MADISON - Eight years ago, Governor Walker’s signature issue during his election was his opposition to a bipartisan plan to bring a high-speed rail line to Wisconsin, connecting the Midwest. Eight years later, Scott Walker’s signature issue of his reelection for next fall will be his Foxconn deal. Let’s look at these two deals, and determine what would have been better for Wisconsin:
Senator Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma) answers questions for the Wisconsin Gubernatorial Candidate Forum hosted by Our Wisconsin Revolution in La Crosse. Topics discussed include the environment, education, healthcare, racial relations, and inspiring voters.
“Hemp is an agricultural commodity and should be treated as such in Wisconsin law,” said Senator Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma) commenting on the recent passage of Senate Bill 119 by the Committee on Agriculture, Small Business and Tourism.
Vinehout, as a member of the committee, tried to amend the bill so it would “more properly treat the crop as a commodity under the law.” Vinehout also tried to amend the bill to remove the background check on farmers who apply and receive a license from the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP), stating, “farmers don’t have a background check to grow corn or rye.”
Senator Kathleen Vinehout is announcing she will run for Wisconsin governor on the Democratic ticket during
a “Putting People First” rally in Black River Falls on September 25, 2017.
In her prepared remarks, she will say: “I am running for Governor to turn the state’s priorities upside down. I
am running for Governor to put people first, at the center of state policy and the top priority when it comes to
spending the state’s dollars. My vision for tomorrow is very different from where the state is today.”
Senator Vinehout to Share Her Vision of Putting People First Sept. 25
Senator Kathleen Vinehout will be holding an event to share her vision of “Putting People First” to improve the lives of all Wisconsin residents.
The announcement event will be held in Black River Falls, Wisconsin at 5:30 pm September 25, 2017 at the Comfort Inn, W10170 State Highway 54 E, Black River Falls, WI 54615.
Click here to view the location on a map.