From a story on WXOW News 19, La Crosse:

While President Elect Obama won’t take the oath of office until January 20th, some local politicians already see some changes.

The Governor has been asked to work with county officials to find ways to make La Crosse more energy efficient and bring more jobs to the area.

Today County Administrator Steve O’Malley met with the Joint Committee on Sustainability.

They discussed a number of green projects for the county if Obama’s Federal Stimulus Plan passes.

They primarily focused on three solar hot water projects.

The proposed design would add solar panels to the county jail, and county nursing homes.

If the county can get federal funding, officials say we would see an immediate impact on the economy.

Steve O’Malley says, “Following what Congress and the President talked about, we think La Crosse is on the cutting edge or trying to increase the demand for alternative energy and we hope to be a part of that.”