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Harsdorf Announces Listening Sessions

Senator Sheila Harsdorf has announced upcoming listening sessions around the 10th Senate District.

(State Capitol, Madison)… State Senator Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls) announced that she will be hosting listening sessions throughout the 10th Senate District.  The listening sessions are intended to provide residents of the district with the opportunity to talk with Harsdorf about issues of interest to them, to ask questions and to share their ideas and concerns.

“As the Legislature begins a new session, I look forward to hearing what is of concern and interest to area residents,” said Harsdorf.  “By hosting listening sessions, I hear firsthand the issues that are affecting individuals and small businesses.”

Listening sessions have been scheduled in each county of the 10th Senate District, which is comprised of parts of Burnett, Dunn, Pierce and Polk, and St. Croix Counties.  Below are the dates, locations and times of the listening sessions:

Thursday, January 10

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Balsam Lake, Polk County Judicial Center (1005 W. Main Street)

2:00 PM-3:00 PM, Grantsburg Village Hall (316 S. Brad Street)

4:30 PM-5:30 PM, St. Croix Falls Library (230 S. Washington Street)

Friday, January 11

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, River Falls Library (140 Union Street)

2:00 PM-3:00 PM, New Richmond Library (155 E. 1st Street)

4:00 PM-5:00 PM, St. Croix County Government Center (1101 Carmichael Road)

Monday, January 14

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM, Woodville Village Hall (102 S. Main Street)

3:30 PM-4:30 PM, Dunn County Judicial Center (615 Stokke Parkway)

If you would like more information please feel free to contact Sen. Harsdorf’s office at 608-266-7745, toll-free at 1-800-862-1092, or via e-mail at Sen.Harsdorf@legis.wi.gov.

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Celeste Koeberl January 14, 2013 at 04:54 PM
A dozen area voters from across the political spectrum met with Sen. Harsdorf in Hudson. The wide-ranging discussion covered: • Achieving adequate state funding for Family Care services in St. Croix Co and throughout WI; • Reducing the current more than ten year wait time for the delivery of specialized services to qualifying children in St. Croix Co; • Projections regarding state Medicare and Medicaid needs and funding; • Restoring state funding for Child Support Collection services to the level required in order to receive federal matching funds; • Maintaining state transportation funding; • Re-establishing tax reciprocity agreements between WI and MN; • Status of first responders mutual aid agreements between WI and MN; • WI’s private-sector job growth; • Evaluating the effectiveness and return on investment of WI incentives for private-sector job growth and economic stimulus; • Requiring annual audits of the WEDC; • Restoring education funding, and reducing the “skills gap”; • Increasing time for absentee balloting, reauthorizing absentee balloting in the three days prior to election day, preserving election day voter registration, and establishing an early voting system; • Ensuring adequate environmental protections where iron mining is proposed; and • Taking action to reduce gun violence. An audio recording of the complete January 11 Listening Session is available at https://soundcloud.com/wis-info/harsdorf-jan-13
Micheal Foley January 14, 2013 at 05:10 PM
Thanks Celeste! Feel free to post this on our Local Voices platform for better exposure: http://hudson-wi.patch.com/blog/apply

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