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Kathleen Vinehout, State Senator, Wisconsin District 31

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“Let’s Not Throw the Baby Out with the Bath Water”

(1/28/2015) GAB Audit Hearing shows path to improved operation....READ MORE

 01/21/2015

“I Don’t Have A Clue”

School Play Mirrors Confusion in Assembly Education Committee.

 01/14/2015

LAB Fraud Hotline: Working to Stop Waste, Abuse and Mismanagement

“We waited and the ride never came,” said one disabled man. “I was so cold” another woman said. “They said the heater in the van didn’t work.”

 01/07/2015

Pay Attention ~ There’s a New Legislature in Session

On the first working day of 2015 a new group of freshman legislators began their work. Ordinary folks from ordinary lives receive a crash course in state services, agencies, budgeting and parliamentary procedure.

 12/31/2014

Looking Forward to the Challenges of 2015

There’s something about the New Year that brings freshness and hope. Pain and loss are eased as the calendar turns to 2015. Opportunity and change await.

 12/24/2014

Looking Back on 2014

The close of the year is a good time to reflect on what passed and look forward to what lies ahead. This week I offer my annual review of the opinions and needs of the folks I’m honored to represent.

 12/17/2014

Don’t Let Government Accountability “Reform” Mean Return to Corruption

“I promise you that two years from now, when we are sitting here, the GAB will not be in the current format,” Assembly Speaker Robin Vos told a crowd at a Madison luncheon as reported by the Wisconsin State Journal.

 12/09/2014

Serving Wisconsin: Retiring Senators Offer Wisdom

“There is a yearning outside the Capitol for common sense, cooperation and compromise,” Senator Tim Cullen told his fellow Senators. “You all know how to do this if you’ve been married for more than 15 days.”

 12/03/2014

Enjoy 100 Miles of Christmas

“It’s the holidays,” the Buffalo County man told me. “It’s time to enjoy all we have here.” This farmer will be joining many others who take time to travel the Great River Road during the Holiday Season.

 11/21/2014

Recent School Referenda Pass; Voters Show Strong Support for Local Schools

“I voted for the referendum,” the Mondovi woman told me. “I don’t have kids. I know it’s going to raise my property taxes. I don’t want to pay more, but I think we need to keep good schools.”


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