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Kathleen Vinehout, State Senator, Wisconsin District 31

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Health Still a Top Political Issue

(8/26/2015) “ObamaCare must be repealed immediately,” begins Governor Walker’s health plan for America. ...READ MORE

 08/19/2015

Lack of Rural Broadband Frustrates Fairgoers

Internet in rural Wisconsin is closer to Pony Express than “pedal to the metal.”

 08/12/2015

Should Tax Dollars Go to Companies Just to create jobs

WEDC’s name is misleading – it is not a corporation. It is a state ‘authority’ and is – or should be – accountable to taxpayers for dollars it spends. That’s why the nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau (LAB) has been auditing WEDC since its creation.

 08/05/2015

County Fairs: Time for Creativity and Critters, Friends and Family

County fairs have a deep tradition in our state. Thousands of families, FFA members, 4-Hers and other youth poured their time, energy, talent and creativity into projects exhibited at Wisconsin’s many county fairs.

 07/29/2015

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

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Medicare and Medicaid at 50
The Story of Medicare: A Timeline

 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.


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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