Foxconn Update Assembly Committee on Jobs & the Economy held a public hearing on the Foxconn project. The hearing lasted about 10 hours, and individuals from all sides of the issue voiced their opinions.
Foxconn Chooses Wisconsin Earlier this week during a press-conference at the White House, Foxconn announced they will build a display panel manufacturing plant in Wisconsin.
Charter School Pilot Program for Teens Battling Addiction Governor Walker signed a package of bills into law this week to continue the fight against opioid and heroin addiction in the state. One of the bills is a pilot program that establishes a public charter school for teens battling addiction.
UI Reforms Produce Results On Thursday, the Department of Workforce Development released some new numbers showing the level of tax savings to Wisconsin job creators.
Providing Relief to Fix Wells Last month, the Assembly passed AB 226, a bill from Rep. Kitchens that will help communities address the issue of well contamination.
REINing in Over-Regulation In an effort to make sure the public and the representatives they elect continue to have oversight over unelected bureaucrats, the Legislature passed the REINS Act (AB 42) earlier this month and the Governor signed it into law.
The Heckler's Veto This week the State Assembly passed legislation that affirms first amendment rights on college campuses in Wisconsin. This bill will help encourage debate, promote intellectual diversity, and protect the freedom of expression.
Unemployment Rate Drops Wisconsin's unemployment rate dropped to its lowest level since 1999.
Repealing Personal Property Tax In order to truly ensure Wisconsin is “Open for Business” we must take meaningful action to eliminate the Personal Property Tax.
JFC Executive Session Update - June 2 The Joint Finance Committee continued their Executive Session work on the budget this week, taking up Bonding, Parole Commission, DOA, DNR, Tourism
JFC Executive Session Update - May 26 The Joint Finance Committee continued their Executive Session work on the budget this week, taking up the Building Commission, Health Services, Medicaid, Foodshare, and other areas.
JFC Executive Session Update - May 19 This week, the budget committee addressed: Elections Commission, DOA, State Fair Park, Labor Industry Review Commission, Technical Colleges, Shared Revenue, and Historical Society
JFC Executive Session Update - May 12 The Joint Finance Committee continued their Executive Session work on the budget this week, taking up a number of important areas.
JFC Executive Session Update Monday's session took up: Judicial Commission, Judicial Council, Circuit Courts, Court of Appeals, Supreme Court, Employment Relations Commission, Division of Gaming, Insurance, Board for People with Developmental Disabilities, Board on Aging and Long-term Care, Environmental Improvement Fund.
UI Trust Fund Reforms Working In 2013, we made significant reforms to our state's Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund, which was in bad shape. The reforms saved millions of dollars annually, helped strengthen the solvency of the fund, and reduced the financial burden placed on businesses and job creators.
A Growing Economy and Workforce This week, our state saw fresh indicators that we are moving in the right direction and our economy continues to grow
State Affairs Committee Update Busy and productive committee week in the Wisconsin legislature! State Affairs held an executive session recommending passage of a veterans bill, and heard testimony on bills regarding economic development and the safe-ride program
Continuing the Fight Against Heroin This week, we voted on a package of special session bills from the bipartisan Governor's Task Force on Opioid Abuse, which builds on Wisconsin State Representative John Nygren and Wisconsin Assembly Republicans' HOPE Agenda to help fight this epidemic.
Balancing Our Budget Our nation's federal debt level has been climbing at an alarmingly high rate in recent years and will likely reach $20 trillion dollars in the near future.
Unemployment Rate Ticks Lower The Department of Workforce Development released data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics showing that Wisconsin's unemployment rate once again decreased