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Kathleen Vinehout, State Senator, Wisconsin District 31

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Delight in the Sun!

(6/29/2016) “Don’t you want to sit in the shade?” my sister-in-law asked. “No” I replied. I love the sun. I understand why ancient civilizations worshiped the sun....READ MORE

 06/22/2016

Don’t Click on that Email from the IRS!

Even though tax season is over, scammers are still using official looking emails to lure unsuspecting, honest taxpayers into their evil web.

 06/15/2016

Birth, Life and Death of a Bad Idea

“No one had any inkling this was happening,” Michael Blumenfeld told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “We are just scratching our heads. Why would you do this?” Mr. Blumenfeld spoke for the Wisconsin Family Care Association in early spring of 2015.

 06/08/2016

Audit Raises Questions About Clean Water Protection

We all drink water. We expect the water to be clean when it comes out of the facet. We also expect that someone is looking over the safety of our water.

 06/01/2016

How to Make Heads or Tails of Wisconsins Finances

People want to know about the health of Wisconsin’s finances. As I began my research, I spoke with the State Auditor and the chief financial analyst, both of whom work for nonpartisan legislative support agencies.

 05/25/2016

School Funding Hits Home

What’s wrong with school funding? Explaining this to voters is difficult. Try explaining it to a ninth grader who is losing a favorite teacher. The teacher is not retiring. At 53 and after teaching for 29 years, he lost his job.

 05/18/2016

Playing Nice in the Sandbox and the River

Friends of the Black River gathered to talk with boat owners about river use. Some felt big boats had taken over the river.

 05/11/2016

Recovery Court Celebrates Ten Years of Changing Lives

Addiction may begin in a very private way. But, healing from addiction can take a village and can be very public.

 05/04/2016

Mississippi River is One of America’s Greatest Treasures

“A single drop of water falling into the headwaters of the Mississippi in Minnesota would travel the river for 90 days to reach the Gulf of Mexico.” Gayle Harper, author/photographer, read this detail on the National Park Service website.

 04/27/2016

Will Broadband Show Up in Rural Neighborhoods?

“I don’t want to promise you fiber where fiber is not going to come,” Kent Disch, AT&T Wisconsin External Affairs Director, told Ellsworth community leaders.


Kathleen met with Cari Fay Roesch, Erika Fay and Cecelia Kraus - constituent members of the Ho-Chunk Tribe who were advocating against a bill that would allow desecration of effigy mounds.
Senate Scholar Damin Hadorn-Papke from Eau Claire
Senate Scholar Mike Barton from Eau Claire
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.
Kathleen speaking during a committee meeting.
Kathleen addresses her colleagues during Senate Session


 

 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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