What Choices Would You Make?

Jun 8, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

June 7, 2017 In the next few weeks, state lawmakers are voting on how Wisconsin spends money over the next two years. The choices legislators make will affect our communities and our lives. Lawmakers are working off a spending plan submitted by the Governor earlier this year. Changes have already been made to his proposal. For example, the ...

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Is There a “Good” Tax?

May 31, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

May 31, 2017 “Taxes are what we pay for a civilized society,” Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said ninety years ago. Taxes pay for much of the goods and services we take for granted, such as roads, fire and police protection, consumer protections, schools, parks, and our social safety net. Taxes make up the largest part ...

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Citizens Invited to State Budget Town Hall Meeting – River Falls

May 26, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

Senator Kathleen Vinehout will host a Town Hall Meeting regarding the proposed 2017-19 State Budget in River Falls on June 5, 2017. “This state budget will have significant impact on our schools, our roads and our natural resources,” Vinehout said.  “The state budget is all about priorities and people need to let their voices be heard ...

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AUDIT: WEDC Cannot Be Certain of Any Jobs Created or Retained

May 24, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

May 24, 2017 Our state spends a great deal of money on economic development. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) is responsible for overseeing much of the taxpayer money that goes to job creation. A recently released audit by the nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau (LAB) found that “WEDC cannot be certain about the number of jobs actually ...

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Everyone Needs to Pay Their Fair Share

May 17, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

May 17, 2017 Big-Business Tax Credits Mean Fewer Budget Dollars “Can anything be done to force the largest corporations in the state to pay something for the roads, ports, airports, fire and police services, educated workforce, etc. that they are using in our state?” Linea recently wrote to me. “This implies the smaller businesses are paying far ...

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“REINS Act” – New Power for Leaders to Stop Public Protections

May 12, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

May 10, 2017 “This is the broadest, most dangerous bill you’ve never heard of.” I told my colleagues during a recent Senate debate. “It’s an obscure way to shut down government from doing something that the Legislature intended to do.” Senate Bill 15, known by the initials REINS, would allow leaders of the Legislature to shut down ...

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