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Wednesday, 11 July 2012 12:02

Enjoy The Quiet.......For Now

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So who will spend the most money on the next batch of elections? Joe Heim, Political Professor at UW-La Crosse, says expect advertisements from a major statewide race to come first.

He says there will be some quiet time between August and October but with the presidential race right around the corner from that span.......get used to seeing and hearing them again.

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Wednesday, 11 July 2012 12:02

Local Drought Continues

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Now that the governor has declared a state of emergency for 42 Wisconsin counties dealing with drought conditions, what is the next step before the fed's would step in to help? We asked Donna Gilson with the state Department of Ag, Trade and Consumer protection that question.

The counties under the declaration inlcude La Crosse, Monroe and Vernon.

 

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Wednesday, 11 July 2012 12:01

Erpenbach Says State Needs Health Exchange

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34 states and the District of Columbia have accepted $850 million in federal funds to build their own health exchanges, but Wisconsin hasn’t accepted a dime. The Governor plans to wait through November to see how the Presidential election turns out. Democrat, Jon Erpenbach, says that's not good enough.

Governor Walker says there is no mandate forcing them to make their own exchange. They say the federal government will likely offer their own system. This all comes after the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act.

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Wednesday, 11 July 2012 11:58

3 nailed, 4th Wanted In Trempealeau Shooting

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Two people from Arcadia and one from Genoa are in jail and a 4th is wanted...all connection with a report of shots fired Sunday morning.  Trempealeau County Sheriff Richard Anderson says 22 year old Armando Esparaza, 22 year old Ruben Palma and 34 year old Gina Garcia went into a mobile home Sunday morning around 4 and shot up the place as 3 people inside fled. Anderson says the shootings were directed at those people and no was else was targeted. Police are also looking for 28 year old Julio Espinosa of Tomah. All have been charged with endangering safety by use of a dangerous weapon. The three are still jailed.

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Don't get out your checkbook yet...

The La Crosse City Council backs away from a plan to spend 125-thousand dollars on a consultant to look at cost-cutting measures. Instead, the council is setting up a committee to decide whether a consultant is needed. Some members of the public portray the consultant idea as yet another council-driven attack on Mayor Matt Harter, who they argue was elected specifically to cut spending. Alderman Dick Swantz backs the consultant plan, and thinks the critics may not realize how complicated local government can be, claiming they view it as a 'Tinker-Toy set...simple stuff.'

 

The council voted unanimously to eliminate the funding proposal from the resolution, and approved the idea of a study committee with just one 'no' vote.

 

 

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Is it a case of 'sour grapes'?

Not at all, says one of the men who brought an ethics complaint against La Crosse County administrator Steve O'Malley. Mike Tellier of the La Crosse Watchdog group says the state Government Accountability Board will be asked to weigh in on the accusations against O'Malley that were dismissed last week by the county ethics board.

 

O'Malley was criticized for using his county position to help La Crosse set up a city administrator's office. The idea was defeated in a spring referendum.  Tellier expects the GAB request to be the last chapter of the O'Malley case.

 

 

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Western Technical College's District Board has approved a resolution authorizing the college to place a public referendum on the November 6th ballot. Voters in 11 counties will be asked to approve a $79.8 million facilities referendum to fund six proposed capital facilities projects at Western.

 

Along with upgraded curriculum, improved scheduling, and increased energy efficiency, the goal of the facility improvements is to allow the college to increase capacity and better serve a growing and diverse student population.


The referendum will require approval of voters in all or part of 11 counties including Buffalo, Clark, Crawford, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland, Sauk, Trempealeau, and Vernon.

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Tuesday, 10 July 2012 10:52

Wanggaard Says No Lawsuit Over Recall Recount

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Wisconsin state Senator Van Wanggaard said this morning he will not challenge his loss in last month’s recall election, effectively conceding the race to his Democratic rival. Wanggaard, a Republican, lost to John Lehman by 819 votes in the June 5th recall. Wanggaard demanded a recount, which affirmed his loss. He said the time was not right to file a lawsuit. But UW-L Political Professor, Joe Heim, sees things a bit differently.

Wanggaard said he will challenge Lehman for the seat when the term ends in 2014. The win hands Democrats their lone victory out of last month’s six recall elections, and gives them a 17-16 edge in the state Senate.

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Tuesday, 10 July 2012 10:11

Drought Hits Wisconsin

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Governor Scott Walker issued a state of emergency in 42 central and southern counties which had either had abnormally dry or moderate drought conditions as of last week. Donna Gilson with the state's department of ag, trade and consumer protection.

It has not rained very much in this territory this summer, if at all. And Walker’s order allows farmers to get faster approval of permits to divert water from streams and lakes. It includes La Crosse, Monroe, Jackson, Vernon and Trempealeau counties.

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