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A mailing campaign from the Brookfield, Wisconsin group, Jobs First Coalition, claims 94th Assembly Candidate, Steve Doyle, does not pay his property taxes and if he does, they are always late. That false claim, according to Doyle, has his campaign now in the process of filing criminal and civil charges against the group, which is headed up by former State Assembly Speaker, Scott Jensen. Jensen was convicted last year of felony misconduct in office.
On hand today to verify that Doyle has in fact filed his taxes and on time was Lacrosse County Finance Director Gary Ingvalson, County Director of Zoning and Planning Jeff Blusky and former Town of Onalaska Clerk, Sue Schultz.
Doyle says he's not surprised these negative attack ad's are coming out so fast in the campaign. And he has a message to the folks in the 94th.....expect more of these negative ad's to surface both on radio, in newspapers and in your mail.
The election for the 94th Assembly District is May 3rd.
The fluoride fight isn't over in Holmen...even though fluoridation in the village officially began on Monday.
A special village board meeting is set for next week, to decide whether fluoridation should be halted, pending possible rule changes being considered in Washington. Public works director Robert Haines says the fluoride level being used in Holmen is already the state minimum. But two federal agencies have hinted they could mandate a lower fluoride level than what's being used in Wisconsin.
Marinas? Fishing piers? Walking trails? All of that and more could become part of the new plan for La Crosse's riverfront. Tonight, the final recommended Port and Waterfront Plan Presentation in La Crosse from the Joint Board of Harbor Commissioners. The presentation will be held at the Black River Beach neighborhood center at 8:30. After the final public presentation, the plan will be finalized and submitted to the Joint Board of Harbor Commissioners first and then the city council and the county board for approval.
Local democrats plan a big turnout at a listening session held by a republican state senator today. A email circulated among democrats urge members to show up at the Dan Kapanke listening session from 4:30 to 6 at the Holmen Village Community Room. It's the first listening session Kapanke's held since canceling a couple last month after receiving death threats. The democratic party email urges members to keep Kapanke's "feet to the fire and ask him the tough questions he's been hiding from for the last month." Kapanke faces a recall election sometime this summer although he's currently challenging the recall petition.