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Kathleen Vinehout, State Senator, Wisconsin District 31

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Use New Federal Money for BadgerCare

(8/19/2014) “My twin sister lives in La Crosse... I’d love to visit her but when I get all the bills paid, I don’t even have $20 for gas to get me there and back,” Mary said. “And, I don’t have any health insurance. What if something happened to one of us?”...READ MORE

 08/13/2014

Do Not Call!

Beginning this month, the state Do Not Call list was consolidated with the Federal Do Not Call List maintained by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The list also became permanent.

 08/06/2014

Fair-Goers Living with Health Insurance Changes, Asking for More

“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.”

 07/30/2014

County Fairs: Competition, Critters and Community

It’s county fair-time.

 07/22/2014

Identity Theft: New Scam Targets Unemployment Insurance

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?”

 07/16/2014

Why Art?

“Art has the power to fill spaces in our souls that nothing else can,” said Alan Nugent, owner of Abode Art Gallery in Stockholm. I recently had an opportunity to learn about art and its impact on Wisconsin.

 07/09/2014

Wisconsin Leading the Way in State Cuts to Schools?

A recently released study of state budget cuts to local schools has Wisconsin ranked second only to Alabama in cuts per pupil.

 07/02/2014

Money in Politics: What Can a Person Do?

“What can I do to stop corporate money from taking over our country?” Betty from Buffalo County asked me. She joined about 20 local people in viewing the film Koch Exposed that focused on the power of a few to manipulate elections.

 06/27/2014

Investing in Wisconsin…For our Children, for our Future

I climbed aboard the tractor-driven wagon at the Pierce County Dairy Breakfast and nodded to two smiling girls clutching brightly colored balloons. Two families down was a little boy with tears in his eyes. His mother comforted him.

 06/16/2014

Enjoy Wisconsin's Dairy Breakfasts

June is dairy month. Wisconsin celebrates dairy in a special way: the dairy breakfast. Folks come early for the fresh pancakes, sausage, cheese curds and country air.


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


The State Budget

 

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 Kathleen's Alternative State Budget

 
 

 Service Agency Memos