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Kathleen Vinehout, State Senator, Wisconsin District 31

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Medicare and Medicaid Turn 50: Born from Compromise, Continuing in Controversy

(7/29/2015) After decades of political leaders grappling on the issue of health care, it was in 1965, that then President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law. View video
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 07/22/2015

Art Mirrors our Environment

Stockholm is a picturesque Mississippi River town of 66 individuals (not counting the dogs and cats) that swells by many hundreds on art fair day.

 07/15/2015

Governor Walker’s Vetoes Remove Legislative Oversight

The governor removed at least 15 portions of state law passed by the legislature that provided legislative authority or provided oversight of the executive branch.

 07/08/2015

Statement on Budget

Budgets are all about choices. Unfortunately, the budget passed by the Senate majority party represents political choices, not the choices of Wisconsin families.

 07/07/2015

A Flurry of New Policy Slipped in by Budget Committee

I didn’t expect to look up telephone laws reading the state budget.

 07/01/2015

Four (Not so Easy) Ways to Balance the Transportation Budget

Budget talks are stalled. Legislators can’t seem to find a way through the labyrinth of interests stalking the Capitol halls. One main sticking point is how to balance the transportation budget.

 06/25/2015

Affordable Care Act is Here to Stay

“A majority of Supreme Court justices reaffirmed what Congress intended – ACA subsidies are meant for every state. The decision is a victory for thousands of hard working families across our state.”

 06/24/2015

State Health Marketplace Needed to Protect Wisconsinites

Many Wisconsinites are waiting to hear if they will still be able to afford their health insurance bill.

 06/17/2015

Transportation Spending: It’s time for a comprehensive audit

“Senate leader on budget deal: ‘I don’t know where we are at’” was the headline of a recent Associated Press story on the budget deal. The story went on to report there’s “no agreement yet on how to pay for transportation projects…”

 06/10/2015

Kicking Controls Out the Window

No UW oversight by LAB a Recipe for Corruption
The motion effectively throws Wisconsin taxpayer controls out the window for a significant portion of the state budget.


Kathleen speaking during a committee meeting.
Kathleen addresses her colleagues during Senate Session
Kathleen shares the impact of budget cuts on local schools during the Senate debate on the state budget.
Kathleen speaks on bills considered during the Senate Session.
Kathleen addresses the press.
Kathleen confers with Senate colleague Jennifer Shilling.
Senate Scholar Damin Hadorn-Papke from Eau Claire
Senate Scholar Mike Barton from Eau Claire


 

 Service Agency Memos

 

State Budget Town Hall Meetings

 

DATE ​TIME ​LOCATION
May 7​
(Thursday)   
​6:30pm-8:30pm

 

​Ho Chunk Executive Office Building - Atrium
W9814 Airport Road – BLACK RIVER FALLS

 

May 14
(Thursday)  ​
​​6:30pm-8:30pm
​Alma Center-Humbird-Merrillan High School – Commons
124 South School Street – ALMA CENTER
May 21 (Thursday) 6:30pm-8:30pm

Prescott City Hall – City Council Chamber
800 Border Street - PRESCOTT

 

​May 23 (Saturday)
​9:30am-11:30am

​Cochrane Village Hall
101-103 5th Street
COCHRANE

​May 26
(Tuesday)
​11:30am-1:00pm

​L.E. Phillips Senior Center
Dining Room
1616 Bellinger Street – EAU CLAIRE

​May 26
(Tuesday)

​6:30pm-8:30pm

​L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library
Eau Claire Room
400 Eau Claire Street – EAU CLAIRE

​May 27
(Wednesday)
​6:30pm-8:30pm
​Arcadia High School - Auditorium
756 Raider Drive - ARCADIA
​May 28 (Thursday) ​6:30pm-8:30pm

Ellsworth Community High School – Cafetorium
323 Hillcrest Street - ELLSWORTH

​June 2 (Tuesday)
​6:30pm-8:30pm
​The Roger Marten Community Center
120 South Franklin Street - MONDOVI

The public, local legislators and other elected officials are invited to participate.



 

 

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