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Letter from Sen. Vinehout: Looking back, Looking forward

December 28, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

As we say good-bye to 2012, it’s good to reflect on the old year and the opportunities and challenges in the New Year. Continue Reading

Letter from Sen. Vinehout: The “Eat Dessert First” budget

June 18, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

“I love to eat dessert first,” the Prescott man said as he munched on cake. Continue Reading

Government and Political Roundup: Budget to be debated tomorrow with the full Legislature

June 17, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

The full Wisconsin Legislature will start acting on the new state budget tomorrow. Continue Reading

Government and Political Roundup: Assemblywoman reveals she was raped as a child

June 14, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

As the result of an intense political debate, voters around Wausau are learning today that their new state representative was raped as a child. Continue Reading

Government and Political Roundup: Farm Bill battle now between conference committees

June 13, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

It now appears that the battle over the Farm Bill will be fought in a House-Senate conference committee. Continue Reading

Afternoon State News Briefs: Racous state Senate passes abortion ultrsound bill

June 12, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

Wisconsin News — After 20 minutes of debate this morning, Democrats screamed through a roll call vote on a bill that might force Appleton’s Planned Parenthood clinic to close and to make abortion candidates get ultrasounds so they could see what they were giving up Continue Reading

Letter from Sen. Vinehout: Medicaid Plan: Do Lawmakers really know all the details?

June 12, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

“We want to make things better,” one of the Finance Committee members recently told his colleagues. Continue Reading

Letter from Rep. Petryk: Joint Finance Committee approves budget bill

June 12, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

The work on the Wisconsin budget bill (Assembly Bill 40) by the Joint Finance Committee (JFC) is now complete and the bill moves on to the full Assembly for our consideration. Continue Reading

Government and Political Roundup: Debate on Abortion restrictions continue

June 12, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

Democrats in the Wisconsin Senate blocked approval yesterday of a Republican bill to require women to get ultrasounds before getting abortions. Continue Reading

Government and Political Roundup: Election laws up for debate today in Madison

June 10, 2013 in Pierce County Herald

A Wisconsin Assembly committee is scheduled to vote today on a compromise package of changes to the state’s election laws. Continue Reading