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Election Day Tuesday - vote like your life depends on it

Vote!

Tomorrow is election day in Wisconsin. Important elections are up throughout the state. Everyone in the state has an opportunity to vote in the primary election for State Supreme Court. the Supreme Court race is interesting as it has candidates of very different judicial attitudes. Tim Burns is running as an unabashed liberal, and essentially as a Democrat, despite this being a non-partisan race.

Removing Wetland Protections Needs Serious Deliberation

Kathleen Vinehout

Last Friday afternoon we learned of the 79 bills up for a vote on Tuesday. I spoke with my neighbor shortly after seeing the long list.

“How can they possibly know what they are voting on?” she asked me. I replied there is no time to talk with people and learn the effects of these changes.

Trump budget would undo gains from conservation programs on farms and ranches

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Texas farmer Taylor Wilcox received USDA funding to flood his fallow rice fields, creating habitat for black-necked stilts and other birds.

Vinehout - Moving Broadband Forward for Wisconsin

In a recent committee hearing, I argued majority lawmakers were moving broadband expansion forward by press release and little else.

This week Representative Don Vuwink (D-Milton) and I are circulating bills to actually move broadband forward for Wisconsin.

Subeck - Assembly Republicans Set to Approve Governor Walker’s $90 Million per Year Election Gimmick

MADISON – Representative Lisa Subeck (D-Madison), ranking Democratic member on the Assembly Committee on Public Benefit Reform, issued the following statement ahead of today’s Assembly Vote on special session bills that chip away at the safety net for Wisconsin’s most vulnerable families:

 

Eau Claire Governor Forum

Eau Claire Governor Forum

On Saturday, Feb. 10 the Citizen Action Organizing Co-op of Western Wisconsin held a candidate forum at the Eau Claire Children's Theater. The event was attended by over 220 people, and gave 7 of the Democratic candidates for governor a chance to explain their positions. This is a video of the entire event. Candidates present were Paul Soglin, Andy Gronik, Matt Flynn, Kelda Roys, Dana Wachs, Mike McCabe, and Mahlon Mitchell. 

Who is Working Under the Governor’s New “Wisconsin Works” Program?

“With more people working in Wisconsin…, we can’t afford to have anyone on the sidelines, we need everyone in the game,” stated Governor Walker, calling for a special session to take up bills he nicknamed, “Wisconsin Works for Everyone.”
 
The Senate Public Benefits, Licensing and State-Federal Relations Committee, of which I am a member, took up the special session bills in a recent public hearing.

Farmers Advocate for Agriculture and Rural Communities

Kathleen Vinehout

Farmers from several western Wisconsin counties traveled to Madison as part of the annual Ag Day at the Capitol.

On the day the Governor delivered his State of the State address, farmers shared with their legislators, the state of things in their world.

Closed Captioning Rule endangers availability of governmental meeting videos

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Confusion is reigning among community television groups in the state as it is becoming unclear if video of governmental meetings can be shown on community tv.

Rep. Sargent: 10 Things More Believable than Governor Walker’s State of the State

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                           

January 24, 2018

Contact: Britt Cudaback, [email protected], 308-440-2939

 

Rep. Sargent: 10 Things More Believable than Governor Walker’s State of the State

Common Cause - Another Body Blow to Democracy and Transparency in Wisconsin

For Release: Tuesday - January 23, 2018

Another Body Blow to Democracy and Transparency in Wisconsin
in the State Senate Today

Sen. Vinehout on State of the State speech

January 24, 2018

 

Sen. Vinehout Statement on the State of the State

(MADISON) Sen. Kathleen Vinehout - D-Alma, released the following statement prior to the Governor’s State of the State address to a joint session of the Legislature.

ACLU on Elections and Ethics attempted firings

With just a few weeks until the first of several important statewide elections this year, the Wisconsin Senate just voted 18 – 12, along party lines, to fire the administrator of Wisconsin's Elections Commission, Michael Haas.

What would you think if you read about this happening in another country? It sounds reckless and suspicious.

Sen. Kathleen Vinehout - Kicking Us When We Are Down

Kathleen Vinehout

The little girl walked home through the snow. She took the longer route. Mom asked her to stop at the store to buy milk. She touched the coupons and note. She couldn’t lose them. Mom was so sick with cancer.

Lisa Subeck - Republicans Pass Giveaway to Wealthy Developers

Lisa Subeck

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

DATE: January 23, 2018

CONTACT: Zach Madden, 608-266-7521(office) 608-620-3884 (cell)

 

Gaps, Guardrails And The Fast-Advancing Math Of Partisan Gerrymandering

The arguments driving a potentially landmark court case over partisan gerrymandering in Wisconsin may already be outdated.

SD 10 election Tuesday

Patty Schactner

A special election will be held tomorrow, Jan 16 for the Senate District 10 seat left vacant by Sheila Harsdorf. Normally I have not endorsed candidates in the past, but this is a very important race both for the people of SD 10 and symbolically for the country. This race pits a Wisconsin progressive candidate against a die-hard new-style Wisconsin Republican and is being watched nation-wide as a bellweather of things to come in the mid-term elections later in the year. 

How Haste Empowers the “Shadow Legislature”

“Who put all this policy in the budget?” I whispered to my colleague the night the budget passed. “Groups,” he said glumly. “I call it the ‘Shadow Legislature.’”

These groups are often from outside Wisconsin and often funded by large donors. Behind the scenes, they push for policy, added at the last minute, which is unrelated to the state budget but changed laws.

Look & See - A Portrait of Wendell Berry

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Nick Offerman On The Film "Look & See"

We are sponsoring our first Wis.Community community film showing. We hope to do more of these in the coming months - films that enlighten and entertain, and that will not show in local theaters otherwise.

LOOK & SEE is a cinematic portrait of farmer and writer Wendell Berry. Through his eyes, we see both the changing landscapes of rural America in the era of industrial agriculture and the redemptive beauty in taking the unworn path.

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