State Senate Approves Worker Training Initiatives

Bipartisan votes move forward workforce development measures (Wisconsin State Capitol – Madison) – In bipartisan floor votes this week, the State Legislature moved forward on its fall agenda that prioritized a workforce development package. This latest effort to encourage job creation and economic development included two bills authored by State Senator Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls)…
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Harsdorf Votes For Property Tax Relief

State Senate Approves Tax Relief on bipartisan 28-5 vote (Wisconsin State Capitol – Madison) – The State Legislature took decisive action this week to approve a $100 million reduction in statewide property taxes, returning surplus tax revenues back to taxpayers. State Senator Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls) voted for this tax relief measure and applauded legislators’…
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Protecting Our Kids From Illegal Drugs

As families and our communities continue to struggle with the impact and effects of substance abuse, it is important for state legislators to be responsive to the needs of local officials who are on the front lines of combating illegal drugs and drug abuse. School officials and law enforcement have expressed their concerns regarding the…
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Wisconsin Keeps Working

This week’s news was dominated by the inability of our leaders in Washington D.C. to come to an agreement on a budget, resulting in a government shutdown. Combined with the shutdown of the Minnesota state government two years ago, we know that gridlock can be an all too common problem for those seeking a budget…
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Focus On Job Training Continues In Fall Session

As the Legislature continues its focus on encouraging job creation and economic development, one of our priorities is to improve job training programs and boost public-private partnerships to develop workers’ skill sets. As technology advances and industries evolve, ongoing worker training is vital to ensuring our state has a highly-skilled workforce that effectively competes for…
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