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Because Scott Walker Asked

Scott Walker
September 14, 2016

We all knew it was going on, and we all knew it was deplorable. But it's always a great day to see the documentation.

Legislative Audit Bureau Celebrates 50 Years of Service

September 12, 2016

Legislative Audit Bureau Celebrates 50 Years of Service

By Senator Kathleen Vinehout

 

“Happy Birthday!” I told eighty auditors and other legislative leaders at a recent Capitol gathering. The nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau (LAB) recently celebrated 50 years of service to the people of the State of Wisconsin.

 

Clean Water Activists Eye Assembly Seats for Solutions

August 18, 2016

[[{"attributes":{},"fields":{}}]]Reprinted with permission from Uppity Wisconsin - written by WaterWarriors

Lynn Utesch and David Gorski are two environmental activists seeking to knock off Republican incumbents this November.

The veteran and small farmer, Utesch, and former wrestling champion and counselor, Gorski, are fronting, in effect, for 1,000s of citizens fighting for clean and safe water of their communities.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

July 20, 2016

No, that's not a quote from Melania Trump's speech.  I wrote it myself with a little help.  Though it does have a familiar ring to it. Not to beat a dead horse.

Kathleen Vinehout - UWEC and Local Business: A Flourishing Relationship Worthy of Investment

July 14, 2016

“One hundred years ago the Chamber rented a rail car to go down to Madison,” President Bob McCoy of the Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce told the gathering of business leaders. A century ago, Chamber members traveled to Madison to advocate for a new UW campus in Eau Claire.

“Maybe next time we’ll have to take a high speed train,” he joked.

Kathleen Vinehout - Government Accountability Died the End of June

July 2, 2016
Government Accountability Died the End of June by Senator Kathleen Vinehout   Government Accountability passed in a quiet death the last day of June.   There was no fanfare, no long speeches – just hard working employees packing up personal items.  

Kathleen Vinehout - Delight in the Sun!

June 27, 2016
  Delight in the Sun! by Senator Kathleen Vinehout   “Don’t you want to sit in the shade?” my sister-in-law asked. “No” I replied. I love the sun. I understand why ancient civilizations worshiped the sun.   Somehow, I think my in-laws, Cindy and Norm, love the sun too.  

29th Assembly District Candidate Forum

Wisconsin 29th Assembly District Candidate Forum

June 19, 2016

Community Conversations sponsored a Candidate Forum in Menomonie for the 29th Assembly District candidates on June 18.  All four of the announced candidates participated.

Kathleen Vinehout - Audit Raises Questions About Clean Water Protection

June 7, 2016
Audit Raises Questions About Clean Water Protection By Senator Kathleen Vinehout   We all drink water. We expect the water to be clean when it comes out of the facet. We also expect that someone is looking over the safety of our water.  
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