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AP sources: Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law

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AP sources: Senate GOP health bill would reshape Obama law

More than half a dozen GOP senators have expressed problems with the measure.

Viterbo receives $1.64 million grant for Nursing College

Thursday, 22 June 2017
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La Crosse GOP chair relieved Senators finally revealing health care bill

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La Crosse GOP chair relieved Senators finally revealing health care bill

Bill Feehan says Rep. have had 7 years to figure out repeal and replace.

Tuesday - February 23, 2010 6:36 pm

Historic Veto Override Fails

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It looks like the governor will go on appointing Wisconsin's chief outdoors leader.

The state Assembly has failed to override Gov. Jim Doyle's veto of a bill that would have stripped governors of their power to appoint the Department of Natural Resources secretary. The bill would have handed appointment power instead to the Natural Resoruces Board, a citizen panel that controls DNR policy.

The bill's supporters claimed board appointment would keep politics out of conservation decisions. Doyle countered the DNR is stronger and more accountable with the governor clearly behind its leader.

A successful override takes a two-thirds vote of members present. With 96 representatives voting Tuesday, an override would have taken 64 votes. Democrats who introduced the bill could muster only 58 votes.

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Tuesday - February 23, 2010 6:36 pm

You Gave Me Promises, Promises

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Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker is offering a bold promise of jobs for the state if he's elected governor.

The Republican says the state's business climate is hurting because of too much government interference. He says his six-step plan will bring 250,000 jobs and 10,000 new businesses to the state by 2015.

Walker's plan includes lowering taxes, limiting regulations and improving health care and infrastructure.

Walker spoke Tuesday at the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce business day in Madison. He offered few specifics of his plan, saying he wanted to introduce the key points now and will revisit them in coming weeks.

Earlier Tuesday his Democratic rival, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, pledged to attract employers through tax credits for job creation

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Tuesday - February 23, 2010 1:40 pm

CITY CENSUS COMMITTEE

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FOR DECADES, 50-THOUSAND HAS BEEN A MAGIC NUMBER FOR THE CITY OF LA CROSSE.

CITY LEADERS OFTEN POINT OUT THAT KEEPING LA CROSSE'S POPULATION ABOVE 50-THOUSAND MAKES THE COMMUNITY ELIGIBLE FOR ALL SORTS OF GOVERNMENT HELP. THAT'S WHY THOSE LEADERS WANT AN ACCURATE CENSUS COUNT THIS YEAR. TODAY, A SPECIAL COMMITTEE PROMOTING THE CENSUS MET AT LA CROSSE CITY HALL TALKED ABOUT WAYS TO GET PEOPLE TO FILL OUT CENSUS FORMS. JUST FOUR YEARS AGO, LA CROSSE'S ESTIMATED POPULATION WAS LESS THAN 300 ABOVE THE 50-THOUSAND MARK...AND THE POPULATION DROPPED BELOW 50-THOUSAND IN THE 1980'S.

 

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Tuesday - February 23, 2010 1:33 pm

HUMAN WALL PLANNED ALONG RIVER

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IF YOU HAVE AN IDEA ON HOW LA CROSSE CAN PREVENT FUTURE RIVER DEATHS, THERE WILL BE A CHANCE TO SPEAK OUT THIS WEEKEND.

A COMMUNITY GATHERING IS PLANNED THIS SUNDAY AT NOON IN RIVERSIDE PARK, WHERE CITIZENS CAN TALK ABOUT THE DROWNINGS FROM THE RECENT PAST. ORGANIZER PAULA HOMP HAS A PERSONAL INTEREST IN THE DROWNINGS.  HER BROTHER DROWNED IN THE MISSISSIPPI AT LA CROSSE IN 1986, AND HE HAD BEEN DRINKING.  PEOPLE ATTENDING A TOWN MEETING AFTER THE JARED DION DROWNING IN 2004 MADE SEVERAL ANGRY ACCUSATIONS TOWARD CITY POLICE. PAULA IS ASKING THOSE WHO ATTEND SUNDAY'S EVENT TO BE CIVIL AND AVOID CONFRONTATION.

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Tuesday - February 23, 2010 11:40 am

Onalaska tourism

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The area still has a lot to attract tourists.  But, the economic recession has definitely had an impact on local tourism numbers.  The city of Onalaska was looking at taking another hit this year when Sunfish Days was cancelled.  It looks like their will be some events at the Omni Center to attract visitors according to Onalaska Tourism Director Jean Lunde.  There will be a carnival and their could be some outdoor activities as well.  Possibly an outdoor concert.  Lunde says the Mississippi River continues to attract international visitors.  Even during the economic downturn.

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Tuesday - February 23, 2010 11:25 am

Correction

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Last week, WIZM News reported on a story about an electronic monitoring bracelet that was found in a local grocery store. It appears someone who was being electronically monitored cut off the bracelet, and is now a wanted fugitive. WIZM erroneously mis-identified the name of the person police are looking for. WIZM misread the police report, and in fact police are looking for a man named Jason Goth. WIZM News works hard to be accurate, but in this case we made a mistake, and for that we sincerely apologize.

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Monday - February 22, 2010 10:06 pm

MAN CHARGED WITH SEX ABUSE OF CHILD

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A 30-YEAR-OLD MAN FROM FRENCH ISLAND FACES SERIOUS SEX-RELATED CHARGES, INVOLVING A YOUNG CHILD.

RAYMOND SMITH JUNIOR HAS BEEN JAILED FOR FIRST-DEGREE SEXUAL ASSAULT OF A GIRL UNDER 12, AND FOR CAUSING BODILY HARM. INVESTIGATORS SAY SMITH CAUSED INJURY TO THE GIRL'S PRIVATE PARTS WITH A PAIR OF PLIERS. THE CHARGES DATE BACK TO LAST SUMMER, WHEN THE CHILD WAS FIVE YEARS OLD. DEFENSE ATTORNEY SEAN O'NEILL ARGUED THAT SMITH SHOULD NOT BE KEPT IN JAIL, BECAUSE HE HAS NOT FLED, AND HE CAN'T EARN A LIVING IF HE'S IN JAIL.  JUDGE RAMONA GONZALEZ SET SMITH'S BOND AT 10-THOUSAND DOLLARS CASH. IF HE'S RELEASED FROM JAIL, SMITH CANNOT HAVE CONTACT WITH ANY MINORS.

 

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Monday - February 22, 2010 10:04 pm

FEINGOLD STILL BACKS HEALTH REFORM

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HE THOUGHT THE HEALTH CARE FIGHT WAS WRAPPED UP LAST CHRISTMAS EVE...

SENATOR RUSS FEINGOLD OF WISCONSIN SAYS THAT'S WHY HE DIDN'T INCLUDE HEALTH CARE REFORM ON A LIST OF HIS PRIORITIES FOR 2010. BUT FEINGOLD'S LEADING REPUBLICAN OPPONENT HAS SEIZED ON THAT LIST. TERRENCE WALL ACCUSES DEMOCRAT FEINGOLD OF PRETENDING HE DOESN'T BACK THE HEALTH CARE BILL ANY MORE, IN ORDER TO GET RE-ELECTED. NOT SO FAST, SAYS FEINGOLD.  THE THREE-TERM SENATOR TELLS LA CROSSE REPORTERS THAT THE RIGHT PUBLIC OPTION IN THE HEALTH BILL COULD SAVE THE COUNTRY A LOT OF MONEY.

 

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Monday - February 22, 2010 6:52 pm

Override Attempt Today For Doyle Veto of DNR Bill

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This could be a pretty big day for Wisconsin governor Doyle. The governor faces a veto override attempt in an assembly controlled by his party. La Crosse county conservation alliance chair Marc Schultz is hopeful for success on the override attempt. The governor vetoed a bill that would have restored DNR secretary appointment power to the state's natural resources board. The bill is a big step, says Schultz, towards making the agency more responsive and more accountable to the people. Governors of Wisconsin have had DNR appointment power since the mid nineties. Doyle has long favored giving that power back to the resources board but changed his mind last spring.

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Monday - February 22, 2010 6:51 pm

Four Guys, One River, One Night Downtown

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You'd probably have fewer people falling in the Mississippi if fewer people would stumble drunkenly to the river. One La Crosse officer this week-end corralled not one, not two, but four guys dangerously inebriated, teetering and wandering in a somewhat disoriented fashion near Riverside park after a night downtown. Two of the guys heading in the wrong direction were more than happy to accept the cop's offer of assistance and were glad to have her call a cab for them. Two of them, apparently, weren't so happy to be knocked off their desired path to the water's edge. One of them, after getting repeated chances to walk away peacefully, wound up getting busted for disorderly conduct.

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