Politicians battled for your vote in La Crosse today.
The La Crosse Area Chamber of Commerce invited those
running for area state legislative offices to take
part in a business forum this morning.
Candidates introduced themselves and took questions
from the audience with a
focus on how to balance regulations
between small and large businesses.
Wisconsin's State Senate Minority Leader Jennifer
Shilling says state leadership should focus on providing
help to would-be entrepreneurs.
We need to look and provide the tools to small businesses
and entrepreneurs, if it's capital, if it's resources,
if it's mentors, for these small businesses to develop
into medium-sized businesses, and for entrepreneurs
who take this risk to be able to feel that they can
do that because there is support out there for them.
Shilling's challenger Dan Kapanke agrees small businesses
and entrepreneurs should be a focus within the state.
He says Wisconsin already has the ability to sustain
We have a lot of startups, 52-thousand I believe so
far this year, of small companies.
This is a good thing, and this is the climate that
we want for the tax base, for the worker, the wage-earner.
We need jobs here in Wisconsin and we have the climate
to do it.
We need to market that.
We'll hear from incumbent Steve Doyle and his challenger
Julian Bradley coming up on News 8 at 6.