Meeting takes place Tuesday at Viterbo
Event was almost cancelled a few weeks ago
Sometimes, when things are working well, you have to wonder why people want to change the way things work. Such is the case with lawmakers in Madison, who want to...
Gage Maurer has announced his candidacy for the City Council District 11 special election. He will be running in the recall election of City Council President Audrey Kader.
Maurer's decision to run for City Council is largely due to his concern in the current direction of the City Council. First he is concerned with the possible loss of the monthly Committee of the Whole meetings. Also, when regulations are unpredictable and unreasonable, like the recent sign ordinance, it creates an unfair burden on small businesses in La Crosse. Maurer said, "UW-La Crosse has consistently had representation on City Council; therefore, Viterbo should also have representation on City Council”. Because District 11 is predominantly made up of Viterbo University students, it seems fitting that a student from the district could fill the position. For example, the UW-La Crosse campus was allowed an exemption from alternate-side parking restrictions while Viterbo was not.
Maurer is currently a sophomore business management major at Viterbo University. He is a member of the National Society of Leadership, Students in Free Enterprise, a founding member of an on campus political organization, and as a current member of the Viterbo University Men's Golf Team, he is a representative on the Student Athletes Advisory Committee. He has also been on the University Dean's List each semester and works as a university tutor.
Bob Anderson is one of the people behind the widely popular Decorah
Instead of attending parties or watching football games, members of Congress spent their New Year's holiday trying to dodge a financial disaster.
Both the Senate and House voted yesterday to avoid that dreaded "fiscal cliff," even though the apparent deadline had passed. Congressman Ron Kind of La Crosse says, let's not do that again, calling last-minute late-night votes a "lousy way" to run a country.
Kind tells us that letting taxes rise for many families might have pushed the country into a long recession.
The list of candidates in a special recall election in La Crosse now includes Audrey Kader, and...well, that's it.
The filing deadline for the January 29th recall race in the 11th Council district is 5 p.m. today. But by late this morning, no challengers to Kader had filed papers in the city clerk's office. Local tea party members are backing the recall drive against the city council president, claiming that Kader wants to keep the public from speaking out at council meetings. Potential candidates were not able to start collecting signatures until late last week.