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Uihlein Groups Spend Nearly $11 Million To Help Kevin Nicholson PDF Print E-mail
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Brad Bainum   
Friday, 10 August 2018 12:33

richard-uihleinUihlein is spending millions of dollars to buy an election for Kevin Nicholson, because Uihlein wants a U.S. Senator who will work for him, say Dems.

MADISON - Billionaire Dick Uihlein-funded groups have now spent nearly $11 million to buy a U.S. Senate seat for Kevin Nicholsonaccording to a new report from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

leah-vukmirMost recently, a Uihlein-funded group called Solutions for Wisconsin on Wednesday launched a $911,000 TV ad buy attacking Nicholson's primary opponent, Leah Vukmir. That follows a July investment from another Uihlein-bankrolled group called Club for Growth Action Wisconsin, which last month spent more than $2 million on TV ads attacking Vukmir.

kevin-nicholson"The numbers don't lie: billionaire Dick Uihlein is spending millions of dollars to buy an election for Kevin Nicholson, because Uihlein wants a U.S. Senator who will work for him and his corporate special interest agenda that includes more tax breaks for big corporations and billionaires, phasing out health care programs, and deep cuts to Social Security," said Brad Bainum, DPW spokesperson for the 2018 Senate race.

Nicholson has welcomed Uihlein's support for months, and in return endorsed tax breaks for large corporations and billionaires like Uihlein, while also endorsing Uihlein's agenda that includes eliminating health care programs, raising the retirement age, and restructuring Social Security, including by reducing benefits.

Read more -- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: Richard Uihlein-backed groups have spent nearly $11 million to help Kevin Nicholson in GOP Senate primary.

GOP is Biggest Barrier to School Success PDF Print E-mail
Written by Wisconsin Senate Democrats, Kate Constalie   
Friday, 10 August 2018 11:21

teaching-studentsLocal taxpayers forced to make up for Republican cuts to education.

Congress Must Reauthorize the Land & Water Conservation Fund PDF Print E-mail
Written by League of Conservation Voters, Ryan Billingham   
Thursday, 09 August 2018 16:33

door-county_bikingCommunities across Wisconsin rely on the Fund to preserve and enhance outdoor spaces from the smallest urban park to the sprawling Ice Age Trail and the popular Devil’s Lake State Park. Outdoor recreation supports 168,000 jobs and produces $1.1 billion annually in the state.

Not Much State Revenue Sharing Going On PDF Print E-mail
Written by Kathleen Vinehout, State Senator 31st District   
Wednesday, 08 August 2018 01:40

road-repair-wiSen. Kathleen Vinehout writes about how stagnant shared revenue payments cause problems for local units of government as they try to address increasing costs.

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