Bridge over St. Croix River closer to approval
An effort to get a federal law waived so construction of a new bridge on the St. Croix River can proceed received its first vote Wednesday. The U.S. House Natural Resources committee voted 30 to 14 to exempt the new bridge from the Federal Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.
WisPolitics: Kind says Congress should find common ground on jobs bill
Kind told Gousha that President Barack Obama’s "American Jobs Act'' came from ideas that had support from both parties in the past, adding that any objections are due to politics and not policy differences. Kind conceded that finding ways to pay for the bill will be challenging.
In his boots: New traveling exhibit lets kids dress like Civil War Soilders
As for Jane Beseler, assistant director of the La Crosse Historical Society, she was inspired by the encounter to put together a traveling Civil War trunk just waiting for a teacher to request that it visit her school. “That’s just a pet project of mine,” she said, “because it’s such a good way to learn history. Eventually, I would like to have a traveling …
Disabled STEM students to benefit from $415,000 federal grant
U.S. Rep. Ron Kind, D-La Crosse, congratulated the researchers on obtaining the NSF grant, adding, “Jobs in science, technology, engineering and math are the jobs of the future. It is essential that we continue to support these studies. I’m pleased to see this specific funding for continued research in STEM studies and the ways in which we can maximize learning for …
Dont cut the lifeline for rural America
In the coming weeks the Wisconsin Farmers Union, Center for Rural Affairs, and the UW Extension–Jackson are hosting two forums with U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-La Crosse) to discuss area needs and hopes for the next Farm Bill.