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Legislative Audit Bureau Celebrates 50 Years of Service

Sep 13, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

September 12, 2016 “Happy Birthday!” I told eighty auditors and other legislative leaders at a recent Capitol gathering. The nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau (LAB) recently celebrated 50 years of service to the people of the State of Wisconsin. LAB is the agency that works quietly behind the scenes to ensure state government delivers quality services. The agency ...

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Looking for Answers

Sep 4, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

September 5, 2016 Medicaid is the joint federal-state program that pays hospitals, doctors, nursing homes and other health professionals to provide care for low-income families, including frail elderly persons and individuals with disabilities. It has been the fastest growing part of the state budget. What’s going on with Medicaid spending? Where is the money going? Is health ...

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Who Will Be My Teacher?

Sep 4, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

August 31, 2016 “Who will be my teacher?” my son asked me years ago. For a brief point in time, the teacher was the most important person in his young life. As children head back to school and parents scramble with new schedules, schools are facing their own scheduling headaches. This year a teacher shortage hit many ...

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Finding Help for Flooded Families and Farms

Aug 24, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

August 24, 2016 “It gets overwhelming,” my neighbor told me. We were walking through her flooded barnyard. Floodwaters left silt everywhere: in the house, the garden, the barn, and the farmyard. Family members were working hard to clean up. But they were filled with unanswered questions: where to go and what to do? Western Wisconsin was hit with ...

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Where Did All that Money Go? Business Tax Credit Costs Pile Up

Aug 17, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

August 17, 2016 “Where did all that money go?” Dennis asked me during a recent visit to the Jackson County Fair. Dennis is one of many constituents who ask where the money for schools and roads is as our state recovers from the recession. Economic recovery means more money and more money should equal more resources for ...

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