Local News Briefs 9/4/14
Scott Walker says he’s not interested in pushing right to work legislation.
that right to work legislation will not be a legislative priority in a second
term, if he defeats Democrat Mary Burke in November. It’s not the first time
– the issue was raised during the recall campaign and again during the most
recent legislative session.
stopped short however, of definitively stating he’d veto such a bill if it were
to pass the legislature.
Walker will be in the area today.
is scheduled to be at Manowske Welding just before noon to take a tour of the
Honored By State Chamber
Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC), the State’s Chamber of Commerce, recently
honored Rep. Jeremy Thiesfeldt with the prestigious “Working for
award is given to legislators who stand up for jobs and improve the state’s
business climate by voting 80 percent or greater in support of the pro-jobs
position on the WMC legislative scorecard. WMC reports that Rep. Jeremy
Thiesfeldt voted 100 percent to support job-creating legislation
Ripon Story Walk Makes Debut
This month the Ripon
Library’s Story Walk will make its debut on the Northwestern Trail. The Friends
of the Ripon Public Library are funding the effort. City Administrator Lori
Rich says the Common Council recently gave their blessing to the effort, which
will allow residents to walk the trail and read a story a page at a time as
they follow the path. She says pages will be laminated and staked out one page
at a time along the trail so people can read it as they walk the trail. She
says the first story is about a puppy. She says the goal was to have the story
walk ready in time for Ripon’s Septemberfest celebration this month.
Man Hit By Car
A 71-year-old man was struck
by a car while trying to cross
The man hit was transported to
with multiple injuries. The accident
happened just before 9am.