Wisconsin Report Card Provides Info on Progress, Problems

Nov 20, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

November 18, 2015 “My son’s grades improved at report card time,” Mari told me. Her son struggled in school for many years. “We had a great teacher conference. He got mostly Bs and Cs – which was an improvement.” Wisconsin recently got its own report card. Our state also got mostly Bs and Cs. Although in several ...

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Friday Night in Madison

Nov 9, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

November 11, 2015 It was Friday night at 5:00 pm. Most people were leaving work and looking forward to the weekend. Maybe they headed to see friends and family at the fish fry or watch the prep football playoffs. At that same hour, Senators received details on two very important bills. Legislation that rewrote laws related to elections, ...

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Canada and Wisconsin: Friends and Partners

Nov 6, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

  November 4, 2015 Did you know a third of everything Wisconsin sells to the world we sell to Canada? And more visitors come to Wisconsin from Canada than any other country? Wisconsin recently celebrated Canada Day at the Capitol. We welcomed Canadian Consul General Roy Norton. He brought along a host of facts about Wisconsin’s relationship with ...

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Don’t Kill the Referees

Oct 26, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

October 28, 2015 “Just do the right thing,” my doctor told me. We were discussing politics. We just finished reviewing the x-rays of my new hip replacement. My doctor wanted to offer a little advice to my colleagues in the Senate. “People want you to think of them,” he said. “They don’t want you to make decisions ...

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Vos Bill opens the door on “dark money” in campaigns

Oct 20, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

October 21, 2015  “This bill strengthens democracy because it allows more citizens to participate,” Assembly Speaker Robin Vos told the Wisconsin State Journal. Vos is the lead author of a bill to overhaul the state’s campaign finance law. Wisconsin was an early leader in campaign finance reforms of 1911 that limited money in campaigns and provided “rigorous ...

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Assembly Committee Passes Bill To End GAB Despite Positive Audit Results

Oct 16, 2015 No Comments ›› Admin

A Republican-backed bill dissolving Wisconsin's unique nonpartisan elections board has cleared a legislative committee, making it available for a vote by the full Assembly.... MORE

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