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Trempealeau County DA could go full-time - La
Crosse Tribune, June 30, 2007
Trempealeau County's district attorney could become a full-time position
under a proposal the state Senate approved this week as part of the
2007-2009 Wisconsin budget.
State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, D-Alma, said the Senate supported her
amendment to fund the move.
Even though the county's population is greater than 22 other rural counties
that have full-time DAs, Trempealeau County is among only five counties in
Wisconsin with a part-time position, Vinehout said in a press release.
Currently, the county's DA is limited to 24 hours a week, while the office's
assistant district attorney is full time, Vmehout said.
District Attorney Jeri Marsolek, a finalist for La Crosse County district
attorney, has said the position needs to be expanded to properly serve the
Trempealeau County Circuit Judge John Damon welcomed the news and said the
move will greatly improve the county's criminal justice system.
Pass Revised Iraq Accountability Act May 11, 2007
Since Bush vetoed the Iraq Accountability Act, House Democrats have worked
round-the-clock to fund our troops with oversight and accountability. On
Thursday they passed HR 2206 by a vote of 221-205.
Administration Withheld Emails about Rove May 10, 2007
The Bush administration may have deliberately withheld emails from Congress
that would have revealed just how deeply Karl Rove was involved in
Attorneygate. An anonymous senior official leaked damning emails today to
reporters that reveal a highly orchestrated cover-up by the White House and
Governor Doyle Unveils WisconsinCare May 9, 2007
MADISON - Governor Jim Doyle today unveiled WisconsinCare, a new program to
provide seniors with access to life-saving prescription drugs at a price
they can afford, without all the complications and donut holes found in
Medicare Part D. Last month, the Bush Administration denied Governor Doyle's
request to continue SeniorCare, Wisconsin's successful prescription drug
program for seniors. WisconsinCare, which will also provide access to
affordable prescription drugs for people with disabilities, will be
available starting January 1, 2008 and will replace the current SeniorCare
program, which has been extended until the end of the year.
Governor Doyle's Statement on Expected Spike in Gas Prices This Summer
May 8, 2007
U.S. Department of Energy Releases Energy Price Forecast
Following the release of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)-Energy
Information Administration's short-term energy price forecast today,
Governor Doyle made the following statement:
If these predictions from the federal government hold true, big oil
companies will be squeezing Wisconsin families this summer just as they have
Americans Trust Democrats on Iraq War Policy Apr. 18, 2007
A new Washington Post-ABC News poll of 1,141 adults shows that 58 percent of
Americans trust the Democrats in Congress to do a better job handling the
situation in Iraq, compared to only 33 percent who trust President Bush.
This number has grown since February, when polls showed that 54 percent of
Americans trusted the Democrats in Congress more than Bush.
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