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Paul Ryan defends tax breaks for Foxconn at town hall

Tuesday, 22 August 2017
Paul Ryan defends tax breaks for Foxconn at town hall

Speaker's first town hall in district in nearly two years; questions were preselected 

Realtors not alarmed despite sluggish home sales pace

Tuesday, 22 August 2017
Realtors not alarmed despite sluggish home sales pace

Sales dropped by 9% in La Crosse County, 5% statewide 

Eclipse draws young and old to Riverside Park

Tuesday, 22 August 2017
Eclipse draws young and old to Riverside Park

Event considered most viewed and photographed in history 

Support for La Crosse's 1st "neighborhood greenway" at public meeting

Tuesday, 22 August 2017
Support for La Crosse's 1st "neighborhood greenway" at public meeting

Project on 17th to cost over $1 million 

Thursday - May 21, 2015 11:23 am

Lots Of Drugs Dropped Off

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The Wisconsin Legislature's budget-writing committee on Tuesday unveiled its long-anticipated funding plan related to education issues in the state for the next two years. The entire state spending plan is expected to pass the Joint Finance Committee next week, and then head to the Senate and Assembly for votes.

The education proposals unveiled Tuesday would:

Undo a $127 million cut in public school funding next year as proposed by Gov. Scott Walker, then add $100 per student in funding for the second year, an increase of about $69 million above current spending.

Lift a 1,000-student enrollment cap in the private school voucher program and create a new funding mechanism that mirrors the public school open enrollment program that allows students to attend another nearby public school. The change is expected to cost public schools about $48 million over the next two years. No more than 1 percent of a district's total number of students could enroll initially, but in 11 years there would be no limit.

Create a special needs voucher program for students with disabilities. The move is opposed by a coalition of disability rights groups because private schools don't have to provide the same services as required under federal law for special needs students in public school.

Require high school students to pass a civics test before graduation.

Allow home-schooled students and those attending private, virtual or charter schools to play sports and participate in extracurricular activities at their local public school.

Require all schools to be rated in report cards on a five-star system, rather than letter grades as Walker proposed. There would be no sanctions for low-performing schools, and a federal waiver would be requested to allow for schools to choose from between three to five standardized tests to measure the performance of students.

Create alternate paths for people to be licensed to teach, including those with experience in the fields of science, math and technology, even if they don't have a bachelor's degree.

Convert the worst-performing Milwaukee Public Schools into independent charter or private voucher schools under control of the county executive.

Prohibit the state superintendent from forcing local school districts to adopt Common Core academic standards.

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Wisconsin Fares Ok With Foster Children

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According to a new report, Wisconsin fares a bit better than the

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Wednesday - May 20, 2015 5:44 am

Dead Birds A Part Of The Minnesota Budget

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Minnesota researchers say, since the avian bird has hit that

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Forrest Hills A Money Pumper

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If some heavy criticism continues to pour into La Crosse city hall on the

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Richmond Shows Shelby Concern

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Plenty government leaders licking their chops over the prospect of valuable

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Wednesday - May 20, 2015 5:42 am

Bees And Butterflies Being Saved By Obama

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Bees and butterflies might have better luck in the near future. 

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Wednesday - May 20, 2015 5:41 am

Boys And Girls Club Starts A Diggin'

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A few Boys and Girls Club members in La Crosse got their hands a little dirty

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YMCA Expansion Begins Today

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The nearly 50-year-old YMCA along West Avenue in La Crosse is about to

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The Baseball Team That Almost Wasn't

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Back in 2009, the baseball program at UW-L was this close to being cut due to

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Better Foxconn deal needed for Wisconsin taxpayers

22 August 2017

If Foxconn comes to Wisconsin, it could provide a huge boost to the Wisconsin economy. But the word “could” needs to be spelled with a capital C. The deal the...

Radio, movies, music that were popular 53 years ago

Friday, 18 August 2017

In 1964, local radio stations broadcast lots of high school sports. WKTY in La Crosse was broadcasting the WIAA basketball playoffs at all four levels, from regional to state. In...

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