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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.”
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
From my email inbox: “So, what’s the best jobs plan?” The Governor asked his State of the State audience. “Easy answer: education. If we want to have jobs ready for Tennesseans, we have to make sure that Tennesseans are ready for jobs.” With this introduction, Governor Bill Haslam announced a plan to bring absolutely free […]