Visit a County Fair Last week was the official start of summer, and with that comes county fairs. Often, when we think of fairs we think about fun deep fried food, or carnival rides, but county fairs offer a lot more than that.
Badger Boys and Girls State This week, I presented at Badger Boys State sponsored by the American Legion, and Badger Girls State sponsored by the American Legion Auxiliary.
The Period of Purple Crying I want to talk today about an educational piece that we learned about through the Wisconsin Legislative Children’s Caucus called the period of purple crying.
Community Efforts to Strengthen Families Recap This week, I was happy to be one of the co-hosts for the Wisconsin Legislative Children’s Caucus recap meeting on our informational hearing series, Community Efforts to Strengthen Families.
June Dairy Month June Dairy Month started as National Milk Month in 1937 as a way to promote drinking milk, and it has grown into a month long promotion of the entire dairy industry.
Capitol 100th - Old Abe One of Wisconsin’s lesser known mascots is an eagle named Old Abe. During the Civil War he was the mascot of the 8th Infantry Regiment from Eau Claire.
Mental Health Awareness Month This week, I introduced a resolution to proclaim May as Mental Health Awareness Month in Wisconsin.
Homelessness in Wisconsin This week, the Assembly passed four bills targeting homelessness as part of the Assembly Republican's Forward agenda, in partnership with Lt. Governor Kleefisch.
National Drug Take Back Day April 29th is National Drug Take Back Day. When used properly, prescription medications offer relief.
April is Donate Life Month This month, I authored and the legislature passed a resolution to recognize April as Donate Life Month in Wisconsin.
Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month "Say Something, Do Something for Kids," is an initiative of the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Prevent Child Abuse Wisconsin and Wisconsin Department of Children and Families.
HOPE Agenda This week, the State Assembly approved nine special session bills from the Governor's taskforce on Opioid abuse. I would like to highlight two of those bills.
Spring Budget Listening Sessions Next week kicks off the legislature’s Finance Committee budget listening sessions.
Wisconsin Legislative Children's Caucus I am one of the four co-chairs for the Wisconsin Legislative Children’s Caucus.
30th Annual Wisconsin Governor's Conference on Tourism This week, I attended the Governor's Conference on Tourism. Tourism professionals from around the state and 41st District were on hand to better learn how to connect with folks seeking quality travel destinations for business and leisure.
13th Annual Joan Ballweg Leadership Scholarship It's been my pleasure to annually award five scholarships to graduating seniors who reside in the 41st Assembly District. I'm happy to announce that my office is now taking applications for the 13th Annual Joan Ballweg Leadership Scholarship.
WTCS Student Showcase I was happy to meet with students from the 2017 Wisconsin Technical College Student Showcase. Students from around the state that attend one of the 16 Wisconsin Technical Colleges gathered in the Rotunda to showcase projects that reflect their programs.
Child Abuse Neglect Prevention Board If you’re a parent in the 41st Assembly District, you know all too well that babies cry. I know how overwhelming it can feel to not be able to soothe a crying baby.
2017 Budget Address Governor Walker gave his 2017 Budget Address to a joint session of the Legislature this week.
Celebrate American Heart Month Valentine's Day isn’t the only reason to break out the red this month. February is American Heart Month and I'll be introducing a resolution to proclaim the same for Wisconsin.