Remember when Governor Walker invited lawmakers of both parties to a cookout after the June recall election?
He's doing the same sort of thing during the football season, bringing Democrats and Republicans to the governor's residence to tailgate before a ball game. Onalaska rep Steve Doyle is on the guest list this Saturday, for a party to watch the Badgers play against Utah State. Democrat Doyle doesn't expect a lot of political talk at that party. but he is encouraged by Walker's efforts to bring members of the two parties together. Doyle tells us he has been trying to promote bipartisanship since joining the Assembly last year.
A La Crosse attorney has been named to chair a branch of the state bar association...
Bernardo Cueto will head the bar's Civil Rights and Liberties section. It's regarded as a recognition of Cueto's criminal defense work and his participation in civil rights cases. Cueto says the appointment will mean more work, but also more involvement in the area of the law that's his specialty. Cueto has been representing a local watchdog group in its ethics complaint against La Crosse County Administrator Steve O'Malley.
La Crosse still has one of the highest city property tax rate in the state among larger cities