Let’s Pay the Bills First

Sep 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Admin

September 17, 2014  “I don’t want another cent from the state until you guys pay the bills,” the business-owner from Durand told me. “I am tired of hearing about tax cuts and deficits.” “I want all the bills paid: schools, roads, Medicaid, the tech colleges, the debt, all of them paid. Then talk to me about giving ...

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Farmers Ask ‘Where’s the Train to Ship My Grain?’

Sep 10, 2014 No Comments ›› Admin

September 10, 2014 “The farmers are coming to me saying ‘we need drivers to get the corn to market. We need barges and trains to get the harvest to market.’” Barb Gronemus recently told me. “Kathleen you need to pay attention to problems with shipping grain.” Former State Representative Barb Gronemus might be retired, but she’s still ...

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School Bells Ring: Local Schools See Fewer State Dollars while Private “Voucher” Schools Win Big

Sep 3, 2014 No Comments ›› Admin

September 3, 2014 “How is it possible that private voucher schools can receive almost four and a half times the state funding per student as our public school district receives in equalized aid,” Pepin School Superintendent Bruce Quinton wrote me. As a new school year begins, students and parents see changes; for example, increased meal costs, larger ...

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Improve the Economy? Get Money in People’s Pockets

Aug 27, 2014 No Comments ›› Admin

August 27, 2014 “If there is one thing you could do to help it would be to raise the minimum wage.” A worker told me. She worked the last 8 years for a company that barely paid her $8.00 an hour. “I’m the only breadwinner in my family. We can’t survive on my salary.” At $8 an ...

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Use New Federal Money for BadgerCare: Help those working hard & help lower others’ premium costs

Aug 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Admin

August 20, 2014 “I’m so glad to see you,” Mary from Eau Claire told me at a recent neighborhood gathering. I asked how she was doing. “It’s hard,” she admitted. “I work 32 hours a week. I make $8.00 an hour. I tried to get more hours but they won’t let me.” Her husband, Tom, lost his ...

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“Women in the Senate” Seek to Make History

Aug 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Admin

August 20, 2014 Democrats Looking to Become Third State Where Women Make the Majority Wisconsin could become the third state in the nation where women comprise a majority of the ruling party of a state legislative house, according to State Senator Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma). Five Democratic women State Senators are joining together for the "Women in ...

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Eau Claire, WI 54702