Use New Federal Money for BadgerCare: Help those working hard & help lower others’ premium costs

Aug 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Admin

August 20, 2014 “I’m so glad to see you,” Mary from Eau Claire told me at a recent neighborhood gathering. I asked how she was doing. “It’s hard,” she admitted. “I work 32 hours a week. I make $8.00 an hour. I tried to get more hours but they won’t let me.” Her husband, Tom, lost his ...

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“Women in the Senate” Seek to Make History

Aug 21, 2014 No Comments ›› Admin

August 20, 2014 Democrats Looking to Become Third State Where Women Make the Majority Wisconsin could become the third state in the nation where women comprise a majority of the ruling party of a state legislative house, according to State Senator Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma). Five Democratic women State Senators are joining together for the "Women in ...

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Do Not Call! Stopping those Pesky Direct Marketing Calls

Aug 18, 2014 No Comments ›› Admin

August 11, 2014 A gentleman called my office on behalf of his sister. She was receiving calls from salespeople even though she registered her phone with the Do Not Call List. His sister was feeling harassed by a particular company that kept calling her at all hours. “Where do we turn to get help?” he asked. Wisconsin ...

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Fair-goers Living with Health Insurance Changes; Asking for More

Aug 7, 2014 No Comments ›› Admin

August 4, 2014 “The Affordable Care Act has been godsend for me,” the middle-aged, single man whispered to me at the Jackson County Fair. “I had paid $336 a month, now I pay $56 and its better insurance.” Health insurance, and what Wisconsin should do about it, was the topic of conversation at the Jackson County Fair. ...

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County Fairs: Competition, Critters and Community

Jul 29, 2014 No Comments ›› Admin

July 28, 2014 “I haven’t seen you in at least 20 years,” the rural Ettrick women exclaimed as she shook the older man’s hand. “Catching up with friends is a great part of the county fair,” she leaned over and told me. It’s county fair-time. Walking through the fairgrounds I see the efforts of many volunteers. Thousands of ...

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Identity Theft: New Scam Targets Unemployment Insurance

Jul 22, 2014 No Comments ›› Admin

July 22, 2014 A woman was the victim of an unemployment insurance scam. “What are you going to do to help me?” she challenged legislators and candidates at a recent forum in Eau Claire. “What are you going to do to prevent this from happening again?” The scam she described was new to incumbent and want-to-be lawmakers. A ...

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Eau Claire, WI 54702