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Sarah Godlewski speaks at Citizen Action Organizing Cooperative Annual Meeting

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Sarah Godlewski speaks about the Wisconsin Treasurer's Office

Sarah Godlewski spoke to the Citizen Action Organizing Co-op of Western Wisconsin at their annual meeting Saturday. In her informal talk she spoke about what it was like to take over the neglected office of State Treasurer, what the functions of the treasurer are, and her accomplishments and hopes for the office.

JFC Budget Listening Sessions

This is your opportunity to be heard about the new state budget. Joint Finance Committee meetings are being held around the state over the next two weeks. In Western Wisconsin the best opportunity is the meeting in River Falls which is detailed here.

Joint Finance Committee members will be holding public budget hearings across the state to give Wisconsin citizens the opportunity to discuss Governor Evers’ budget proposal.

Wisconsin Budget Hearing Opening Remarks

WisEye Morning Minute: JFC 2019-21 Budget Agency Briefings Opening Remarks

The budget hearing process started today - opening remarks from Republicans and Democrats. Thanks to Wisconsin Eye for the video.

Leaders or Followers?

Senator Jeff Smith

As leaders and policy makers in Wisconsin it is our job to ensure that our state government and operations run smoothly. Our agencies must be funded properly, people must be paid and projects should be moving forward in a timely fashion. It doesn’t need to be complicated. There are processes in place that have worked for decades.

Vote!

Election time once again is sneaking up on us all. This is our regular reminder to go out and vote on Tuesday. There are multiple interesting elections going on in the Chippewa Valley. In Menomonie there is a hotly contested School Board election, with six candidates running for three seats. If you do not think your vote matters, please remember that last year one of the Menomonie School Board candidates lost by three votes. One of those votes might have been yours.

Wisconsin Farmers Union travels to Farmers Bill of Rights Rally

Sarah Lloyd speaks at rally

Farmers Bill of Rights Rally

I was privileged to be able to travel with the Wisconsin Farmers Union to the Farmers Bill of Rights rally in Storm Lake, Iowa on March 30. Members from around the state traveled together on a bus, with most of the members being from the Chippewa Valley area. 

Live from the Heartland Forum - update, includes video

Elizabeth Warren at Farmers Rights Rally

I have just left the Farmer's Rights rally in Storm Lake Iowa. I came down on the bus with the Wisconsin Farmers Union. We left Chippewa Falls at 4 AM today.  Later in the week there will be a video of the Rally, and photos. 

Heartland Forum

Antitrust panel at WFU State Convention 2019

Wis.Community will be traveling with the Wisconsin Farmers Union to the Heartland Forum in Storm Lake Iowa. The trip will include the forum itself, which is the first candidate forum of the 2020 campaign season. It will also include a Farmer Bill of Rights Rally sponsored by Family Farm Action.

Public Forum on Air Quality and Impacts on Public Health-Colfax Municipal Building

Dr. Crispin Pierce, a nationally-recognized expert on frac sand health risks, is a Professor of Environmental Public Health at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

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