After months of deliberation, the school board voted Monday to reduce but not eliminate the cops in schools program.
Ahead of Monday’s vote, BIPOC students are calling on the school board to heed their call to end the cops in schools program, rather than reducing its size.
Activists are pushing Gov. Tony Evers to take executive action to reduce the state’s prison population, rather than waiting for Republicans to play ball.
Democrats need to invest in local organizing and pay attention to the economic pain in rural Wisconsin, says the party’s Dunn County chair.
The prison at Prairie du Chien is designed to house 326 prisoners, but had 500 last month. Now, over 400 have been infected with COVID-19 and one is dead.
Frustration at the district’s plan to reduce the number of School Resource Officers, rather than end the program completely, was expressed at Monday’s school board meeting.
Some La Crosse landlords are choosing to keep properties vacant because of the moratorium, while others are continuing to file evictions.
Non-union city employees will receive two raises of 2.75% in 2021, while the county is planning to spend $1.6 million on bonuses and raises for its employees.
A program that helped 865 local households who had lost income due to COVID-19 pay their rent has ended.
Police in La Crosse would get a 3% pay increase for each of the next three years under a proposed new union agreement.