BlueWisconsin infographic: Which Wisconsin legislators reach across the aisle most and least?

Based on the annual Bipartisan Index released every spring by the Lugar Center, this BlueWisconsin data graphic shows how bipartisan (or not) each of Wisconsin’s congressional legislators were in last year’s congress.

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UPDATE: Location change for Rep. Kind’s May 31 town hall

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Instead of the previously reported location of UW-Platteville’s Pioneer Center, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind’s town hall on Wednesday, May 31, will be held at Platteville City Hall in the Council Chambers, 75 N. Bonson St. You can find details on Rep. Kind’s Facebook page.

Kind holding Platteville town hall Wednesday

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U.S. Rep. Ron Kind is hosting a town hall Wednesday, May 31, at the Pioneer Center on the UW-Platteville campus. It will begin at 3:00 pm. We have not been able to find an announcement directly from Rep. Kind, but the event is listed on the Town Hall Project calendar.

Bipartisanship scores for Wisconsin’s DC legislators, with a Dem topping the list

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Each spring, the Lugar Center releases its Bipartisan Index for U.S. Senators and Representatives of the previous congress. Among Wisconsin’s scored legislators, Rep. Ron Kind was the most bipartisan, followed by Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner. Rep. Glenn Grothman ranked almost dead last for the House, but most of Wisconsin’s Dem legislators scored negatively as well. > Wisconsin State Journal

How Wisconsin’s congressional delegation voted in DC last week

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See how our U.S. House Reps and Senators voted on bills last week involving Russian election meddling, death sentence expansion, disclosure of Trump’s tax returns, warrantless arrests by probation officers, the Rachel Brand appointment for Assoc. Attorney General, and the Jeffrey Rosen appointment for Deputy Transportation Secretary. > Wisconsin State Journal

Rep. Kind floats bill to lower tax rate for businesses involved in manufacturing

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U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-La Crosse) has introduced The Rebuilding American Manufacturing Act, which reduced the effective tax rate for companies involved in manufacturing to 20%. > Wheeler Report press release

Kind leading charge to let student borrowers refinance with lower rates

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“One of the most common topics people bring up during my visits to small businesses, tech colleges, universities, and at listening sessions is the need to allow Wisconsinites to refinance student loans,” said U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-La Crosse). “With people unable to get ahead because of high interest rates, it’s time to take action.”  >  Press release