures aimed at cutting a 554 million dollar deficit in the government’s health programs for the poor and the elderly.
If it’s not approved on time, officials said 53 thousand recipients would lose their Badger Care. The Legislative Fiscal Bureau said 65 thousand people could lose their eligibility for Medicaid and 28 thousand of them could still have access to coverage from their employers.