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Week number two now for absentee voting for the upcoming recall elections. We checked in with La Crosse City Clerk, Teri Lehrke, on the response so far.
Lehrke says in the meantime they continue to process written requests and permanent absentee ballots for those that can't get out. Wisconsin's primary is next Tuesday.
Maybe more time for a special committee coming up with new rules for electronic billboards in La Crosse. This week, the city council begins the process of extending a moratorium on new electronic signs while a sign committee continues its work. End result? Good question, says sign committee member and city councilman, Jim Bloedorn
The current moratorium on electronic signs has been in place for almost a year.
Most in his party didn't like the stand he took on a mining bill this year, but Richland Center republican state senator Dale Schultz has been awarded for that stand. The Wisconsin Wildlife Federation has given Schultz and two others the group's Conservationist of the Year Award for sticking by their principles to block a mining bill in the state despite political pressure to do otherwise.
Schultz says he's honored by the award. And the criticism from within his own party? Part of the game of politics, he says.
(AP) The pressure is building on Minnesota legislators as they enter what could be the final week of session. Legislators so far have little to show for their work, but that could change rapidly. A new session for the Minnesota Vikings, borrowing for construction projects and tax changes are the major issues in play heading into Monday's floor sessions. The stadium bill has been the most-watched issue of the session. Gov. Mark Dayton has pushed hard for a $1 billion project on the site of the current Metrodome that would guarantee the Vikings' future in Minnesota for the next 30 years. The proposal has limped through several committees bu hasn't had floor votes yet.
AP- The Dubuque Community School Board has scheduled a special meeting on whether to consider firing Superintendent Larie Godinez. Godinez has led the district since 2009. The meeting is scheduled for Monday night. Board President Craig Beytien says the board will either accept or reject taking the next step toward terminating her contact. Beytien says the board would not make a final decision on Godinez's employment until there has been a hearing before the board or an administrative law judge. Beytien would not discuss the complaints against Godinez other than saying there are no allegations of illegality. Godinez declined to comment to The Associated Press on Monday.