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County updates Pleasant View referendum status
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MONROE - At its meeting Tuesday, March 11, the Green County Board provided an update on the status of Senate Bill 513, which would allow the county to place a Pleasant View Nursing Home referendum question on the ballot in time for the August primaries.

Brian Bucholtz, corporation counsel, said he has spent some time in the capital and that bills rarely move as quickly as Senate Bill 513 has. The bill, co-authored by Rep. Howard Marklein, R-Spring Green, and Rep. Janis Ringhand, D-Evansville, passed through both the state Senate and Assembly in February and now awaits Gov. Scott Walker's signature.

The bill would allow Green County to use last year's numbers for costs to assess how to move forward to help fund the nursing care facility for the next five years. The referendum would have to be on the November ballot if Walker does not sign it. This would cause problems in budgeting for Green County, since it would have to prepare two budgets, one if the referendum fails and one if it succeeds.

Under current law, the county must use the most current numbers to assess costs. Those numbers won't be out until August.