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 Medicaid money could help those in county jail, says La Crosse supervisor

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Among recommendations, eat less predator fish

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Friday, 27 January 2012 15:44

Walker Says He Is Fine After Arrests

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(AP) Gov. Scott Walker said he's confident his integrity will remain intact after a secret investigation that has already resulted in charges against some former staffers while he was Milwaukee County executive. Two women on that staff were charged Thursday with engaging in political fundraising while at work. Two other former Walker associates were charged Jan. 5 with embezzling more than $60,000 from veterans and their families. Another man is charged with child enticement charges, evidence of which was allegedly discovered while investigating one of the others. At an appearance at a Milwaukee-area business Friday, Walker said he doesn't feel investigators are targeting him. He says he's always made it clear to his staff that they were prohibited from political activities while on the job.

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Freeze The School Vouchers Says Evers

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(AP) State Department of Public Instruction Superintendent Tony Evers is pressing the Assembly to pass a bill that would freeze school voucher expansion. The state budget Republican Gov. Scott Walker signed last summer laid out new qualifying criteria for vouchers based on a city's size, poverty levels and per-pupil spending. The new standards made districts across Milwaukee County as well as in the city of Racine eligible. Voucher opponents fear the language could qualify schools around the state. The state Senate passed a bill in October limiting voucher participation to schools in the program when the measure takes effect. Walker has said he supports the legislation. But a spokesman for Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald, a Horicon Republican, says Fitzgerald doesn't know if he has enough votes to pass it.

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Gophers Could Host Vikings

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(AP) University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler says TCF Bank stadium would be ``quite adequate'' as a temporary home for the Minnesota Vikings. The Vikings could use the university's football stadium for up to three years if the NFL team decides to renovate and continue using the Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis.

 

To host the Vikings, the Gophers would have to add seats and heat the outdoors field. University officials have said licensing and alcohol-usage policies would be negotiated, and Kaler says the university would have to work out other issues. Kaler says there would be traffic, public safety and parking concerns, but all of them would ``ultimately addressable.'' Kaler said it's still unclear how much it would cost for the university to host the Vikings.

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Friday, 27 January 2012 15:42

Questions About Voter ID in Minnesota

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(AP) Republican lawmakers want their constituents to decide whether a photo ID is needed at the election polls. Rep. Mary Kiffmeyer and Sen. Scott Newman are proposing a constitutional amendment that would require voters to produce a photo ID. If the proposal passes the Republican-controlled House and Senate, the question would be put to voters on the November ballot. DFL Gov. Mark Dayton vetoed a bill with a photo ID requirement last May. Dayton would have no way of blocking or changing a proposed constitutional amendment. Opponents of a photo ID requirement could disenfranchise some voters.

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Thursday, 26 January 2012 11:00

La Crosse Second Best in Unemployment

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Of the metro areas in Wisconsin, La Crosse still has the second lowest unemployment rate. That comes from the monthly employment report released today by the state. The numbers from December show that, while metro La Crosse saw a slight uptick in unemployment rate from the month before, its 5.1 percent jobless rate is just behind that of Madison at 4.7 percent. La Crosse county also has the second lowest county unemployment rate in the state at 4.9 percent. Right behind Dane County at 4.4 percent.

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Thursday, 26 January 2012 11:00

Olympus Still Faces New Rules by City Committee

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The sign wars aren't over in La Crosse.   An advisory referendum seeking input on billboards won't appear on the ballot in the spring.   But the city's sign committee is still hatching out new rules for signs.  From the sign company, Olympus Media, Mary Niemeyer says she really doesn't mind that process.  Better than the referendum idea, she says

 

 

The city council this week failed to override Mayor Matt Harter vetoes on the billboard referendum and another measure related to council size.  

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Thursday, 26 January 2012 10:59

Kind Challenger Officially Begins Campaign

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Official kick-off today for the congressional campaign of Ron Kind's next opponent.   Sparta's Ray Boland makes his first run for office as a challenger for the eight term democratic incumbent.   Boland says he'll make tackling the federal deficit the number one focus of his campaign

 

 

Boland is a former commander of Fort McCoy and a former state Secretary of Veterans Affairs.

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Thursday, 26 January 2012 09:39

Wisconsinites Like Voter ID

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(AP) A new poll shows most people support a state law that requires voters to show photo identification at the ballot box starting next month. Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican-controlled Legislature passed the law last spring, saying it was needed to combat voter fraud even though there have been few instances reported in Wisconsin. Democrats have said the law will suppress the rights of minorities, senior citizens, students and the poor. Three lawsuits have been filed challenging the law. The Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday shows 66 percent of 701 registered voters favor the law. Thirty-two percent oppose it. The voters were polled by telephone Jan. 19-22. The poll has a 3.8 percentage-point margin of error.

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Thursday, 26 January 2012 09:39

Is Voter ID Coming To Iowa

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(AP) Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz plans to unveil a voter identification bill at Statehouse news conference.
Schultz, a Republican, has scheduled an announcement Thursday morning on a voter ID bill. The issue was central to his successful 2010 campaign for secretary of state. Critics of voter ID laws say they unfairly discourage voting by poor, minority and older voters who are less likely to have government issued identification. They also argue that voter fraud is rare. Some say the effort is a ploy to discourage voting by groups that tend to support Democratic candidates. Schultz has noted people have to show identification before boarding an airplane or checking into a hotel room. He says voting is important and requires similar precautions.

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