New Projections Show $154 Million Surplus

(State Capitol, Madison) . . . Improved budget figures were released this week, indicating that the reforms passed last year to address the $3 billion budget deficit are continuing to improve our state’s finances.  Updated tax numbers compiled by the Department of Revenue (DOR) show Wisconsin is anticipated to end the current two-year budget with…
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State Programs Available To Help Seniors, Veterans And Citizens

As I travel around the 10th Senate District, visiting with residents, I often hear of frustration with the difficulty in accessing information about Wisconsin and state programs.  While technology advancements make it easier to access information online, these resources are often difficult to utilize for those without computers or reliable Internet service.   This column seeks…
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Reforms Reach $1 Billion In Savings

(State Capitol, Madison) . . . State Senator Sheila Harsdorf (R-RiverFalls) lauded this week’s announcement that $1 billion in savings have been realized since the enactment of budget reforms last year.   “Local governments and the state budget are seeing the positive results from our efforts to reform government and begin bringing spending in line…
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Harsdorf Statement On Polaris Announcement

I am thrilled with the news that Polaris has chosen to invest in its Osceola plant, resulting in the potential of 89 new family-supporting jobs.  The hard work and support of the Osceola community in attracting jobs and businesses in recent years should be commended.  Polaris’ decision recognizes the value of the workforce in our…
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Learn To Hunt Events

Hosting a Learn to Hunt event is a great way to introduce someone new to Wisconsin’s long standing hunting heritage.  This Department of Natural Resources program provides both classroom and field instruction for novices who will be hunting with an experienced hunter.  For those interested in mentoring, mentors must have at least 5 years of…
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