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As a member of the Coalition to Repeal Wisconsin’s Personal Property Tax, Cooperative Network continues to push for full repeal of what is an unfair and confusing tax. Cooperative Network recently met with Gov. Walker’s staff and informed them this would be one of our key legislative priorities during the...

The U.S. Senate passed its version of the 2018 Farm Bill last week by a vote of 86-11. The legislation differs from the Farm Bill that was passed by the House the week before, and received a much larger amount of bi-partisan support. Included in the bill was an...

On June 11, Cooperative Network filed comments with the Surface Transportation Board (STB) in support of co-op members whose access to freight rail service stands be threatened. This letter was a follow-up to one submitted by Cooperative Network back in April in reaction to the Metropolitan Council’s (Council) petition...

Last week, the House of Representatives failed to pass its version of the 2018 Farm Bill by a vote of 198-213. Cooperative Network joined over 150 organizations on a letter to Congress urging lawmakers to reject any amendments that could weaken programs designed to help farmers who are seeing the...

The House and Senate adjourned the 2018 just before midnight on Sunday evening. With just minutes to go before any legislation could constitutionally be advanced to the governor for his consideration, lawmakers in both bodies came to agreement on a tax bill, a supplemental budget bill, and a capital investment...

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