Searching for the “Reform Dividend” Locals ask is ‘new’ money real?

Feb 22, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

February 22, 2017 “Overall, our common-sense reforms brought us here – to the point we have a significantly better budget outlook.” Governor Walker said in his recent Budget Address. “We call this the Reform Dividend. And wow, as the fiscal bureau pointed out, that’s a whole lot of money.” What is the “Reform Dividend” the Governor spoke ...

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A Few Budget Details that Didn’t Make Headlines

Feb 15, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

February 15, 2017 “Governors are a bit like salesmen,” I recently told a reporter. “They put good news in the headlines and bury bad news in the small print.” Governor Walker recently released his two-year state budget. Amid much fanfare, he touted providing much needed money for schools, roads, and the UW. I went digging through budget ...

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Senator Vinehout statement on the Governor’s Budget Address

Feb 8, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

February 8, 2017 Senator Vinehout statement on the Governor’s Budget Address Let’s wait to see the small print “Governors like to put the good news in headlines and the bad news in small print.” “Over the next several weeks, we will learn more about the small print details when the non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau releases their budget summary. Until ...

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School Funding: It’s about More than Money

Feb 8, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

February 8, 2017 “Public education in Wisconsin should provide high quality learning for ALL children no matter who they are or where they live,” Eau Claire School Board President Chris Hambuch-Boyle recently told me. Chris and education leaders across the state read with interest details of the Governor’s plan for our next state budget. Governor Walker gave ...

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Increasing Funding for Voucher and Charter Schools Comes at a Big Cost

Feb 7, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 Increasing Funding for Voucher and Charter Schools Comes at a Big Cost New estimate by LFB shows funding parity price tag is over $100M ALMA, WI - For many years, voucher and charter school advocates sought funding parity while rural schools struggle to stay open. Senator Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma) responded to a new analysis ...

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Who Has Been Watching Spending at DOT?

Feb 1, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

February 1, 2017 “Let me see how much you spent,” my mother said when I returned from the store. As the oldest of five children, I was often sent to the store to buy groceries. When I returned home, my mother checked the grocery bag, the receipt and counted the change. I knew I could buy no ...

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