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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Audits Raise Cautions about Pension Fund Management

Jan 25, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

January 25, 2017 “GOOD NEWS” read the text with a short article about how our pension funds grew 8.5%. My friend forwarded the article with a cryptic note, “apparently the lies keep working.” In what seems to me to be an effort to get ahead of a bad story, the agency responsible for investing almost $100 billion ...

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School Visit to the “ARCTIC Zone” Prompts Thinking Anew about Education

Jan 18, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

January 18, 2017 Two six-graders recently showed me around their classrooms. Desks were not in straight rows. Students were not waiting their turn with raised hands. I looked around the room. There actually were no desks at all, but tables and different types of chairs. One student was actually writing on a table with a red marker. ...

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