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
Closing the Skills Gap with Youth Apprenticeship Programs Thank you to GPS Education Partners and the Bradley Corporation for the tour and discussion about the importance of youth apprenticeship programs.
Reminder: District Listening Sessions March 16 Reminder to all constituents of the 24th Assembly District that I will be holding district listening sessions on March 16
Town Hall Listening Sessions Announced Happy to announce that I will be holding three listening sessions on March 16th across the district.
Autonomous Vehicles Arrive in Wisconsin As transportation technology continues to advance, driver-less and autonomous vehicles sharing our roadways is a reality we will likely soon be living with.
Travel Wisconsin Travel Wisconsin just published their 2017 Spring/Summer Event Guide, and it's a great way to find things to do across the state.
2017-19 State Budget Address On Wednesday, Governor Scott Walker released his 2017-19 State Budget proposal and addressed a joint session of the Legislature.
Capitol Centennial Kickof This year, the Wisconsin State Capitol Building is celebrating 100 years of history.
Tax Relief and Transportation Dollars Our goal is to continue reducing the overall tax burden and find a transportation solution.
State Economic Outlook Strengthens This week, two reports were released that show our economy continues to strengthen and grow.
The State of the State is Strong We've accomplished a lot over the last 6 years, but there's still more work to do.
Inauguration Day 2017 Members of the Wisconsin State Assembly take the oath of office.