April 15, 2015
People Speak Out About Consequences of Budget Decisions
By Senator Kathleen Vinehout
“This is not my cup of tea,” the farmer said quietly as he moved up to the microphone at the Eau Claire budget hearing.
“I’m a UW grad. I’m a farmer. I’m a tech college grad. My kids went to public school. There’s a lot I could talk about today. But I’m here today for Craig, my son. He loves where he lives.”
“I don’t want to lose that,” said Craig sitting between his parents. Craig had surgery to remove brain tumors at 3 years old. His mind is quick and his words are heartfelt.