Update ~ End of Session Update on Health Care ~ Sen. Vinehout

Apr 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Admin

April 12, 2014 Dear Friends, I am writing to update you on recent health care happenings at the Capitol and beyond. Recently President Obama announced that through the Affordable Healthcare Act over 9 million US citizens have access to health care coverage. In Wisconsin about 15% of those eligible have signed up for health coverage through the federal ...

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Update ~ Public Education Key to Success ~ Sen. Vinehout

Apr 14, 2014 No Comments ›› Admin

April 11, 2014 Dear Friends, Public education is the cornerstone on which the success of our state is built. Support for public education has a long and proud tradition. However, the future of public education in our state is threatened. Over the past three years, our local schools have faced drastic funding cuts, fewer educational opportunities, and reductions in ...

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Legislative Committees play Key Oversight Role, Regardless of Season

Apr 8, 2014 No Comments ›› Admin

April 9, 2014  “Will you be in Madison? I heard the Legislature went home,” the Buffalo County man asked. “I hope you are still watching over what’s happening down there.” People want their elected officials to oversee state government. Lawmakers play a key state oversight role through their work on committees. There are several committees, upon which ...

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Do you Feel Safe at Home?

Apr 2, 2014 No Comments ›› Admin

April 2, 2014  Bills help domestic violence victims who can't answer “Yes" “Do you feel safe at home?” the nurse asked the woman. The nurse was helping to identify and protect those who may be at risk for domestic violence. One in three women will, at some time in her life, experience domestic violence. Recent World Health Organization ...

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Window Closing for Health Insurance: Sign Up Now!

Mar 24, 2014 No Comments ›› Admin

March 26, 2014 “I was getting the run-around,” the Eau Claire woman told me. She tried to get health insurance through the federal healthcare.gov website and was told she was eligible for Medicaid coverage in her state.  When she went to sign-up for BadgerCare, she was then told she was NOT eligible. I explained Governor Walker and ...

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Lobbyists and Corporations 2; Voters 0

Mar 19, 2014 No Comments ›› Admin

March 19, 2014  Should it be easier for lobbyists to contribute to campaigns? Should corporations spend more money to ask their employees to make campaign contributions? Should Wisconsin limit early voting? Is there any lawmaker who has citizens clamoring for any of the above? Recently the Senate spent two days debating bills that open the window for lobbyists ...

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