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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.
A live TV telethon to support the Coulee Region Humane society next Saturday will be produced by UW La Crosse communication studies students. Professor Pat Turner says in the 13 years she has worked with the telethon.....the results have been huge. And her students put alot of leg work into the production.
Recall backers in Wisconsin feeling good this week.
Especially after Tuesday's vote in Ohio which repealed that state's new restrictions on collective bargaining for public unions. Essentially the same reason behind a recall push for govenor Walker. And the two really are similar, insists service employees local 180 union president in La Crosse, Rich Smith
A different perspective on electronic signs tonight in La Crosse:
La Crosse police say they're studying an intersection in the city. But you get the feeling they already know what the study will say. Cops last week added a crossing guard at the intersection of Crowley and Losey boulevard after urging from some city council members. The plan: study the need for the guard at that intersection throughout the entire school year