“Keep Private Water Companies OUT of Wisconsin!”

Feb 10, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

February 10, 2016 “Keep private water companies OUT of Wisconsin,” Glory Adams of Eau Claire wrote. She wants to stop a bill that would allow cities to sell water and sewer systems to out-of-state companies without even a community vote. Assembly Bill 554 would do away with the mandatory citizen referendum prior to the sale of public ...

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Farmers Seek Action and Answers at the Capitol

Feb 8, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

February 3, 2016 “Just get it done!” The farmer was referring to a bill to change rules on high capacity wells. I listened. The chances of passing the bill are dim. Solving groundwater problems in Wisconsin is complex. Farmers from all over our Senate District recently came to visit me as part of Ag Day at the ...

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Dismantling Civil Service Passes Senate Despite Disturbing Debate

Jan 26, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

LAB Hotline Valuable Option in Times of Intimidation One by one Senators stood on the Senate floor and told of secret meetings held with state workers. Supervisors had forbid employees to talk with their elected representatives. Employees felt intimidated. They wanted to improve state services but were afraid of losing their jobs if they raised questions ...

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Trying to Fix What They Broke says State Senator Vinehout

Jan 19, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

January 19, 2016 “Governor Walker and his GOP leaders are trying to fix what they broke over the last several years.” said State Senator Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma). “While the Governor talks about helping make college affordable and the importance of education, his feel good proposals do not undo the damage to higher education and our public schools.” ...

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The State of Two States

Jan 19, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

January 20, 2016 “Yesterday, ahead of President Obama’s final State of the Union Address, Politico released its third annual analysis on ‘The States of the Union.’ For the third straight year, Politico ranked Minnesota one of the two strongest states in the nation,” touted the Office of Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton. Wisconsin ranked 11th moving up ...

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Speed and Secrecy Kill Democracy

Jan 11, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

January 13, 2016 “How can we digest all your work in this short amount of time?” Senator Bewley asked the Chair of the housing committee and author of the bill before her. An amendment replacing the bill was released just before the hearing on that bill. “How can we have a thoughtful and intelligent discussion...we just got ...

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