Other news this morning...
U-W La Crosse hosted two debates last night.
between candidates for two state assembly seats.
In Wisconsin's 94th district.
Incumbent democrat Steve Doyle of Onalaska is running
for his second full term.
HIs republican challenger is Tracie Happel Hop-el
also from Onalaska.
The candidates were asked about how they would work
with other members from across the aisle if elected.
They were also asked about their stance on medical
marijuana...which Doyle supports.
and Happel Hop-el says is up to the public.
And the candidates have opposing views when it comes
especially the state's private school voucher program.
We choose out doctors, we choose our dentists, we
choose our attorneys, we should be able to choose
our schools and vouchers allow us to do that.
D 94TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT INCUMBENT
We have one public school system that we are paying
for right now, we cannot afford to pay for two school
The second debate was between candidates for the 96th
which covers Crawford and Vernon counties.
as well as parts of Monroe County.
Republican incumbent Lee Nerison of Westby is running
for a sixth term.
His democratic challenger is Pete Flesch of Soldier's
They agreed on the need for more funding for rural
One of the issues they disagreed on.
was Wisconsin's minimum wage.
Lee: We need to focus on job creation and growing
the economy and getting them into higher paying jobs.
So I think we have to work on getting better jobs
out there and get it going from there and get them
into jobs that are better paying
D 96TH ASSEMBLY DISTRICT CANDIDATE
Flesh: These are folks that when you put somemore
money in their pockets they're going to go to town
and spend it, they're going to use it to create new
opportunities for themselves, they can take better
vcare of their kids.
I think it's the right thing to do.