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Cranberry Creek Farm CAFO Hearing 3/28/2017

Cranberry Creek CAFO Hearing 3/28/2017 Full Testimony

March 28, 2017

A hearing was held today about the re-issuance of the WPDES permit for Cranberry Creek Farm. Cranberry Creek is asking to expand from approximately 2000 cows to over 7000. Many testified at the hearing today, raising various issues with the state of the permit application, while also questioning the wisdom of a farm fo that scale in an area that is already suffering from groundwater degradation.

Healthcare: What’s Next? - Senator Kathleen Vinehout

March 28, 2017
By Senator Kathleen Vinehout   “Obamacare is the law of the land,” House Speaker Paul Ryan told the nation. “We’re going to be living with Obamacare for the foreseeable future.”   The much-maligned Affordable Care Act (ACA) passed in 2010 will stay in place.  

Western Wisconsin Schools Grapple With Falling Status Of Teachers

March 26, 2017
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We Fact-Checked Lawmakers' Letters to Constituents on Health Care

March 25, 2017
by Charles Ornstein ProPublica, March 22, 2017, 5 a.m.

When Louisiana resident Andrea Mongler wrote to her senator, Bill Cassidy, in support of the Affordable Care Act, she wasn't surprised to get an email back detailing the law's faults. Cassidy, a Republican who is also a physician, has been a vocal critic.

Are Waters in Wisconsin Meeting Water Quality Standards?

March 22, 2017
By Senator Kathleen Vinehout   “The bottom line is: Are waters meeting water quality standards?” George Meyer told the Audit Committee at a recent hearing.   “[Wisconsin is] adding hundreds of impaired waters every year,” Mr. Meyer added. “It’s because of discharged nitrates and phosphorus.”  

Paul Ryan - Granny Killer

March 22, 2017

In the new age of Trump politics, you can count on a lot of alternate truth. Much of it comes from the "Wisconsin Miracle" wrought by our governor and the likes of Paul Ryan. We are about to find out if we are going to take the somewhat flawed Obamacare and replace it with the totally nonfunctional Trumpcare. If this happens we by and large have Paul Ryan to blame. 

Broadband Expansion: Rural Wisconsin Needs the Real Deal

March 15, 2017
Broadband Expansion: Rural Wisconsin Needs the Real Deal by Senator Kathleen Vinehout  

9th District Court Refuses to re-instate immigration ban

February 9, 2017

Today the 9th District Court voted unanimously not to overturn the stay against the Trump immigration ban. The entire ruling is attached:

Senator Vinehout: Increasing Funding for Voucher and Charter Schools Comes at a Big Cost

February 7, 2017

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

New estimate by LFB shows funding parity price tag is over $100M

ALMA, WI - For many years, voucher and charter school advocates sought funding parity while rural schools struggle to stay open. Senator Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma) responded to a new analysis done by the Legislative Fiscal Bureau pegging the parity price tag at over $100M.