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Town Hall in Menomonie with Ron Johnson Aide

Town Hall with aide to Senator Ron Johnson in Menomonie

July 18, 2017

Tom Petri, one of Ron Johnson's aides, held a town hall meeting in Menomonie last night to talk with Senator Johnson's constituents. Approximately 120 people attended the town hall, which was mostly respectful and grateful to Mr. Petri for coming to hear their concerns.

Talk Is All Health Care at the Art Fair

Kathleen Vinehout
July 17, 2017

By

Senator Kathleen Vinehout

“My father-in-law is losing his health insurance,” Pam told me. She stopped to chat as we perused the booths at the Stockholm Art Fair.

Stockholm, population 66, has one of the best art fairs in western Wisconsin. Judging by the license plates, the fair is high on the list for Minnesotans too.

Trump Lawyer Marc Kasowitz Threatens Stranger in Emails: ‘Watch Your Back , Bitch'

July 14, 2017

by Justin Elliott ProPublica, July 13, 2017, 4:30 p.m.

This story has been updated with a response from a spokesman for Marc Kasowitz.

Marc Kasowitz, President Trump's personal attorney on the Russia case, threatened a stranger in a string of profanity-laden emails Wednesday night.

Town Hall to be held with Ron Johnson Aide in Menomonie

July 14, 2017

This is on our events calendar, but it's particularly notable. Due to a great deal of commitment and work on the part of members of the Citizen Action Organizing Co-op of Western Wisconsin, one of Ron Johnson's aides will hold a town hall meeting in Menomonie on Monday the 17th of July. This is notable since Johnson has refused in-person town halls, and in fact has had very few town hall meetings where one of his representatives has attended.

What Robert Mueller Learned From Enron

July 14, 2017

This story was co-published with The New York Times. It seems safe to assume that nobody read Donald Trump Jr.’s damning emails with a Kremlin-connected lawyer more closely than Robert Mueller. Mueller, the special counsel investigating possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russian officials, will surely be making calls to everyone involved in the now…

Got Budget? No - and this is not a good thing

July 14, 2017

Trump Has Secretive Teams to Roll Back Regulations, Led by Hires With Deep Industry Ties

July 11, 2017

by Robert Faturechi, ProPublica, and Danielle Ivory, The New York Times, July 11, 2017, 5 a.m.

President Trump entered office pledging to cut red tape, and within weeks, he ordered his administration to assemble teams to aggressively scale back government regulations.

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Files Lawsuit To Halt Commission Hearing for Failure to Comply With Federal Law

July 10, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 10, 2017

Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law Files Lawsuit To Halt Commission Hearing

for Failure to Comply With Federal Law

Lawsuit Also Demands Release of Information About the Commission Under Key Government Transparency Law

Scott Walker Set to Sign Koch Anti-Regulations Bill in Wisconsin

July 10, 2017

A bill with the potential to hobble government agencies' ability to propose regulations, known as the REINS (Regulations from the Executive in Need of Scrutiny) Act, has passed in both chambers of the Wisconsin Legislature and Republican Governor Scott Walker's office has told DeSmog he intends to sign it into law. REINS has been pushed for…

Seeking Solutions for State Road Budget

July 10, 2017

By

Senator Kathleen Vinehout

 

A tall man stopped me in the hall of the Capitol. “Can’t you just increase the gas tax?” he asked me. “I’m here to ask my Republican Senator to increase the gas tax. We need to fix the roads.”

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