State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, D-Alma, has always done things a little bit differently.
She worked her way through college, despite her father's refusal to sign her financial aid papers. She earned degrees in public health and health services research, became a college professor, then left academia to start a dairy farm. And in 2006, she defeated an incumbent Republican lawmaker in her first campaign for the state Senate.
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Only one Democratic candidate for governor can defeat Gov. Scott Walker, who is destroying Wisconsin’s once-pristine environment, its once-sturdy roads and its once-admired education system.
That candidate is Kathleen Vinehout -- a three-term state senator who is a certified organic farmer from western Wisconsin, and a health care expert who taught health policy and health administration at the University of Illinois.
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The Devils have candidates Mahlon Mitchell and Kathleen Vinehout in studio to debate head to head for an hour in part one of this WI Gubernatorial debate series.
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Democrats and others who vote in the Democratic primary have until Aug. 14 to decide which of the Democrats they want running for governor.
One of the candidates, a state senator named Kathleen Vinehout, spoke to about 40 people at the Hilltop International Pub on Tuesday.
Vinehout has this recommendation for those trying to figure out which of 10 Democrats to support: Go to the candidates’ websites and look at the solutions they propose to the state’s problems.
Read more at the Janesville Gazette.
When Kathleen Vinehout walked on stage to give her speech at the state Democratic Convention this year, she was pumping her right fist in the air.
The state senator, who represents a portion of western Wisconsin in the Legislature, had a huge grin on her face and was singing along to her walk-on song, “All Fired Up,” by Pat Benatar.
When she got to the podium, she balled both of her fists, held them to her chest and raised her chin to the sky, totally reveling in the moment.
“Why are we all fired up?” she asked the crowed. “It’s our time to win!”
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Do new strict requirements for Medicaid adopted by states violate the law? A federal court is set to decide after recent arguments presented by policy experts who said the requirements do violate the law.
The case arose from Kentucky’s decision to create strict work requirements for getting healthcare through Medicaid. In January, the Trump administration invited states to submit “demonstration proposals” that make it much harder for people to qualify for or remain on Medicaid.
Read more at The Tomah Journal.