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Convenience or part of a campaign? Governor Scott Walker denies that he's using state resources to help him fight off a recall campaign. He defends his new website that claims savings around the state thanks to the collective bargaining changes for public employees he ushered into place in the spring. It's info people have been asking for, he says
The parking ramp has a name. Cars have been using the new ramp in downtown La Crosse for weeks. The city's parking utility board is having talks about how to charge for parking in the new Riverside ramp. But the ramp isn't officially finished yet. The city's public works department says the new ramp, mostly complete since August, still has a few things that need to be finished before it can be considered 'done.' Until that, the city won't turn over a check for the ramp. Final price on the ramp is still not completely set, but it was built at about a half million dollars under budget.
Proposed changes to Wisconsin DNR permitting rules have conservation groups up in arms. League of Conservation Voters head, Anne Sayers says a bill to hurry the pace of DNR permits for business takes streamlining too far
The Trempealeau County Board of Supervisors has gone on record as supporting one of two routes for the proposed new high-voltage power lines that are expected to run through the county. The supervisors favored the southern route between Alma and La Crosse.