The Goyke Report - December 2017 Edition

December 21, 2017

 Contact Me  

State Capitol
P.O. Box 8952
Madison, WI 53708

PH: (608) 266-0645
TF: (888) 534-0018
FAX: (608) 282-3618

On the Web:

At the Capitol

I recently created a new Twitter page that will provide up-to-date information on legislation, community events, and news updates. Twitter also provides me with the ability to connect with you.

Wisconsin Public Radio Interview

On December 12th, I was interviewed on Central Time on Wisconsin Public Radio regarding bi-partisan legislation I recently introduced on corrections reform and prison overcrowding. Please click here to read more and listen to the interview.

Rob Ferrett from WPR interviewed me on Corrections Reform Legislation along with my publication, Inmate 501



I created the publication, Inmate 501, to showcase the converging crises we are facing in the Wisconsin Prison system: the overcrowding adult population and a declining juvenile population. With this, I drafted three legislative solutions to address these issues.


Please click here for digital copy of Inmate 501


Please click here for video of policy presentation

Democratic Weekly Radio Address

On December 7th, I gave the Democratic radio address, which focused on corrections reform. Please  subscribe to the Wisconsin Assembly Democrats Youtube Channel

In The District  

 Throughout the year, we work to connect with constituents by going door to door.  It’s getting cold, but we’ll still be out there.


Rep. Goyke went door-to-door in the district on December 20th.


Rep. Goyke near Hawley Elementary School on December 20th

Local Points of Interest

Milwaukee Winter Farmer's Market

Date: Saturdays, Nov. 5 through Apr. 8.
Location: Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory
524 S Layton Blvd
Milwaukee, WI 53215
Description: The indoor Milwaukee Farmer's Market encourages community members to buy local. The Farmer's market takes place at the .
On Saturdays from 9 AM to 1 PM, enjoy the wide array of Farmer's Market offerings including fresh herbs, grass-fed meats, free-range eggs, baked goods, seasonal jams, and more.

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Friends and Neighbors,


I hope you and your family are well! 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 that were  signed into law. Other updates are included below.


Also, to provide more news and daily updates I post frequently on my official Facebook and Twitter pages. I hope it helps keep you informed.


As your representative it is always my goal to be as accessible as possible. If your neighborhood association, club, or community group is having a meeting, please consider inviting me to attend. We can discuss how your voices, values, and concerns influence my work in the Capitol. Please call my office at (608) 266-0645 and let me know about your local event. I’d love to visit with you back home in Milwaukee. As always, please let me know if I can be of any assistance to you.


Happy Holidays to you and your family.


Evan Goyke
State Representative
18th Assembly District



Rep. Goyke Continues to Lead in Helping Wisconsin Veterans with Bi-Partisan Legislation



On December 6th, two bills I authored with my colleagues Senators Testin and Roth were signed into law by Governor Walker. These bi-partisan pieces of legislation will accomplish two major changes in State law to benefit veterans.


Senate Bill 224

This bill creates the Veteran Farmer Assistance and Outreach Program within our state's Department of Agriculture. This program will further help integrate veterans, both urban and rural, into the field of agriculture and support veterans currently working in agriculture.

Senate Bill 47

This bill aligns the State's minimum disability rating with the Federal system to expand eligibility for disabled veteran-owned businesses to participate in state procurement programs.



 Members from the Department of Veteran's Affairs and the American Legion were present for the bill signing


Rep. Goyke and Senator Testin explain the need to integrate veterans into agriculture

Are You A Veteran?

If you are a veteran and interested in learning more about what state and federal benefits may be available to you and/or your family, I encourage you to contact Milwaukee County's Veteran's Service Officer (CVSO) Mr. Jim Duff.

Jim and his staff are happy to speak with you over the phone or meet with you in person to answer your questions, see that your needs are met, and help you determine what benefits you may be eligible for.

CVSO Contact Information:

Address: 6419 W. Greenfield Ave West Allis, WI 53214
Phone: (414) 266-1234

Employment Resource

The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) has a Skill Explorer website that provides a free job search tool allowing Wisconsin workers to search for employment opportunities that match their existing skills and training, which can be found here.

Workers can search for career opportunities on the Skill Explorer website by typing in their former or current job title. Skill Explorer provides a list of current openings relating to the work experience of that job through openings on
Job Center of Wisconsin.

Happy Holidays from The Capitol!

I hope you and your family have a fun and safe holiday season.

The 2017 Capitol Christmas Tree