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Kathleen Vinehout endorses Martha Laning for DPW Chair (VIDEO)

During an interview with WisconsinEye on March 19, Democratic State Senator Kathleen Vinehout shared her thoughts on the state of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin. During that interview, Sen. Vinehout endorsed former Democratic State Senate candidate Martha Laning to replace Mike Tate as Chairperson of the Democratic Party of Wisconsin.

Here’s Sen. Vinehout’s interview. Her […]

Sen. Kathleen Vinehout: “You have got to be kidding!” Advocate Respond to Privatizing Family Care and IRIS

Here’s Democratic State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout’s latest newsletter discussing the changes to Family Care and IRIS proposed by Gov. Scott Walker’s biennial state budget. “You have got to be kidding!” Advocate Respond to Privatizing Family Care and IRIS

“You have got to be kidding!” a Chippewa Valley advocate responded when I told her about a […]

Kathleen Vinehout: State Budget: Take Time to Learn and Express Yourself

From my email inbox comes the latest newsletter from Democratic State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout. “What people need to understand is that we are seeing this budget for the first time,” the Republican staff member told me. “There are a lot of things that need to change.”

Recently the Governor made public his proposal for the […]

Sen. Kathleen Vinehout: Gov’s Higher Education Budget Cuts Bad for Wisconsin’s Future

Here’s Democratic State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout’s latest newsletter discussing Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed $300 million evisceration of the UW System’d budget. “I love college, Mom,” my son told me. “There is nowhere else I can hear a conversation in a different language every day.”

My son got me thinking about the challenges our students face […]

Sen. Kathleen Vinehout: “Let’s Not Throw the Baby Out with the Bath Water”

From my email inbox comes the latest newsletter from Democratic State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout. “I’m not a clerk. I’m just a citizen who observed several recounts and recalls,” Bill Wasser of Reedsburg told the Audit Committee. “Let’s not throw the baby out with the bath water. Let’s make some changes and make it work.”

Mr. […]

Sen. Kathleen Vinehout: “I Don’t Have a Clue” School Play Mirrors Confusion in Assembly Education Committee (UPDATED)

From my email inbox comes the latest newsletter from Democratic State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout. “Edgar: All right, everybody; back to the scene of the crime.

“Ella: New clues?

“Carol: What clues?

“Bob: What’s the next clue?

“Carol: I don’t have a clue.

“Norman: (At the window box, dramatically.) Guys, the body’s gone!”

So goes the […]

Sen. Kathleen Vinehout: “LAB Fraud Hotline: Working to Stop Waste, Abuse and Mismanagement”

From my email inbox comes Democratic State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout’s latest newsletter about the Legislative Audit Bureau’s Fraud Hotline. “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.”

The disabled folks from Black River Falls who called […]

Senator Kathleen Vinehout: Pay Attention ~ There’s a New Legislature in Session

From my email inbox comes the latest newsletter from Democratic State Senator Kathleen Vinehout. “Raise your right hand and repeat after me,” the Supreme Court Justice directs newly elected and re-elected lawmakers.

So begins the new 2-year Legislative Session.

On the first working day of 2015 a new group of freshman legislators began their work. […]

Sen. Kathleen Vinehout: Growing state debt is unsustainable

From my email inbox: “I was wondering how Wisconsin’s state debt has been trending over the last several years,” Dave from Durand wrote me. “I’m also curious to know why there has been no talk of paying off the state’s debt.”

The state’s debt is important. Before any other bill gets paid, or any other […]

Kathleen Vinehout: How a State Law Obstructed Reward for Teen’s Hard Work and Good Grades

From my email inbox. Joel knew from the 8th grade he wanted to be valedictorian of his high school class. His cousin just graduated at the top of his class. Because of this achievement, the cousin received a scholarship.

Joel (not his real name) talked to his cousin and learned more about the scholarship. I’m […]