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

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January 24, 2018

Contact: Britt Cudaback, , 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 Today, for the first time in state history (according to the Senate Chief Clerk), appointments subject to confirmation for positions in state government, were rejected without a public hearing.

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.

“The State of the State should be measured by how each of us is doing in our own lives. By that measure, we are not doing well.

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)

 

Republicans Pass Giveaway to Wealthy Developers and Rental Industry at the Expense of Local Communities

 

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The arguments driving a potentially landmark court case over partisan gerrymandering in Wisconsin may already be outdated.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

Look and See Poster

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.

Conservationists Endorse Patty Schachtner for SD10

MADISON – Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters proudly endorses Patty Schachtner for Wisconsin’s Senate District 10.

The upcoming special election on Jan. 16 in SD10 provides voters one of the first major opportunities to send a message to the anti-conservation elements in Madison and Washington D.C. by electing Patty Schachtner.

Why Are My Property Taxes So High?

Kathleen Vinehout
“I’m paying higher property taxes and I haven’t had a raise in years.” Sound familiar? You are not alone. Property taxes are a regressive tax – the tax falls harder on those with less means. Property tax bills take a bigger bite out of the paychecks of people who have not received a raise in years.

Looking Forward to 2018

Kathleen Vinehout

Snow falls gently on the farm. It’s the light, fluffy snow that comes when it’s very cold.

We’ve seen bitter temperatures to end the year. Like many, the cold caused its share of problems on our farm. I was reminded to appreciate running water when our well pump went out Christmas Eve. When an electric waterer failed, we carried buckets of water to our horses.

Looking Back on 2017

As the year draws to a close, I often look back on my time in the Legislature and think of decisions that have an effect on our families and our neighborhoods.

Sen. Shilling: Senate GOP calls for investigation into organization they dismantled two years ago

Jennifer Shilling

Contact: Sen. Jennifer Shilling, 608-266-5490

Sen. Janet Bewley, 608-266-3510

 

MADISON – Today, Senate GOP Leaders formally asked Attorney General Brad Schimel to investigate the Government Accountability Board, the now defunct agency republicans disbanded in 2015. The vote passed in the Committee on Senate Organization, 3-2, with Senators Fitzgerald, Roth, and Vukmir voting for the request and Senators Shilling and Bewley voting against.

Stepp to Oversee Environmental Protection for Midwest

Trump’s EPA Appoints Former DNR Secretary Who Left the Agency in Tatters

MADISON – In a damaging blow to Wisconsin’s – and its neighbors’ – environmental and public health, former Wisconsin DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp is now in charge of environmental protection for the entire Midwest.

Rep. Sargent Statement on Calls for Elections, Ethics Commission Resignations

Melissa Sargent

                                                                 December 15, 2017

Contact: Britt Cudaback, , 308-440-2939

 

Rep. Sargent Statement on Calls for Elections, Ethics Commission Resignations

 

Adam Jarchow - Republican Candidate for 10th Senate District

Candidate Interview: Adam Jarchow (R) Candiate for 10th Senate District

Continuing the series of interviews with Adam Jarchow.

Free Tuition for Two-Year and Tech Colleges Means Freedom to Learn

“Every Wisconsinite should have access to education or training past high school… To be pursued at whatever point and pace makes sense for individual workers and industries,” wrote researchers at the Center on Wisconsin Strategy (COWS) eight years ago.

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