October is Manufacturing Month Manufacturing continues to be an expanding sector of our Wisconsin economy and contributes to 18% of the total output for our state. October is Manufacturing Month and a great opportunity to highlight this important industry.
Fall is in Full Swing Fall is in full swing in Wisconsin, and it is a perfect time to go out and explore all that Wisconsin and the 41st Assembly District have to offer. Travel Wisconsin launched this year’s Fall Color Report which gives you a live look at Wisconsin’s scenic transition into fall. Adams, Marquette, Green
Suicide Prevention Updates September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month. To recognize this and the end of the public hearings for the Speaker’s Task Force on Suicide Prevention, I invited the legislature to a day of events related to suicide prevention.
Recent Phone Scams I’ve heard a lot about phone scams recently, and I wanted to share some tips on how to detect phishing calls and what to do about them. Some signs of a scam phone call include:
Final Task Force Hearing The final hearing for the Speaker's Task Force on Suicide Prevention was held this week in Wauwatosa at the Medical College of Wisconsin. We heard from experts, advocates, families and friends about the need to address this devastating trend...
Back to School Bus Safety With school starting up, school busses are stopping all around our local communities. In order to make sure we keep our kids and drivers safe, know the laws surrounding school bus safety.
Summer Recap As the summer is winding down and children are heading back to school, I wanted to recap what I've been up to this summer. I attended four conferences where I had the opportunity to share what I am working on in Wisconsin and learn from and collaborate with my legislative colleagues from...
Area Flooding Updates With the recent storms, there has been flooding across the state. Current damage assessments show over $14 million in damage to public infrastructure. The Governor has requested that the Federal Emergency Management Agency conduct a survey to determine eligibility for federal disaster assistance...
Suicide Prevention Task Force Updates Early this month, I had the opportunity to give the weekly radio address which I used to talk about last month's Speaker's Task Force on Suicide Prevention Hearing:
Take a Trip to Wisconsin Dells I recently took a trip to one of the top tourism destinations in the Midwest, the Wisconsin Dells. Many people are familiar with Wisconsin Dells water and theme parks, but there is so much more the Dells has to offer. You can take a stroll down the riverside boardwalk...
Visit Wisconsin's Capital City! Madison offers a great day trip complete with a tour of the State Capitol. The Capitol is open seven days a week, offering free tours every hour and great views of the city from the observation deck during the summer months.
A Visit to HH Bennett's Historic Studio Henry Hamilton Bennett, better known as HH Bennett, was a pioneer in the use of technology in photography. He put Wisconsin Dells on the map as a tourist destination and created an enduring legacy for the area that continues to attract visitors from across Wisconsin and the country.
County Fair Season Summertime is county fair season. Youngsters in 4-H and FFA have been hard at work, planning and preparing their projects from photography to clothing construction, baking to art and writing projects.
Local Summer Activities What can you and your kids do to cool off on these hot summer days, at no cost or low cost? There are several options right around the corner. First, check the activities at your local public library.
Badger Boys and Girls State School is out, which means it's time for the annual Badger Boys and Badger Girls State programs. Badger Boys, sponsored by the American Legion, and Badger Girls, sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary, are week-long civics programs attended by high schoolers after their junior year.
Assembly Passes the WISCONSIN Budget Tuesday, the Assembly passed the 2019-21 state budget. In previous e-updates I talked about funding for education and children and families, so I wanted to take this opportunity to talk about transportation. The budget passed the Assembly and Senate earlier this week and will head to Governor Evers.
Wisconsin's Women Suffrage Celebration Last week Monday, June 10th, was the 100th Anniversary of Wisconsin ratifying the 19th Amendment. Women from the 104th Legislature took time to reflect on what this historic milestone meant to them.
The Budget Process Continues The budget process is underway, and I wanted to provide you with an update on what investments have been made so far. The Joint Committee on Finance has been holding executive sessions voting on various pieces of the budget including provisions relating to school funding, workforce training and...
It's June Dairy Month in Wisconsin! It’s Dairy Month again in Wisconsin. June Dairy Month started as National Milk Month in 1937 as a way to promote drinking milk and has grown into a month long promotion of the entire agriculture and dairy industry.
Education Priorities in the Budget Last week, Assembly Republicans released their K-12 budget priorities, which continue to invest in Wisconsin’s children, teachers and schools. This plan would invest $200 per pupil in additional funding, returns the state to its commitment of two-thirds funding of schools and includes...