Rob Swearingin

Scorecard of 33 Votes
4:20 pm
Tue July 29, 2014

Northwoods Legislators Earn Awards From Commerce Group

Representative Rob Swearingin was presented with an award by Jason Culotta of Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce.
Credit Natalie Jablonski / WXPR News

State Representative Rob Swearingin accepted an award in Rhinelander Tuesday. 

The pro-business group Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, or WMC…gives out the Working for Wisconsin award…to legislators that vote with what the group calls the pro-jobs position. 

Jason Culotta, Director of Tax and Transportation Policy, explains that WMC looked at votes on 33 pieces of legislation.

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Cold Winter Means Big Payments
3:06 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

Hundreds Seek Assistance With Energy Bills

High propane bills are squeezing budgets for lower income households.
Credit Jason Woodhead

Families and individuals struggling to pay high heat bills may be able to get help.  Northwoods state lawmakers stopped in Rhinelander today to spread the word about the nonprofit Keep Wisconsin Warm fund.

That program has expanded its income limits to 80 percent of the state median income…to try and help more working households who may be feeling the pinch. 

Senator Tom Tiffany, and Representatives Rob Swearingin, Jeff Mursau and Mary Czaja each donated a hundred dollars to the fund.  Tiffany noted donations can be routed to aid whichever county you choose.  

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School Funding
4:19 pm
Wed June 5, 2013

Budget Proposal Diverts Timber Money to K-12 Schools

The Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest spans over 1.5 million acres in northern Wisconsin.
Credit US Forest Service

Some Northwoods school districts could be getting a financial boost next year, thanks to a proposal included the state budget.

The version of the budget passed by the joint finance committee would send 25 percent of timber sales from the Chequamegon-Nicolet National Forest to local schools.  School districts would receive different amounts based on how much forest acreage falls within their district.  Republican State Representative Rob Swearingin describes the proposal as a shot in the arm for rural schools.

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