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La Crosse admin. Jane Klekamp on 2024 county budget, childcare funding and some civics lessons

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La Crosse County Administrator Jane Klekamp in the WIZM studio on Aug. 22, 2023, for La Crosse Talk PM.

La Crosse County administrator Jane Klekamp in the WIZM studio Tuesday for La Crosse Talk PM to discuss the 2024 budget, as well as some recent county board actions, including child card grant funding just approved.


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.


Began the show, though, with a little civics lesson on just how something makes it to the La Crosse County agenda. After that, we discussed recent board actions, including the $500,000 child care grant funding, a pilot housing program called “Family Keys” for welfare-engaged families, as well as some added road use for ATVs and pulling weeds in Lake Onalaska.

After that, we discussed the 2024 budget, which should be around $200 million and just how that process works. Ended the show talking about the recent broadband committee and where the DEI consultant is at with her county study. 

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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