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17
May
2016

wakeboardingThe recreational sport of wakeboarding is popular along the Black River, but the constant large wakes caused by the boats has effected people’s use of the river and caused damage to piers and docks and erosion of the shore. Sen. Kathleen Vinehout attempts to find a solution that allows everyone to enjoy the river.

Written by Kathleen Vinehout, State Senator 31st District   
 
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16
May
2016

uwgb-studentStudent debt is a crippling financial reality for nearly one million Wisconsin residents who owe a combined $19 billion for their college education. Other states are already taking steps to lower student loan debt and lure away our graduates. Wisconsin families should have those same options.

Written by State Senate Democrats   
 
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14
May
2016

wis-democracy-campaignMADISON - We had a great time at our annual celebration this week in Madison, with many speakers expressing hope for the future of our state, and our country.

WDC’s annual gathering focused on hope (poet Angie Trudell Vasquez pictured below)

You can also view it, since WisconsinEye recorded most of it.

This week, we also kept up our reporting on the problem of money in politics in Wisconsin.

Angie Trudell VasquezWe just posted a story about UW system president Ray Cross, and the political donations he and his wife have made over the past several years. Here it is:

Ray Cross and his wife contributed to GOP

And we wrote about Attorney General Brad Schimel’s formal opinion that ties the hands of the DNR on the issue of high-capacity wells. Here you can see that Schimel sided with the folks that shoveled a lot of money his way:

AG’s ruling on wells praised by special interests that spent $2.2M to elect him

And finally, the family that owns the most dangerous frac mine in the country, and also has a mine in Wisconsin near Prairie du Chien, has lavished money on Walker, as well:

Owners of worst frac sand mine gave $8K to Walker

Written by Matt Rothschild, Wisconsin Democracy Campaign   
 
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