Flottmeyer says the change is next logical step. Sooner or later, parking free on ...
McConnell still optimistic he'll get the 50 votes needed. WASHINGTON — In a bruising ...
Everhart denies abuse allegations made in anonymous near-viral social media posts. ...
Of those 22 million, 15 million would have no insurance next year. WASHINGTON — The ...
Police handed out more tickets than usual over weekend. If you're driving on Losey ...
  • Should LaCrosse Raise Taxes And Fees To Make Ramp Parking Free?
    • Votes: (0%)
    • Votes: (0%)
    Total Votes:
    First Vote:
    Last Vote:

    Comment

    Be the first to comment!

Utah lawsuits to test Trump's power to shrink national monuments

Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Utah lawsuits to test Trump's power to shrink national monuments

Bears Ears protects more than 100,000 archaeological sites.

Former Trump campaign chairman registers as foreign agent

Wednesday, 28 June 2017
Former Trump campaign chairman registers as foreign agent

Manafort received over $17 million from pro-Russian ruling party.

Wisconsin lawmakers reconsidering tollways to pay for road construction

Tuesday, 27 June 2017
Wisconsin lawmakers reconsidering tollways to pay for road construction

Onalaska Assemblyman Steve Doyle isn't on board.

City council member happy with decision making Losey 25 mph

Tuesday, 27 June 2017
City council member happy with decision making Losey 25 mph

Police have ticketed numerous people still doing over 40.

Wednesday - January 28, 2015 11:22 am

Davids Reacts to Governor's Budget Proposal

Written by

Governor Mark Dayton's $42 billion plus budget for the next two years was

Comment

Last modified on Monday - May 25, 2015 8:52 am
Wednesday - January 28, 2015 11:20 am

Doyle Has Concerns On UW System Cuts

Written by

State lawmaker Steve Doyle says when he taught classes at UW-L in the late

Comment

Last modified on Monday - May 25, 2015 8:52 am
Wednesday - January 28, 2015 10:46 am

Standoff Report; Officers Showed Restraint, Acted Honorably

Written by

Commendations could be on the way for three La Crosse police officers who

Comment

Last modified on Monday - May 25, 2015 8:52 am
Wednesday - January 28, 2015 10:45 am

Gundersen Tops List of Taxpayer Heavyweights Again

Written by
The few thousand dollars you pay in property taxes to the city of La

Comment

Last modified on Monday - May 25, 2015 8:52 am
Wednesday - January 28, 2015 10:45 am

Poage Park High on List of City's Park Priorities

Written by

On Steve Carlyon's big list of things to do this spring: Start work on the

Comment

Last modified on Monday - May 25, 2015 8:52 am
Tuesday - January 27, 2015 6:27 pm

Walker Wants To Make Sure Bucks Stay Here

Written by

No new taxes, no hole in the state budget, and no loss of Wisconsin's professional basketball team -- or the revenue they provide.

 

Those were the big talking points for Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Tuesday morning, as Walker outlined a plan to use NBA player tax revenues to finance $220 million in bonding for a new multi-purpose arena in downtown Milwaukee. In a short prepared presentation at the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, Walker noted that NBA players currently pay $6.52 million annually in state income taxes, and that the projected growth in player salaries (and thus tax collections) could finance the full $220 million in revenue bonds included in his new state budget. Central to that projected growth is the NBA's new nine-year, $24 billion TV deal starting in 2016, an agreement that will roughly triple the current $900 million in television money split among franchises.  Moreover, Walker also announced that if the team were ever sold during the tenor of the debt -- whether the franchise left Milwaukee or not -- the first draw on sale proceeds would go towards fully paying off the remaining debt obligation at that time.

 

Combined with the $250 million already pledged by current Bucks ownership and former owner Herb Kohl, Walker's proposed $220 million financing would put proposed project funding already in the vicinity of the $450 to $500 million estimated for a new arena. Not that anything is guaranteed: While Walker's proposal is included in the new state budget he's formally submitting this coming week, it would still require approval of the state legislature and thus will undoubtedly face challenges over the coming months.

 

Still, Walker's support, the packaging of the proposal and the sheer magnitude of the dollars being discussed should make this a banner day for Bucks fans. While the proposal is dependent on the league's continued growth, much of the short-term risk is mitigated by the league's new long-term TV deal, and ultimately this was always the cleanest way to use public funds without new taxes or a diversion of existing tax revenues.

 

Comment

Last modified on Monday - May 25, 2015 8:52 am
Tuesday - January 27, 2015 3:16 pm

Holmen Voters To See Two Ballot Questions In April

Written by

Holmen school district voters in April will be asked to pass two

Comment

Last modified on Monday - May 25, 2015 8:52 am
Tuesday - January 27, 2015 12:02 pm

Vinehout Asks Where The Money Will Come From

Written by

Democratic Party Chair of Wisconsin Mike Tate says Governor

Comment

Last modified on Monday - May 25, 2015 8:52 am
Tuesday - January 27, 2015 10:19 am

West Salem School District To Go Ahead With Referendum

Written by

A year ago, voters in West Salem shot down a multi-million dollar school

Comment

Last modified on Monday - May 25, 2015 8:52 am
Tuesday - January 27, 2015 10:15 am

Health Exchange Enrollments On Rise

Written by

The Obama administration and its partners are shifting into high gear in the

Comment

Last modified on Monday - May 25, 2015 8:52 am

Lower limit on Losey only?

28 June 2017

The lower limit on Losey leads to lament. Many drivers are upset that the city has chosen to lower the speed limit on Losey Boulevard. The new lower limit, 25...

Checking on the cops, 33 years ago

Wednesday, 28 June 2017

The CB radio fad may have been done by 1984, but special radios were still popular...especially police scanners, for people to listen to squad-car radios. Wettstein's in La Crosse was...

TWITTER FEED

1410 WIZM
Cars cost a lot of money. Use #WIZM to get your tweet on screen. Call 608.785.7914 https://t.co/gtcVoof1j3
1410 WIZM
Utah lawsuits to test Trump's power to shrink national monuments. Bears Ears protects more than 100,000... https://t.co/SWD05JPRdp
1410 WIZM
Yesterday in La Crosse, with Brad Williams: Scanners for sale https://t.co/WWazMbIvLJ
1410 WIZM
Onalaska Assemblyman Steve Doyle isn't on board, as Wisconsin lawmakers reconsider tollways to pay for road... https://t.co/sFAE2RpUVe
1410 WIZM
Former Trump campaign chairman registers as foreign agent. Paul Manafort received over $17 million from... https://t.co/T81P3eRcuM

MITCH REYNOLDS PODCASTS