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Action Alert: Wisconsin needs responsible mining NOW

March 05, 2012 J

The Wisconsin State Senate is expected to vote this week on legislation that will set the stage for a multi-billion dollar iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin.

According to an economic impact study from NorthStar Economics, once permitted the mine is projected to create over 3,000 jobs paying an average wage of $80,000 (including benefits) in the construction phase of the mining project. Once the mine is operational, to run at peak capacity more than 5,000 workers will be hired.

Subject: ICYMI: Appleton Post-Crescent: Insurance changes to offset budget deficit for Kimberly schools

February 28, 2012 J

Officials say savings from health insurance changes for employees in the Kimberly Area School District will offset a projected $1.1 million budget deficit next year.

The Board of Education unanimously approved changes Monday that include introduction of a high-deductible health insurance plan. Employees also will be given three other costlier insurance options… Gary Kvasnica, business service director for the school district, said the change "is a win-win all the way around."

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It’s Working Wisconsin Town Hall Next Saturday, March 3rd in Green Bay

February 23, 2012 J

MADISON – To help citizens separate the rhetoric from the reality on the budget reforms passed in Wisconsin last year, Americans for Prosperity Foundation-Wisconsin will be hosting a town hall meeting next Saturday, March 3rd at the Liberty Banquet Hall in Kimberly. The interactive meeting will feature remarks from budget and policy experts, an extensive Q&A session, and a viewing of the new “Did it Right” ad launched just last week, explaining how Wisconsin’s budget reforms have significantly stabilized property tax rates and avoided massive public employee layoffs.

AFP-Wisconsin Reaction to President Obama’s Budget Proposal

February 14, 2012 J

“More broken promises and bad news from Washington for Wisconsin taxpayers”

MADISON – Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin, the nation’s premier grassroots organization with over 113,000 members, issued the following statement in reaction to President Obama’s federal budget proposal that includes a $1.9 trillion tax increase and a plan to spend over $20 trillion in just the next five years:

“The President’s budget is chocked full of more broken promises and bad ideas that will grow the federal government at a time when Wisconsin’s families, job creators, and small businesses can afford it the least,” said Luke Hilgemann, AFP-Wisconsin State Director. “President Obama’s refusal to address the massive entitlements and federal debt that are starving our nation of prosperity, shows just how out of touch this President’s policies are with the priorities of most Wisconsinites.”

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