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LA CROSSE TALK PM: La Crosse Democratic Party chair Garcia on Van Orden bills, budget surplus, electric snow shovels



La Crosse County Democratic Party chair William Garcia in the WIZM studio Wednesday for La Crosse Talk PM to discuss Derrick Van Orden proposals, billions in budget surplus and electric snow shovels.

La Crosse Talk PM airs weekdays at 5:06 p.m. Listen on the WIZM app, online here, or on 92.3 FM / 1410 AM / 106.7 FM (north of Onalaska). Find all the podcasts here or subscribe to La Crosse Talk PM wherever you get your podcasts.

The big topic of the day was Garcia revealing he’ll be using his electric snow shovel — or “power broom” as we learned — as we get set for snow-pocalypse 2023.

Politically, we spent some time on three proposals offered by freshman US House Rep., Republican Derrick Van Orden of Wisconsin’s 3rd District, which includes the La Crosse area.

We also compared and contrasted what Wisconsin and Minnesota will do with their billion-dollar budget surpluses — Wisconsin’s projected over $6.6 billion, while Minnesota is three times that at $17.6 billion. 

Some sidebar topics included the New York US House Rep. George Santos and a giant discovery 35,000 feet below the sea in the Mariana Trench.

Host of WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM | University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point graduate | Hometown: Greenville, Wis | Avid noonball basketball player and sand volleyballer in La Crosse

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