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Kathleen Vinehout, State Senator, Wisconsin District 31

Feature News

County Fairs: Competition, Critters and Community

(7/30/2014) It’s county fair-time....READ MORE


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?”


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


When Good People Disagree:

“We want to protect our religious convictions against modern technology and preserve the Heritage our Forefathers handed down on us and our children,” the man from Springfield Township recently wrote me.


The Fraud and Mismanagement Hotline

“Workers and inmates were required to remove asbestos with no protection,” the woman told me.


Discover Wineries on Wisconsin’s Beautiful West Coast

Yes, Wisconsin has wineries – over 70 – and growing.

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





 Kathleen's Alternative State Budget


 Service Agency Memos