Health Still a Top Political Issue

Aug 27, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

August 26, 2015 “ObamaCare must be repealed immediately,” begins Governor Walker’s health plan for America. Recently the governor unveiled his health plan to eliminate the Affordable Care Act (ACA). He chose Minnesota as the backdrop - a state whose state-based marketplace offers health premiums to families that are over three hundred dollars less a month than Wisconsin’s ...

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Senator Vinehout’s Healthcare Budget Wrap Up 2015

Aug 24, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

Dear Friends, This letter is an update on changes related to health services passed in the recently signed state budget. I wanted you to know the latest. The Governor’s budget put limitations on BadgerCare for childless adults (people who receive BadgerCare and do not have children under age 19 living with them) and made sweeping changes to ...

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Lack of Rural Broadband Frustrates Fairgoers

Aug 19, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

August 19, 2014 “It’s pedal to the metal on broadband policy—for both consumers and competitors,” said Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler at a recent address to the Brookings Institute as reported on a Brookings website. Internet in rural Wisconsin is closer to Pony Express than “pedal to the metal.” That’s the general consensus of folks at ...

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Should Tax Dollars Go to Companies Just to “Create Jobs”?

Aug 12, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

  August 12, 2015 Imagine how private firms do business with the State of Wisconsin. The companies provide something of value for taxpayers and, in return, receive state money. This happens all the time in state government: private companies build roads, computer systems, pay Medicaid bills, and even educate children. What if the sole reason tax dollars went to ...

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County Fairs: Time for Creativity and Critters, Friends and Family

Aug 5, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

August 5, 2015 “We were working on a peach pie at 11:00 pm last night,” a 4-H mom whispered. “We were working on brownies at 2:00 am,” said another mom who overhead the conversation. We were outside the 4-H food judging at the Pepin County Fair. You could have heard a pin drop inside the room as ...

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Senator Vinehout’s Budget Wrap Up 2015

Aug 2, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

Dear Friends, I appreciate you contacting me about the state budget. The Governor recently signed the two-year state spending plan into law. I am writing to provide you with an update on the final version. Final action on the budget took longer than most anticipated.  Even though Republicans (12 Republicans versus four Democrats) dominated the budget writing ...

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