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Wednesday, 25 January 2012 14:00

Shilling Votes In Favor Of School Restraint Bill

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Wisconsin senators voted Tueaday to limit the ability of public school teachers and staff members to physically restrain or seclude unruly students. The measure was sent to the Assembly on a voice vote. La Crosse Senator, Jennifer Shilling, voted for the measure.

Advocates for special needs’ children pursued the bill, which bans certain types of restraints and allows other restraints and time outs to be ordered by trained personnel with positive reinforcements.

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Wednesday, 25 January 2012 13:46

State Of The State Tonight

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(AP) Gov. Scott Walker plans to announce he will create a new task force to eliminate waste and fraud in the state. In remarks prepared for his second State of the State speech Wednesday night, Walker touts a commission he formed last year to identify waste, fraud and abuse in state government. He says the commission identified more than $400 million in savings. The governor says eliminating waste, fraud and abuse is one of his top priorities. He says he will form the Waste, Fraud and Abuse Elimination Task Force and ask it to follow through on the first commission's report

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Wednesday, 25 January 2012 13:45

Thompson Has Name Recognition

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(AP) A new poll shows ex-Gov. Tommy Thompson has the highest name recognition and the most favorable ratings in Wisconsin's U.S. Senate race. But the Marquette University Law School poll released Wednesday shows the public is largely unfamiliar with the candidates who want to replace retiring Democratic Sen. Herb Kohl. The poll shows 49 percent think favorably of Thompson compared to 31 percent who don't. Other Republicans include former U.S. Rep. Mark Neumann, who has a 27 percent favorable rating and 18 percent unfavorable. Fifteen percent view Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald favorably, while 18 percent were unfavorable. Democratic Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin had a 23 percent favorable rating compared to 21 percent unfavorable. The 701 registered voters were polled by phone Jan. 19-22. The poll has a 3.8 percentage-point margin of error.

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Wednesday, 25 January 2012 13:45

Lockdown In All Minnesota Prisons

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(AP) All 9,500 inmates in Minnesota's prison system were on a roughly 24 lockdown while authorities conducted a takedown of alleged members of the Native Mob gang. Authorities say the prisoners were confined to their cells from 4 a.m. Tuesday until 5 a.m. Wednesday and weren't allowed outside contact. Department of Corrections spokesman John Schadl says the lockdown involved all state prisons. U.S. Attorney's Office spokeswoman Jeanne Cooney says a recently unsealed indictment charges 24 alleged gang members with conspiracy to participate in racketeering and other charges. Some defendants were already in custody on other charges and had to be re-arrested. But six were arrested Tuesday. Six more remain at large. Schadl says the lockdown protected the safety of those making arrests and ensured word about the takedown didn't get out.

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Wednesday, 25 January 2012 13:44

Latest Wisconsin Unemployment Numbers

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(AP) Unemployment rates either dropped or held their own in nine of Wisconsin's 12 metro areas in December. That is according to a report released Wednesday by the state Department of Workforce Development. Of the state's 31 largest cities, the report says unemployment rates either dropped or remained unchanged in 28 of them.

 

 

However, unemployment rates increased in 44 of the state's 72 counties. Racine had the highest unemployment rate of any city at 11.2 percent, down slightly from 11.8 percent in November. Beloit was second at 11.1 percent. Door County had the highest county unemployment rate at 11.7 percent followed by Bayfield County at 11.3 percent. In the larger metro areas, only Appleton, Eau Claire and La Crosse had increases in unemployment rates.

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Wednesday, 25 January 2012 09:02

Kind Comments On Obamas Speech

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President Barack Obama, in a speech that amounted to a nationally televised kickoff to his re-election campaign, presented the country with a populist economic vision last night.  And in attendance at the joint session of Congress was Congressman Ron Kind. The La Crosse Democrat talked with WIZM news after the speech and he said jobs and the economy have to come first.

Kind said said the No Child Left Behind Act has to be fixed and he agreed on some facets of the health care reform law. Kind says the biggest thing that needs to happen is lawmakers from both sides of the table have got to come together to work on some of the nations's biggest problems. 

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Wednesday, 25 January 2012 09:01

Mining Road Damage In Monroe County

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Western Wisconsin is in the midst of a land rush — call it a sand rush — fueled by exploding nationwide demand for fine silica sand used in hydraulic fracturing. And as more and more people learn what it is that frac sand mining is.....more concerns are coming out. One is the impact on county roads after tons of the wanted sand are hauled away from mining sites. In Monroe County, Highway Commissioner, Jack Dittmar, says they are used to it.

One active site near Oakdale in Monroe County, owned by FracTech Services of Brady, Texas, has had some county roads tear apart already. Dittmar says that company has already paid for the road damages and has agreed to pay all damage in the future.

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La Crosse voters won't get a say on billboards this spring. 

Two advisory referendum questions were poised to go on the ballot in April regarding billboards. One question asked whether electronic billboards should be banned altogether..  Another whether there were simply too many billboards in the city.  Both of those questions, along with one dealt with the size of the city council, were vetoed by Mayor Matt Harter last week.  In a special city council meeting last night, the city council failed to overturn vetoes on the billboard referendums or the one on the city council size.  Voters will still get a binding referendum in April that asks whether the city should essentially change its form of government and hire a top city administrator. 

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Tuesday, 24 January 2012 18:08

Minnesota Lawmakers Get Down To Business Sorta

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 (AP) Minnesota lawmakers are off and running in the 2012 legislative session. The state House and Senate convened at noon Tuesday for short sessions. They were limited to ceremonial and organizational business. Gov. Mark Dayton is hosting a reception for lawmakers and their families later in the afternoon. Dayton says a few of his top legislative priorities for the year are legislation to boost jobs and lower the state unemployment rate, and a Vikings stadium bill. While the Senate opened with lawmakers paying tribute to bipartisanship, Republicans and Democrats in that chamber quickly clashed over a majority Republican move to cut the staff budget for Democrats. Lawmakers were also greeted in the Capitol rotunda by several hundred chanting protesters from the Occupy Wall Street movement.

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