Billings Win 95th Assembly
Along with her family, Billings was joined by friends, supporters, and Congressman Ron Kind, Rep. Steve Doyle, and Senator Jennifer Shilling at Nell's City Grill on Tuesday night.
Farm bill runs into 11th-hour opposition
In the 11th hour, a U.S. representative and a bipartisan coalition of 26 groups are trying to keep the House and Senate agriculture committees from pushing the 2012 Farm Bill through Congress, calling their process secretive and undemocratic.
Lawmakers Not Pleased to Hear About Secret Farm Bill Deal
A bipartisan group of 26 Congressman, including three from Wisconsin, sent a letter to the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction expressing concern over the intent of the House and Senate Agriculture Committees to push through a 'secret' farm bill. The memorandum, which included the signatures of Reps. Ron Kind, Gwen Moore and Tom Petri, urged the panel to resist proposals that …
Rep. Kind Proposes Small Business Tax Credit for Rural WI
"This proposal by Representative Kind would create the first tax credit ever created specifically to meet the needs of those smallest rural businesses, the rural businesses that provide self-employment or maybe hire up to five people."
Are Farm Subsidies At Risk?
With the supercommitee desperately seeking deficit reduction, it has alighted upon a sacred cow: farm subsidies. They're especially alluring considering that farmers are among the few economic groups doing well these days. But aggies — not to worry. What Congress might take away in $5 billion worth of direct payments, it's considering putting back in a new form of subsidy for …
La Crosse Reacts to Gadhafi's Death
Kind added what made the revolution in Libya extra impressive was that it was executed almost entirely by rebel forces – who succeeded in overthrowing Gaddafi almost exclusively on their own.