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The latest from city hall in La Crosse: not taking your money. At least not yet. The city appears headed to a second year of holding off on a planned sewer rate increase. No need for the money, says water utility manager Mark Johnson, since he has money to work on current projects
The city has two planned sewage rate increases left in a three year plan.
After more than two months, the investigation of two high-ranking city hall employees in La Crosse has yet to be wrapped up. Municipal prosecutor Pete Kisken and Community development administrator, Lianna Kisken were escorted from city hall at the end of May and have remained on administrative leave since. The city's human resources department confirms for us this week that the two are still being investigated but hasn't said for what. Both continue to draw about six thousand dollars a month in salary while on leave.
Getting from here to there by bike on the northside of La Crosse could become much easier in a couple years. A project that's been on the drawing board for more than a decade for a bike and pedestrian bridge to cross the BNSF rail yard on the northside is heading for a start date. Planning for the bridge began at least a dozen years ago but ran into opposition from the rail company and then a complete redesign when BNSF decided it needed room to expand in the future. Now, that redesign is done. Funding's approved. And city engineer Randy Turtenwald expects to break ground on the 4.3 million dollar bridge next year.
Pro-life activists are calling Barack Obama the most pro-abortion president ever...and they claim he'd be even worse in a second term.
Members of a pro-life campaign are traveling to key swing states, asking people to back anti-abortion candidates for president and U-S Senate. Jill Stanek is a nurse from Illinois who says that when Obama was a State Senator, he voted against pro-life measures that would protect live children who survived abortions.
The 'Women Speak Out' tour held a rally at Riverside Park in La Crosse today...saying Wisconsin's Tammy Baldwin is one of five Senate candidates they're trying to defeat.