Conversations at the County Fairs

Aug 10, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

August 9, 2017 I love county fairs. I love the sights, sounds, smells and the tastes of the fair. Moreover, I love all the people. Adorable little kids wander around with snow cones. Grandparents catch up on family news. Hardworking 4-Hers show cattle, cakes and cookies. I especially love the opportunity for conversations with voters about what’s ...

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Foxconn: The Hype and the Small Print

Aug 2, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

August 2, 2017 Great News! A big tech company called Foxconn is coming to southeast Wisconsin and bringing with it a lot of new jobs. The new company will build a big factory and make flat screens for computers. The Governor tells us the company will create 13,000 jobs that pay nearly $54,000. Other businesses will benefit ...

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Health Care: Steps Toward the Future

Jul 26, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

July 26, 2017 An older man contacted me recently with a problem. A visit to the doctor left him with thousands in unpaid bills. Medicare deemed the tests “routine” and not a “medical necessity.” But the gentleman was told, for his occupation, the tests were absolutely necessary. He was left with a medical bill costing more than ...

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Talk Is All Health Care at the Art Fair

Jul 17, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

July 19, 2017 “My father-in-law is losing his health insurance,” Pam told me. She stopped to chat as we perused the booths at the Stockholm Art Fair. Stockholm, population 66, has one of the best art fairs in western Wisconsin. Judging by the license plates, the fair is high on the list for Minnesotans too. The 44th annual ...

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Seeking Solutions for State Road Budget

Jul 11, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

July 12, 2017 A tall man stopped me in the hall of the Capitol. “Can’t you just increase the gas tax?” he asked me. “I’m here to ask my Republican Senator to increase the gas tax. We need to fix the roads.” He smiled. Then said, “Hi, my name is Steve. I’m a Republican. I just don’t ...

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Proposal Helps Veterans Become Farmers

Jul 5, 2017 No Comments ›› Admin

July 5, 2017 “As far back as WWI connecting soldiers with nature and farming has been used to treat the invisible wounds of war,” Mr. Brian Sales recently told members of the Senate Agriculture, Small Business and Tourism Committee. “Back then it was called shell shock. Today it’s called PTSD. No matter what it’s called, its effects ...

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Voters for Vinehout

P.O. Box 1274
Eau Claire, WI 54702