Finding Help for Flooded Families and Farms

Aug 24, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

August 24, 2016 “It gets overwhelming,” my neighbor told me. We were walking through her flooded barnyard. Floodwaters left silt everywhere: in the house, the garden, the barn, and the farmyard. Family members were working hard to clean up. But they were filled with unanswered questions: where to go and what to do? Western Wisconsin was hit with ...

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Where Did All that Money Go? Business Tax Credit Costs Pile Up

Aug 17, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

August 17, 2016 “Where did all that money go?” Dennis asked me during a recent visit to the Jackson County Fair. Dennis is one of many constituents who ask where the money for schools and roads is as our state recovers from the recession. Economic recovery means more money and more money should equal more resources for ...

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Have an Opinion about Your Internet Connection? Let Your Voice be Heard!

Aug 11, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

August 10, 2016  Do you have a great Internet connection? Less than what you’d prefer? Makes it impossible for you to do your work or your children’s homework? No service at all? Make your opinion known! The state is taking a survey of how Wisconsinites connect to the Internet. The survey is free – and ironically – available ...

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Concerns about Rising Property Taxes? Support More State Aid for Schools

Aug 6, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

August 3, 2016 “Is the strategy in the state to move all funding for schools to the local level?” a local school official asked me. I hesitated. No one in Madison – that I know – intentionally wanted to increase property taxes. However, one result of historic state cuts to schools is an increase in property taxes. Ironically, ...

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Our County Fair is a Celebration of How We All Work Together

Jul 28, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

July 27, 2016 “The Demolition Derby is ON!” a fair organizer told folks in the commercial building. “We have a three or four hour window in the weather and we are going to run the show.” Cars and trucks lined up for two miles waiting to get to the show. The rain held off all evening. That ...

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Saying “Good Bye” to Benjamin

Jul 21, 2016 No Comments ›› Admin

July 20, 2016 “I make the promises and my staff keeps them,” said former state Senator Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center). I don’t know if Senator Schultz was the first to say this but his statement certainly describes the important role of Capitol staff. Our 31st Senate District long-time staffer Benjamin Larson will be leaving soon for Minneapolis. ...

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Voters for Vinehout

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Eau Claire, WI 54702