New DNR Report: Who Should Pay to Protect and Encourage Fish and Wildlife?

Jan 11, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

January 11, 2017 Wisconsin is number one in hunting! Don’t take it from me. The Department of Natural Resources has studies to back it up. A new DNR report noted Wisconsin had the number one Boone and Crockett Trophy whitetail entries from 2005-2010 and the number one black bear harvest of all states. Wisconsinites hunt deer at nearly ...

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Statement from Senator Kathleen Vinehout on the Governor’s State of the State Address

Jan 10, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 10, 2017 The Governor presents a rosy picture of our state. But there are storm clouds on the horizon. Wisconsin’s economy has lagged the rest of the country. Minnesota recovered lost jobs two full years before Wisconsin. And the country as a whole recovered jobs lost during the Recession a full year before Wisconsin. ...

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What it is Like to be a New Legislator 

Jan 4, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

 January 4, 2016 “Good morning, Senator,” said a Capitol staffer. It took me a moment to realize the man was talking to me. That was ten years ago. This week fifteen new lawmakers raised their right hand and swore to uphold the Constitution. They celebrated with a day of family, photos and receptions. I recall how exciting the ...

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Looking Forward to the Challenges of 2017

Dec 31, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

December 28, 2016 The turn of the calendar to 2017 brings us hope for better prospects in our public affairs. I am particularly inspired this season for the many who wrote with solutions to problems facing our state. The many letters from readers gives me optimism for a coming bloom of civic mindedness. Certainly your notes and ...

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Looking Back on 2016

Dec 21, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

December 21, 2016 We settled into a deep freeze this past weekend. After a long glorious autumn, the third week of December brought frigid temperatures not usually felt until mid-January. So I took time out from normal senator and farmer duties to reflect on 2016. This past year was one of upset and strife in the political world. ...

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Christmas Eve Music and Fun from Our Valley to Your Radio

Dec 14, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

December 14, 2016 Looking for a homegrown Holiday treat for Christmas Eve? Look no further than your radio for a special holiday performance from Wisconsin’s beautiful west coast. Big River Radio Wave’s Christmas Show airs on Wisconsin Public Radio across Wisconsin on Christmas Eve. The show comes straight from our valley to your radio. The show originates at ...

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Eau Claire, WI 54702