PSC Seeks Input On Broadband Internet Access

Given the importance of information and communication to our economy and in our daily lives, improving technology is critical to ensuring accessibility and connectivity to the Internet. One of the concerns I frequently hear from area residents is the issue of availability of broadband Internet access. While some communications providers have done excellent work in…
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State Legislators Urge Keeping Critical Access Hospital Definition

MADISON – In response to a report recently issued by the federal Office of Inspector General (OIG) that would affect the designation of Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) across the country, including many important rural health care centers in Wisconsin, a majority of Wisconsin state legislators have expressed their opposition to the OIG’s proposed changes to…
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Stay Connected To State Government Online

One of the most common frustrations I hear as I travel the 10th Senate District is the lack of Wisconsin news and information. Given our proximity to the Twin Cities, we often hear more information on Minnesota’s state government than our own. In an effort to address the availability of information, I have sought to…
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Saving Lives Through Organ Donation

One of the less publicized provisions of the recently enacted budget bill is an important measure to bring attention to the need for organ donation and to support efforts to encourage donation in Wisconsin. Currently, more than 115,000 people are on the national waiting list for organ transplants, including over 2,000 Wisconsin residents. Even more…
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Looking Back At Legislature’s Spring Session

Following the passing of the state budget bill last month, the State Legislature has completed its calendar for the spring portion of the 2013-14 legislation session. During the summer, legislative committees will continue to meet to hold public hearings on bills and to research issues that may be considered when the Legislature reconvenes in the…
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