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January 13, 2010
Column: Past year was good and bad
2009 was a difficult and challenging year for our nation's economy. Wisconsin was not spared, as state budget shortfalls exploded and job losses mounted. Politically, Wisconsin's long standing split party governance in the Legislature and Governor's Office was replaced with...
January 13, 2010 - 2:43pm
November 3, 2009
Interstate cooperation must go beyond rhetoric
A month ago, when Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced Minnesota was pulling out of income-tax reciprocity with Wisconsin, there was disappointment and frustration from residents and legislators in both states. At the beginning of this year, Pawlenty and Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle held press...
November 3, 2009 - 7:11am
September 18, 2009
Lawmakers will have full plate
What's in store for the fall legislative session? Wisconsin Legislature is scheduled to begin its fall session in mid-September, and the agenda set by Democratic leadership follows much of what we are seeing at the federal level. While proposals to overhaul health care delivery...
September 18, 2009 - 5:15pm
July 25, 2009
Spending more fixes nothing
If it seems like every solution to our economic downturn demands more government spending, it's because it has. A constituent emailed me last week with the subject line "No More Spending!" He had it right. Over the past few months, we have seen the federal government multiply...
July 25, 2009 - 8:19am
June 27, 2009
Wisconsinites face big tax woes
To the Editor: The final budget bill, negotiated behind closed doors, passed the Wisconsin Senate 17-15, with all Republicans and one Democrat voting no. Democratic leadership introduced and passed a two-year state budget that increases spending by $4 billion, raises state taxes...
June 27, 2009 - 4:56pm
June 7, 2009
Stop crunching school budgets
Funding education has long been a top priority for Wisconsin. Even when faced with state budget shortfalls, there has been an effort to protect our schools and look for spending cuts elsewhere. That is why the action taken by the budget-writing committee this week as they wrapped...
June 7, 2009 - 5:42pm
April 10, 2009
Column: Listening to law enforcement should pay off
The state's chief law enforcement official, Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, has undertaken an effort to reach out and engage local law enforcement about how the Department of Justice and state officials can improve public safety. It has been a privilege to host these...
April 10, 2009 - 7:12am
October 27, 2008
Sheila Harsdorf and Alison Page to be on WPR's 'The West Side'
Wisconsin Public Radio's "The West Side" wraps up its series of election forums with candidates from the 10th Senate District at 5 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 28. Guests include Sen. Sheila Harsdorf (Republican) and Alison Page (Democrat), both of River Falls. Host Mary Jo Wagner will explore...
October 27, 2008 - 12:00am
July 30, 2008
Harsdorf announces re-election bid for Wisconsin Senate seat
Harsdorf announces re-election bid for Wisconsin Senate seat Wisconsin state Sen. Sheila Harsdorf, R-River Falls, has announced her re-election bid for the 10th Senate District seat she has held since 2000. In her announcement, Harsdorf noted some of her accomplishments including...
July 30, 2008 - 12:00am
July 28, 2008
Ellsworth officials react to loss of Army Reserve unit
ELLSWORTH - Gerry DeWolfe once served in the U.S. Army's reserve's 652nd Engineering Company and still knows people connected with the unit. That's why the announcement that the Army intends to move the unit from its headquarters in Ellsworth to a new location outside of Hammond...
July 28, 2008 - 12:00am
June 26, 2008
Column: Keep lowering Wisconsin taxes
It has been nearly 30 years since Wisconsin was not among the top 10 most-taxed states in the nation. Historically, Wisconsin has been a high- taxed state. Today, the average Wisconsin citizen spends about 12.3 percent of their income on state and local taxes. Wisconsin ranks 11th...
June 26, 2008 - 12:00am
March 19, 2008
Column: Tax-first crowd is wrong on budget shortfall
The ink has barely dried on a budget bill that raised taxes and fees hundreds of millions of dollars, and Democratic leadership in the Legislature and Gov. Jim Doyle are already supporting more taxes and spending to offset a new $655 million budget shortfall. A national economic...
March 19, 2008 - 12:00am
March 13, 2008
Wisconsin veterans session planned March 24 in Ellsworth
Wisconsin veterans session planned March 24 in Ellsworth State Sen. Sheila Harsdorf, R-River Falls, and Wisconsin Secretary of Veterans Affairs John Scocos plan an information session for veterans from 8 to 9 a.m. March 24 at American Legion Post 204, 139 S. Oak St., Ellsworth....
March 13, 2008 - 12:00am
March 7, 2008
Column: State must make tough choices
As the Wisconsin Legislature nears the end of its two-year regular legislative session this month, there is a flurry of activity in both the Senate and the Assembly. Wisconsin voters, with a renowned independent streak, have elected a split control Legislature, one of 11 in the...
March 7, 2008 - 12:00am
February 27, 2008
Harsdorf to meet with citizens at Pierce County Courthouse
Sen. Sheila Harsdorf, R-River Falls, will hold a listening session at noon Friday in the Pierce County Courthouse in Ellsworth. The session is part of a four-day series of stops she will make throughout her district, which includes Pierce and St. Croix counties.
February 27, 2008 - 12:00am