State would need an extra billion dollars to fund approved projects over two years
How to pay for better roads remains elusive for Wisconsin legislators. The state in recent years has resorted to borrowing money to pay to build or fix roads. A lot...
A judge in Jackson County has set murder suspect Michael Harmon's bond at half-a-million dollars.
Harmon was attending his first court hearing today, since being arrested in June for the shooting death of his girlfriend, Angela Nelson. A pre-trial conference in the case is set for August 14th. Judge Thomas Lister ordered Harmon not to have contact with Nelson's family, or with his ex-girlfriend Billie Jo Harwick. After Nelson was shot at her apartment in Black River Falls, Harwick allegedly drove Harmon to Milwaukee, where he hid out for almost two weeks.
Success for the very first application for an exemption to new rules regarding rental moratoriums in the city of La Crosse. The moratorium went into effect last week and is meant to keep single-family owner occupied homes in the city from getting turned into rental properties. The first exemption goes to a woman who owns a home on the far southside. Not a rental, says the woman, because her relatives who live there don't pay rent.
New, higher inspection fees for plumbing, electrical and HVAC are closer to reality in the city of La Crosse. The city council rules committee has voted to approve a fee schedule first introduced last year. The city planning department was to study the fees and a special committee was created to evaluate whether the fees were in line with other communities. That special committee has met one time and wanted to hold off on the fee increases for 12 months. The full city council votes on the fee increases next week.