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    • 4/25/2018
      Rural School Leaders: Schools in Wisconsin are Unequal “Where kids live should not determine their education,” rural school administrators told members of the Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding Reform. ... MORE
    • 4/17/2018
      “What Can We Do to Protect Our Water?” “What can we do to protect our water?” This is a question I am often asked. Many Wisconsin residents are concerned about protecting our precious natural resources, and much of the concern is focused on water quality.
    • 4/10/2018
      Serious State Tech Problems Need Public Scrutiny Is the state of Wisconsin at risk for a cyber-attack? A new audit from the Legislative Audit Bureau (LAB) shed light on what may be vulnerabilities in the state’s Information Technology (IT) system that could affect every business, taxpayer, student or recipient of state services.
    • 4/3/2018
      Blue Ribbon Commission Explores School Funding Inequity Linda Brown recently passed away in Topeka, Kansas. Ms. Brown was the student at the center of the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education that struck down school segregation. Ms. Brown’s father, Oliver Brown, tried to enroll his nine-year old daughter in the all-white Sumner School.
    • 3/26/2018
      Why I am Voting “No” on Eliminating the State Treasurer Spring Elections are here. Voters are going to the polls to elect a new Supreme Court Justice and many local officials, from county board to school board. Voters will also make a decision to change our Wisconsin Constitution.
    • 3/21/2018
      Giving a Voice to People Who Live with Disabilities “Many people with disabilities depend on public programs so they can stay healthy and live, work and participate in the community,” Jason Endres wrote to me in favor of a bill I recently introduced.
    • 3/13/2018
      Listening to Those Who Cannot Hear “The quality of interpreters is so important. I need someone who has the fluent skills to work with me,” Leah Simmons explained. “Their lack of knowledge reflects negatively on me.” ...READ MORE
    • 3/5/2018
      One Step Moves Us Forward “Lord willing, and the creek don’t rise, I’ll see you Tuesday.” I said as I left the office in Madison. One Step Moves Us Forward
    • 2/28/2018
      A Wheelchair is Not a Trampoline: Questioning Assumptions about Support “Public assistance should be a trampoline not a hammock,” read the title of Governor Walker’s press release touting work on a package of bills introduced in a Legislative Special Session. The bills made changes to certain programs targeted at helping those living in poverty.
    • 2/21/2018
      Removing Wetland Protections Needs Serious Deliberation “How can they possibly know what they are voting on?” she asked me. I replied there is no time to talk with people and learn the effects of these changes.