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State committee considers veteran unemployment - 9.18.12

SPARTA - Lawmakers considered the problem of unemployment among veterans at an informational hearing of the state Senate Committee on Economic Development, Entrepreneurship and Biotechnology at Sparta American Legion Thursday.

State Sen. Julie Lassa, D-Stevens Point, along with state Rep...

Help wanted for hard-hit vets - 8.30.12

As widespread as unemployment is in our society, it’s even worse for our returning military veterans.

Lassa jobs bill passes senate - 8.30.12

A measure that expands the Advanced Manufacturing Training Grants Program at Wisconsin technical colleges, authored by State Senator Julie Lassa (D-Stevens Point), passed the State Senate with broad bipartisan support today.

Lassa veterans jobs bill passed by senate - 8.30.12

A bill authored by Senator Lassa (D-Stevens Point) and Senator Terry Moulton (R-Chippewa Falls that allows veterans to apply their military and training experience to satisfy the training requirements for various professional and occupational licenses passed the State Senate today on an...

Internet crimes against children act signed - 8.30.12

A bill creating tougher penalties against pedophiles who use the Internet to target children and giving greater protection for child pornography victims, authored by State Senator Julie Lassa (D-Stevens Point) and Representative Tony Staskunas (D-West Allis) was signed into law by Governor...

Hiring disabled heroes bill to become law - 8.30.12

A bill that will create a tax credit for hiring disabled veterans, introduced by State Senator Julie Lassa (D-Stevens Point), is on its way to becoming law after passing the State Assembly Friday afternoon on a unanimous vote.

Additional resources available for farmers affected by drought - 8.30.12

The entire 24th State Senate District is included in the drought emergency area declared by the governor last week, making local farmers eligible for help amid continuing dry conditions, according to Senator Julie Lassa (D-Stevens Point).

Legislators urge investigation of unreported child sex abuse cases - 8.30.12

State Senator Julie Lassa (D-Stevens Point) and other state legislators will issue a letter to Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen today seeking an investigation of the 8,000 unreported instances of child sexual abuse and 100 alleged offenders reported to be contained in sealed documents...

Lassa: State agencies must comply with law - 8.29.12

State Senator Julie Lassa (D-Stevens Point) released the following statement today in response to an audit of state economic development programs that found that state agencies failed to track or publicly report complete information about the results of taxpayer-funded jobs programs.

Lassa named V.F.W. legislator of the year - 8.29.12

The Wisconsin Veterans of Foreign Wars recognized State Senator Julie Lassa (D-Stevens Point) yesterday as its 2012 Legislator of the Year.

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