The Goyke Report
In the District
Rep. Goyke Meets With Youth Anti-Tobacco Advocates
Rep. Goyke with youth advocates at Amaranth Bakery
On November 10th I met with a group of young advocates as part of the City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance. We had an excellent discussion of policy initiatives and legislative ideas. Thank you for your excellent advocacy!
In The News
Urban Milwaukee: NEWaukeean of the Week
Rep. Goyke featured in recent profile published by Urban Milwaukee
I am proud to represent the 18th Assembly District and I was happy to share with Urban Milwaukee my thoughts and ideas about the community I love.
Please click here for article link.
Rep. Goyke Introduces "Wisconsin Urban Farming Futures" Package
YouTube video of community event - Click here
CBS 58 News - Click here
Wisconsin Ag Connection - Click here
Urban Milwaukee - Click here
At the Capitol
Rep. Goyke Meeting With Constituents At The State Capitol
Rep. Goyke in Capitol office with constituents
On November 8th I was visited by two constituents at the Capitol to discuss bill ideas and future policy decisions. We had an excellent discussion with great ideas shared.
Rep. Goyke Supports Grand Avenue Elementary School Historic Nomination
On November 3rd I sent a letter to the Wisconsin Historic Preservation Review Board in support of the nomination of the Grand Avenue Elementary School to be placed on the Wisconsin State Register of Historic Places and the National Register of Historic Places.
Please click here to view a copy of the letter.
Rep. Goyke In Capitol Recording Studio
Rep. Goyke in Capitol recording studio
On November 8th I spent time in the Capitol recording studio recording announcements for future community events, bill introductions, and policy initiatives. This is a new feature to the Capitol allowing legislators to communicate more effectively with neighbors back home.
Friends and Neighbors,
I hope you and your family are having a wonderful fall! I wanted to provide you with an update on legislative activity here at the Capitol and initiatives I continue to work on for our community. There are many updates since my last communication, including two bills I authored have passed the legislature. Other updates are included below.
To also provide more news and daily updates I post frequently on my official Facebook page. I hope it helps keep you informed. Please feel free to visit my page here.
I hope this e-update is
helpful. Should you have any questions, please
do not hesitate to contact my office at (608) 266-0645. I welcome any feedback or ideas you may have. As always, please let me know if I can be of
any assistance to you.
Rep. Goyke Passes Legislation to Help Veterans
Rep. Goyke continues to lead in helping Wisconsin veterans
Rep. Goyke being interviewed on Wisconsin Public Radio following passage of "The Wisconsin Veterans Farm Bill of 2017"
PASSED - “The Wisconsin Veterans Farm Bill of 2017”
This bi-partisan piece of
legislation will accomplish two major changes in State law to benefit
current and future veteran farmers - both urban and rural:
Please click here to listen to Wisconsin Public Radio Central Time interview
PASSED - Wisconsin Fully Recognizes Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses
This legislation creates parity between Wisconsin and the federal government in regards to its certification standards for service-disabled veteran owned businesses. Under the legislation, all Wisconsin business owners with a service connected disability rating from the US Department of Veterans Affairs will be eligible for certification by the State of Wisconsin.
This important piece of
legislation is pro-veteran and pro-business. It supplements the State’s
ongoing focus to support service-disabled veteran owned businesses and
Rep. Goyke conferring with Legislative Council during a recent committee hearing
Authors Sheriff Sale Fairness Package
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel article link: Here
Earlier this month I authored a package of bi-partisan bills, with my colleague Rep. Terry Katsma (R-Oostburg), targeted at disrupting a business model used by bad actors in our neighborhoods. These individuals who do not have our community's best interest in mind purchase property at sheriff sale, while also owing property taxes, failing to maintain their properties, and continue to be complacent with letting these delinquent properties hinder a neighborhood's progress forward. I am working to end this practice.
Assembly Bill 690: Enables counties to host (or contract) sales of foreclosed properties via an Internet-based auction. Online auctions would be more accessible, and potentially less intimidating for bidders and investors in the neighborhoods that need them most. Increased competition could help drive up properties’ selling prices, making the bad actors’ current business model less lucrative and making fewer properties available to them at all.
Assembly Bill 691: Prohibits a buyer from acquiring a new property at a sheriff sale if the buyer is already more than 60 days delinquent on property taxes or building code judgments. We will stop letting this small group of delinquent landlords expand their enormous networks on our watch.
Rep. Goyke Legislation Passes State Senate
Assembly Bill 481/Senate Bill 390 - Family Treatment Courts
On October 31, important legislation I have worked on for multiple sessions passed the State Senate.
Stay tuned for updates on this important legislation as I will continue to work towards passage in the Assembly.
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