Rob Swearingen http://wxpr.org en Rural Schools Task Force Hears From Superintendent, Administrators http://wxpr.org/post/rural-schools-task-force-hears-superintendent-administrators <p>The&nbsp;Assembly Speaker's&nbsp;Rural Schools Task Force held its third hearing Tuesday in Madison.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>Legislators heard more than three hours of testimony from educational groups and administrators.&nbsp; &nbsp;State Superintendent of Schools Tony Evers spoke about the financial challenges facing rural schools.</p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 22:59:03 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 12153 at http://wxpr.org Rural Schools Task Force Hears From Superintendent, Administrators Lawmakers Learn About Rural Schools http://wxpr.org/post/lawmakers-learn-about-rural-schools <p>Eleven Assembly members from both parties came to Rhinelander&nbsp;Wednesday to learn more of the challenges facing rural schools. Ken Krall reports area school leaders had much to say.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 22:26:50 +0000 Ken Krall 9720 at http://wxpr.org Lawmakers Learn About Rural Schools Lawmakers Listening to You http://wxpr.org/post/lawmakers-listening-you <p>State Senator Tom Tiffany of Hazelhurst and three Northwoods members of the Assembly are hosting listening sessions October 28 through the 30th.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tiffany will be joining Rob </span>Swearingen<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Jeff </span>Mursau<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Mary </span>Czaja<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>Tiffany says the 12th Senate District is among the largest geographically in the state with a diverse set of issues.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Ken Krall 9514 at http://wxpr.org Lawmakers Listening to You Assembly Budget Has Sharply Different Viewpoints http://wxpr.org/post/assembly-budget-has-sharply-different-viewpoints <P>Republicans were pleased, Democrats disguted as the Wisconsin Assembly passed the bi-ennial state budget on Wednesday. Two freshmen legislators had vastly different views.</P> <P>34th District Republican Rob Swearingen of Rhinelander was surprised that minority Democrats pulled more than 200 amendments to the document that governs state spending for two years...</P> <BLOCKQUOTE> <P><I><U>"....I've been told by some veterans(legislators) that budgets typically don't get passed this fast. Thu, 20 Jun 2013 19:50:50 +0000 Ken Krall 3962 at http://wxpr.org Assembly Budget Has Sharply Different Viewpoints