Kathleen Vinehout's file:
Vinehout

Democrat Kathleen Vinehout is a Wisconsin state senator from Alma, in western Wisconsin. The former university professor and dairy farmer was elected to the Senate in 2006 and re-elected in 2010. She ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic nomination to run against Gov. Scott Walker in the gubernatorial recall election in 2012.

Recent statements involving Kathleen Vinehout

"If you make the average amount of people in Wisconsin, $50,000, you got $1.60 less a week in taxes" under the state income-tax cut, but "it didn’t show up in your paycheck."

Gov. Scott Walker bought "80 new, brand-new vehicles" for the state that "we probably don’t need."

Because of Gov. Scott Walker’s budgeting, a greater percentage of general fund tax dollars is "going to pay off debt than ever before in our history."

Says 21,000 Wisconsin residents got jobs in 2011, but "18,000 of them" were in other states.

Recent stories featuring Kathleen Vinehout

Five key pieces from our Scott Walker file:

The bright lights of the national media often cast a favorable glow on Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker after the November 2013 release of his book, sowing speculation that he would be a contender for the Republican nomination for president in 2016.

A few months later, on Feb. 23, 2014, the lights might have made Walker feel like he was under the heat of an interrogation.

As Walker continues to stir national interest, we offer a primer on who he is, focusing on recent PolitiFact Wisconsin items on three key themes of his time as governor: jobs, taxes and fiscal responsibility.

Tax cuts, tax hikes? How much and when?:

Not that they’re ever far from mind, but taxes have been all over the news in Wisconsin in recent days.

The High Five: Our most-clicked items for September:

Reader favorites last month dealt with the jobs picture, the state budget and a review of Truth-O-Meter items on Obamacare just days before the government shutdown.

We promise to remain open for business, no matter what happens in Washington.

Behind the rhetoric: The in-state, out-of-state campaign money debate:

Both sides say the other is relying on out-of-state contributions in the 2012 gubernatorial recall. We dig into the numbers in the third in our series of background stories on key questions in the race.

A round up of recall charges, counter-charges:

The pace of claims and counter-claims is accelerating as Wisconsin’s recall election for governor sprints to its June 5, 2012 conclusion. The primary is May 8.

We’ve been tracking many of the statements, and will continue to do so in the coming weeks.

Here’s a look at the some of the major emerging issues in the early campaign ads.

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