City council will vote on change next week
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...
He thought he was going to a meeting about Freedom Honor Flights...
But Steve Christiansen learned a few months ago that an important job was waiting for him...Commodore of La Crosse's Riverfest.
Christiansen is the C-E-O of Merchants Bank in La Crosse and Onalaska, and moved to La Crosse from Caledonia less than 10 years ago. He and his wife Pat were introduced as the newest presiding couple of Riverfest today...about a month-and-a-half before the July 3rd start of the yearly festival at La Crosse's Riverside Park.
READ AFTER NOON!
A new Minnesota Vikings Stadium bill was signed at noon today....and Winona Republican Senator, Jeremy MIller, was asked who will all benefit from the building of a new stadium.
Also, the Minneapolis City Council still needs to vote to approve its share of the stadium financing. The city's contribution is expected to be $150 million for construction and another $189 million for operating costs over the life of the deal, not including interest payments. Governor Mark Dayton's signature on the bill kickstarts a 30 day timeline for the council to give its approval.
As the Republican State Convention ended yesterday in Green Bay, Senate Candidate, Bill Feehan, said the GOP walked away with a sence of urgency to get people to the polls. We asked him if the recall eelction of Governor Scott Walker was Barret vs. Walker or the State of Wisconsin versus Walker.
House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan told the Green Bay convention on Saturday night that apathy will lose those contests against Governor Scott Walker and five other officials. The election is set for June 5th.
The state received $897 million from the federal government to operate Family Care in Fiscal Year 2011, and if the state doesn't respond to the fed's by today about the program, State Senator, Jennifer Shilling of the state's finance committee, says those dollars could be gone.
Last summer, Governot Scott Walker and legislative Republicans capped Family
Care enrollment without permission from the federal government. The
cap was finally lifted April 3rd, but in a letter dated March 28th, federal officials directed DHS to comply with other specified conditions by today, or risk jeopardizing federal funds for Family Care.
U.S. Representative Ron Kind opposed a Republican
budget reconciliation bill last week that he says will hurt children and seniors. Kind says now, with their feet to the fire, the Republicans, who authored the original bill, are changing the rules and doing everything they can to protect the defense budget, tax breaks for the wealthy, and subsidies for big oil by gouging programs for women, children and seniors. He says this is unacceptable.
The senate gets it's first look at the bill this week after it barely passed the house last week.
Let the responses roll in. Survey's sent out by the La Crosse School District are slowly but surely coming in.
Superintendent, Randy Nelson, says 27 thousand letters went out a week ago. That survey asks whether the District should update both North side elementary schools or just add onto Franklin Elementary School instead. You can answer the survey anonymously. You'll have until May 21st to respond.
The famous 'Miranda warning' given during an arrest requires police to tell suspects that they have the right to get an attorney before questioning.
That right to a lawyer could have an effect on the reckless homicide case of Cain Moss in La Crosse County. Moss is one of two people accused of giving a fatal dose of drugs to a local man last summer. The other suspect, Christina Lorenz, has pled guilty and will be sentenced in July. Moss's attorney wants some of her client's statements to police to be suppressed during trial, because there wasn't a lawyer present. And those statements could include information on where police could find the hidden body of victim Anthony DuCharme. No trial date has been set for Moss. A judge could rule on the admission of those statements within a few weeks.
The La Crosse Loggers and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse have announced an agreement in principle to provide for the long term financial stability of the UW-La Crosse baseball program and to raise funds needed for enhancement to the baseball facilities at city owned Copeland Park.
Logger Owner, Dan Kapanke. As part of their new partnership with UW La Crosse, the Loggers have committed to making an annual donation to the University sufficient in size to cover the baseball program’s yearly fundraising needs. Also under the agreement, UW-La Crosse will assist the Loggers in raising funds to pay for $650 thousand in proposed improvements to Copeland Park which includes including installation of an artificial turf infield surface, addition of a video board, and construction of batting cages. In exchange for its fundraising assistance, UW-La Crosse could begin to play its home baseball schedule at Copeland Park, possibly as early as the 2013 season