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Some participants worried about tampering with a 70-year-old program that has provided security for millions of people. Others said they and their families would be better off if they were allowed to privately invest at least some of the money they now contribute to Social Security. Attendance at Congressman Ron Kind's Tuesday morning forum on Social Security went beyond standing-room-only as late-arriving listeners crowded outside the door attempting to hear the exchange.
St. Croix County and its insurance company have paid $60,000 to settle a federal lawsuit brought by a young woman who claimed she was illegally searched in the county jail when she was 16. This settlement - paid to Jessie Cramer, Hudson - comes nearly a year after St. Croix and its insurance company paid almost $7 million to settle a class action lawsuit involving about 2,000 people who were allegedly illegally strip searched in the jail. A copy of the Cramer settlement agreement was received last week through an open records request.
Last week the St. Croix County Board gave its Transportation Committee authority to buy land in the Deer Park area for a gravel pit and new shop. The committee is authorized to spend up to $100,000.
By tapping fund balances and taking advantage of property taxes generated by new construction, the St. Croix County Board was able last Thursday to adopt its lowest mill rate in over 30 years. The county property tax will be $3.25 per $1,000 of property value.
Hudson native Kitty Rhoades defeated Democratic challenger Tom Parent Tuesday to earn a fourth term in the Wisconsin Assembly. Rhoades, a former teacher and chamber of commerce president, has represented the 30th District since she was first elected in 1998. Unofficial results show she carried St. Croix County by nearly a 6,000-vote margin. At 1 a.m.
Representatives of the Hudson library and fire boards are eyeing county-owned land as sites for a new library and fire hall.
St. Croix County Board members voted last week to oppose proposals that would amend the state constitution to add formulas to limit annual spending increases for all levels of state government. Finance Committee Chairman Ralph Swenson said the resolution offered by the Wisconsin Counties Association and adopted by the St.