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Two referendums — road funding, marijuana legalization — being considered by county board



Highway money and marijuana both could come up for votes in La Crosse County during the November election.

The county’s executive committee is recommending a two-option referendum on highways, seeking public opinion on a wheel tax or a property tax increase.

The wheel tax idea has been voted down by the board in the past.

Meanwhile, the county is still trying to get the legislature to pass a premier resort area tax (PRAT), which would be charged to many types of businesses.

The other proposed referendum would ask state lawmakers to consider making marijuana use legal in Wisconsin.

Both referendum ideas could be voted on by the county board at its next meeting on Thursday.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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