Farmers say Budget Damages Farm Research, Schools and Conservation Input

Mar 19, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

March 18, 2015 “It’s very important that we are here today,” the farmer from Independence told me. “In fact, it’s more important that we be here than anywhere else.” Here was in my Capitol office. Local farmers were visiting as part of Ag Day at the Capitol. The weather that day was dry and warm. It was ...

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Legislative Season Brings Many Capitol Visitors

Mar 19, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

March 11, 2015 “I’ve never done this before,” the young woman told me. She came to my Capitol office for the first time to talk about issues important to her and her profession. She was one of about two-dozen groups that recently visited. People imagine a legislator’s job as debating on the Senate floor. But much of ...

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Economic Development $$$ Grow ~ Public Oversight Shrinks

Mar 6, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

March 4, 2015  “I’ve heard about the cuts,” the Buffalo County man said. “But this budget spends more. Who’s getting more money?” Folks are concerned about big cuts to the UW; cuts to local schools; scaling back of health programs for the disabled; public radio and TV losing state support. But the new budget spends $3 billion more ...

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Why I Opposed Senate Bill 44

Mar 4, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

by Senator Kathleen Vinehout March 4, 2015 Much has been said and written about Senate Bill 44 otherwise known as the Right to Work bill. I wanted to share my reason for opposing and voting against passage of this bill. Senate Bill 44 changed the definition of a labor organization, required changes to union contracts, allowed employees in ...

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Senator Vinehout: Wisconsin Needs Its Own Health Insurance Marketplace

Mar 4, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 4, 2015 (MADISON) Senator Kathleen Vinehout unveiled a plan to create a state-based Health Insurance Marketplace as United States Supreme Court Justices opened arguments on a case that could strip Wisconsinites of their health insurance premium tax credits. “Hard-working Wisconsin families will lose health insurance premium credits if the Supreme Court rules in favor ...

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Senator Vinehout’s handouts for RTW Senate floor debate – Feb 25, 2015

Feb 25, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

Click for scanned PDF of Kathleen's handouts that will be given to all the members of the senate for the upcoming RTW floor debate.

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