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Wisconsin Becomes 15th State to Require Criminal Convictions to Forfeit Property, Under Flawed New Law

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed today, a bill designed to reform the state’s civil forfeiture laws, which let the government permanently confiscate property without ever filing criminal charges.

Blue Ribbon Commission Explores School Funding Inequity

Kathleen Vinehout

Linda Brown recently passed away in Topeka, Kansas. Ms. Brown was the student at the center of the landmark Supreme Court case Brown v. Board of Education that struck down school segregation. Ms. Brown’s father, Oliver Brown, tried to enroll his nine-year old daughter in the all-white Sumner School. 

 

LWV Wisconsin Opposition to AB947

March 28, 2018

To: Senate Committee on Elections and Utilities

Re: Opposition to AB 947 Senate Substitute Amendment 1

Groups to Congress: Maintain Great Lakes Funding

Healing Our Waters-Great Lakes Coalition

 

CONTACT: Jordan Lubetkin, (734) 904-1589,

 

Groups  to Congress: Maintain Great Lakes Funding

Why I am Voting “No” on Eliminating the State Treasurer

Kathleen Vinehout

Spring Elections are here. Voters are going to the polls to elect a new Supreme Court Justice and many local officials, from county board to school board. Voters will also make a decision to change our Wisconsin Constitution. On the ballot will be a referendum question to eliminate the Office of State Treasurer.

 

Evers Demands Action on Wisconsin’s Drinking Water Crisis

Drinking Water Quality in Some Areas of Wisconsin Worse than Flint Michigan;Evers’ plan targets water clean-up and keeping Wisconsin kids safe

Giving a Voice to People Who Live with Disabilities

Kathleen Vinehout

“Many people with disabilities depend on public programs so they can stay healthy and live, work and participate in the community,” Jason Endres wrote to me in favor of a bill I recently introduced.

My bill, Senate Bill 870, would create a Public Assistance Advisory Committee. I drafted this legislation in response to Special Session bills recently passed by the Legislature that modified public assistance programs.

Bernier announces senate run

Lake Hallie, WI – State Representative Kathy Bernier (R-Lake Hallie), announced today that she is a candidate for the 23rd State Senate district, currently represented by Terry Moulton (R-Chippewa Falls).

“Wisconsin is moving forward and it is time to build on that success on behalf of the residents of west-central Wisconsin. I am proud of my record in the State Assembly, and am excited to announce my candidacy for State Senate,” said Bernier.

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