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Deb Kolste

Born O’Neill, NE, June 20, 1953; married; 3 children. Graduate Kimball Co. H.S. (Kimball, NE) 1971; B.S. medical technology U. of Nebraska 1975. Full-time legislator. Former medical technologist. Member: YMCA of Northern Rock Co. (bd. mbr.); Health Net of Rock Co.; League of Women Voters; Friends of Rotary Gardens. Former member: Mercy Health Systems Volunteers (pres.); Rock Futbol Soccer League (founding bd. mbr.); PTO Bd.; PTA Bd. Janesville School Board, 2000-09.

Elected to Assembly 2012. Biennial committee assignments: 2013 — Health; Small Business Development; Transportation; Workforce Development.

Telephone: Office: (608) 266-7503; (888) 947-0044 (toll free); District: (608) 756-4311.
E-mail: Rep.Kolste@legis.wisconsin.gov
Voting address: Janesville 53546.
Mailing address: Office: Room 8 North, State Capitol, P.O. Box 8952, Madison 53708.

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Rep. Kolste Releases Package of Prescription Drug Legislation
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Rep. Kolste Releases Package of Prescription Drug Legislation

Trio of Bills Would Increase Drug Pricing Transparency and Provide Safeguards for Consumers

Prices of Lifesaving Drugs Skyrocketing

Prices of Lifesaving Drugs Skyrocketing

Investigation finds seven widely prescribed drugs rose by 29% to 5241% in recent years!

At Least 11,331 Wisconsin Jobs Outsourced Overseas Over the Last Five Years
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At Least 11,331 Wisconsin Jobs Outsourced Overseas Over the Last Five Years

Reveals Economic Wreckage Caused by Outsourcing During Walker and Johnson Years

Legislative Leaders and Citizen Action Call on Walker to Make Course Correction on BadgerCare
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Legislative Leaders and Citizen Action Call on Walker to Make Course Correction on BadgerCare

Wisconsin is adding mostly poverty-wage jobs, which is increasing BadgerCare enrollment.

Citizen Action Applauds Proposal to Scrap Walker’s Discredited Jobs Agency
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Citizen Action Applauds Proposal to Scrap Walker’s Discredited Jobs Agency

Over 2,900 Wisconsinites have signed a petition calling for the closure of the agency on Citizen Action of Wisconsin’s website.

Legislators Introduce Bill to Challenge Excessive Health Insurance Rates
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Legislators Introduce Bill to Challenge Excessive Health Insurance Rates

Walker Administration’s Insurance Commissioner has refused to police health insurance rate increases. Legislation would require state action to protect consumers.

Citizen Action Applauds WEDC Outsourcing Accountability Bills
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Citizen Action Applauds WEDC Outsourcing Accountability Bills

The bills are AB 340 in the Assembly and SB 211 in the Senate.

The State of Politics: E-Cigarettes Lights Up Capitol Fight
The State of Politics

E-Cigarettes Lights Up Capitol Fight

Should they be taxed like cigarettes, banned from restaurants/bars or protected from local regulations?

Redistricting reform the antidote to Republican extremism
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Redistricting reform the antidote to Republican extremism

Assembly Democratic freshmen urge support for non-partisan redistricting reform as fall session ends

Rep. Barca announces Democratic committee assignments for upcoming legislative session
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Rep. Barca announces Democratic committee assignments for upcoming legislative session

Today Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) announced the Assembly Democratic members of the standing and joint committees for the 2013-2014 legislative session.