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Looking Forward to the Challenges of 2016

Dec 31, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

December 30, 2015 “I spent all day trying to get an ID for my mother,” Joe from Union Township told me. His mother, age 84, recently gave up her driver’s license because of a vision problem. She’d moved into an apartment in Eau Claire. By changing her address and surrendering her drivers’ license, Joe’s mom was without ...

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Looking Back on 2015

Dec 23, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

December 23, 2015  Happy Holidays! While Santa is making a list of who is naughty and nice, I spent time making a list of what folks cared about enough to call or write. I am always impressed by how many people take the time to become engaged in their government. “Democracy” is truly a verb for the ...

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Urgent: AB 582 Update

Dec 21, 2015 1 Comment ›› Admin

December 21, 2015 Dear Friends, I am writing to alert you to a recently introduced bill that, if passed into law, will have profound implications on the ability of local government to protect its residents from unexpected developments including sand mines and industrial sites. The bill, Assembly Bill 582, written by Senator Lasee and Representative Jarchow would affect local government in ...

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Seniors React: Don’t Take My Home Phone Away!

Dec 14, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

December 16, 2015 “I was furious,” said Cindy from Chippewa Falls. “I wouldn’t have stayed on the phone this long with this dinky cell phone.” She just found out state law allowed phone companies to dump their landline customers. Cindy waited 40 minutes on her “dinky cell phone” to join a telephone town hall meeting with 7,373 ...

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What to Do About Those Pesky Unwanted Calls

Dec 13, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

December 9, 2015 “I’ve been getting a lot of calls from blocked and private numbers,” Pat from rural Hixton told me. “We called the phone company and asked them to stop those calls, but I’m not sure what else we can do”. Pat told me many of the calls asked her to change her credit cards ...

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