Sen. Kathleen Vinehout: Wisconsin’s future children deserve an equal education

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Should a Wisconsin child born into a poor family, an inner-city neighborhood or a rural home, or born with a special need, face fewer opportunities in their public school? State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout, a possible Dem gubernatorial candidate, says that although the answer’s no, we’re on a path that leads there. > The Cap Times

Who will run? List of potential Dem challengers for Walker grows

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At least seven Democrats said at last weekend’s state convention that they were thinking about challenging Gov. Scott Walker in next year’s election. All of them mingled with convention delegates, though none wanted to publicly announce their intentions. One handed out a business card that read, “Considering a run for governor.” > FOX6 Milwaukee

Western Wisconsin senator eyes gubernatorial bid

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State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout believes Dem candidates don’t have to win over Trump voters; they simply have to convince regular Democratic voters to get to the polls. And this is where this Western Wisconsinite, who also runs a family dairy farm and holds a PhD, feels she can gain a foothold. > Duluth News Tribune

“The broadest, most dangerous bill you’ve never heard of”

This is Sen. Kathleen Vinehout’s (D-Alma) assessment of a bill that grants state lawmakers new powers to block rules that might be deemed too costly for businesses. If a rule would cost businesses $10+ million, it can be blocked by legislators, and if the estimate is under $10 million, lawmakers can request another estimate.  >  Wisconsin Public Radio

Vinehout still mulling 2018 run for governor

State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma) says she still may challenge Gov. Walker in 2018. Responding to speculation Monday that Wisconsin Dems aren’t running because they don’t think they can win, she said: “I think that’s a lot of hype. I think the governor wants to put out that image.”  >  Wisconsin Public Radio

Dem Senator speaks to lesser-known budget realities

In a column from state Sen. Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma): “When it comes to paying bills you’ve got to deal with what’s real. You can’t spend rhetoric. In a future column I’ll discuss solutions to fix our roads. But today I’d like to focus on lesser known budget realities and possible solutions.”  >  Sen. Vinehout press release