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Wisconsin LWV statement on Extraordinary Session Bills

December 3, 2018
December 3, 2018To: Joint Committee on FinanceRe: December 2018 Extraordinary Session BillsThe League of Women Voters of Wisconsin has long held that the legislature must beresponsible to the citizens. Our positions, which reflect careful grassroots research andconsensus, state that legislative leaders, committees, and members should represent the stateas a whole as well as their own districts.

Speed and Secrecy: The Last Act

Kathleen Vinehout
December 3, 2018

If you were a legislative leader in Wisconsin, and had an opportunity to pass new laws before your party’s governor left office, what would you do? What would you fix as your last act in power?

As I face my last Senate votes, I am working hard to understand what laws my Republican colleagues choose to pass before the new Democratic Governor takes office.

League of Women Voters: Lame-duck session

December 2, 2018
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE          Contact: Erin Grunze, Executive Director November 30, 2018     608-256-0827;

#333333; font-weight: bold; font-variant-numeric: normal; font-variant-east-asian: normal; vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">Proposed Lame-Duck Session of the Wisconsin Legislature

Vinehout - Preserving our hunting heritage

November 19, 2018

Opening weekend of gun deer season, conditions were nearly perfect. The weather was cool, but not too cold. The sun came out and warmed us. A light dusting of snow made it easy to see critters’ tracks from the night before.

I saw nine deer opening morning. What an abundance!

Vinehout - Citizens Vote to Raise Property Taxes to Pay for Schools

November 12, 2018

A little-told story from the recent election is the change happening across Wisconsin as citizens voted to increase their property taxes to pay for local schools.

Conservation voters congratulate Evers, Barnes on historic victory

November 7, 2018

#000000;">MADISON – Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters congratulates Tony Evers and Mandela Barnes on their election victory.

What Does Foxconn Mean to Me?

October 31, 2018

“Hard to wrap my head around,” the woman shared as she considered Foxconn. Just what do big budget decisions mean to us?

Work has begun on crafting the next state budget. Over the next few months, this work will continue in earnest. One hefty unbudgeted expense added to upcoming budget math is a large taxpayer funded payment to a foreign corporation.

K. Vinehout - WEDC: Facts Don’t Jive with Rhetoric

October 22, 2018

What happens to state money given to companies to create jobs? Do the jobs get created? How do we ensure the money is not misspent?

These questions came to mind as I recently communicated to a constituent who feared state economic development money was being misused. I encouraged, among other actions, a call to the Legislative Audit Bureau’s Fraud, Waste and Mismanagement Hotline (877-372-8317).

Getting Ready to Vote

State Senator Kathleen Vinehout
October 15, 2018

“I talked with a group of women in Galesville,” my friend Mary Lee told me. “They were full of questions about the election, like when is it, where do I vote, how do I find out if I’m registered?” Mary is one of many folks helping to make sure people know and when to vote.

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