Efforts Underway To Repeal Law That Limits Schools Ability To Treat Common Ailments

On March 1st, changes in the law governing how medicine is given to children at school went into effect. These changes make it more difficult for parents and school districts to make sure kids have access to non-prescription medications during the school day, for simply things for such things as a stomachache, headache, or a…
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3M – Menomonie Celebrates Milestone

I was excited to be on hand today Friday, February 4th as 3M celebrated laying the 1,000th mile of their new high-voltage overhead electricity conductor.  The cable, which has been recognized by R&D Magazine with an R&D 100 Award as a technologically significant product, is manufactured at 3M’s facility in Menomonie.  The plant employs over…
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Traveling Smithsonian Exhibit Comes To River Falls

“Key Ingredients,” a traveling exhibition on the history and culture of food in America, will open Friday, January 28th at the River Falls Public Library. I am looking forward to joining community members in welcoming the exhibit to our area at a kick-off celebration at the library on Friday at 1:00pm. Visitors will have the…
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Health Savings Account Tax Deduction To Be Signed Into Law

Governor Walker will sign a bill into law today creating a state income tax deduction for contributions to Health Savings Accounts (HSAs).  The bill was passed by the Legislature as part of the special session on economic recovery. HSA contributions are already exempt from federal taxation. Wisconsin has been one of only a handful of…
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Special Legislative Session Aims To Spur Job Creation

Last week, Governor Walker called a special legislative session to promote job growth in Wisconsin.  Now, the Legislature is actively considering several proposals put forward by the Governor in an effort to change the way our state government approaches job creation.  Below is a snapshot of each proposal and how it relates to creating and…
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