Money in Politics: What Can a Person Do?

Jul 2, 2014 No Comments ›› Admin

July 2, 2014 “What can I do to stop corporate money from taking over our country?” Betty from Buffalo County asked me. She joined about 20 local people in viewing the film Koch Exposed that focused on the power of a few to manipulate elections. Money in politics is almost universally hated. In poll after poll Americans say money ...

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Investing in Wisconsin…For our Children, For our Future

Jun 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Admin

June 25, 2014 I climbed aboard the tractor-driven wagon at the Pierce County Dairy Breakfast and nodded to two smiling girls clutching brightly colored balloons. Two families down was a little boy with tears in his eyes. His mother comforted him.“Would you like my balloon?” I asked the boy. “Let me put the string around your ...

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The Fraud and Mismanagement Hotline Who to call when bad things happen in state government

Jun 4, 2014 No Comments ›› Admin

June 4, 2014 “Workers and inmates were required to remove asbestos with no protection,” the woman told me. Her colleague agreed. “Since we lost union protections, bad things are happening at the Department of Corrections.” The workers said no cameras or cell phones are allowed in the prison, making the bad things hard to prove. State workers ...

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Senator Vinehout Announces Re-election Bid

May 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Admin

For Immediate Release:    May 29,2014 Contact: Kathleen Vinehout    (608) 685-3508 Senator Vinehout Announces Re-election Bid “Elections give us an opportunity to have a community conversation about what we want for ourselves, our neighbors and our neighborhood” ALMA --- Today Senator Kathleen Vinehout, D-Alma, a former dairy farmer and college professor, announced her re-election bid for western Wisconsin’s 31st Senate District. “Elections give ...

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Discover Wineries on Wisconsin’s Beautiful West Coast

May 25, 2014 No Comments ›› Admin

May 25, 2014 “Wisconsin has wineries?” the Chicago woman asked guests at a local bed and breakfast who shared their plans for touring. Yes, Wisconsin has wineries – over 70 – and growing. Many of the state’s wineries are located in the Upper Mississippi River American Viniculture Area. This federal designation covers the region from Galena, Illinois to ...

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The Coming Storm: The Crisis in Funding Rural Schools

May 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Admin

May 21, 2014 “It is well recognized by many, including our legislators, that our equalized aid formula which uses property values as the ‘equalizing factor’…is broken,” testified Alma Superintendent Steve Sedlmayr during a Pepin public hearing. Following hearings in Pepin and around the state, members of the Speaker’s Task Force on Rural Schools recently issued two reports: ...

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