I was lucky enough to attend the kick-off celebration for the
100th anniversary of the Wisconsin State Capitol. Hundreds of current and
former state officials, staff, and members of the public attended the event.
This is the first of several events which will be held throughout the year.
State Capitol is truly remarkable. I am grateful every day to
have been elected to serve the residents of the 55th Assembly District in
Madison and to be able to work is such a beautiful building. I encourage
any and all to visit the State Capitol and learn a little more about the
history of Wisconsin. Currently, the
Wisconsin Historical Society
is operating an exhibit in the rotunda entitled "A Century of Stories -
Celebrating 100 years at the Capitol". It will be on display until November.
To learn more
about the Capitol or to schedule a tour, visit the commission's new website
Have a great
Caregiver of the Year!
I was recognized as a 2016 "Capitol Caregiver" by AARP. The award recognizes a
bipartisan group of legislators from around the country for their work
supporting family caregivers.
I am honored
to receive this award for my work as Chair of the Speaker's Task Force on
Alzheimer's and Dementia. I chaired a committee made up of a bipartisan
group of legislators who were all eager to get to work helping those living
with Alzheimer's and dementia and their caregivers. Our task force passed
several bills which will have a direct, positive impact on caregivers
throughout Wisconsin. I look forward to continuing my work regarding
Alzheimer's and dementia this session.
If you would like to learn more about the award, please
click here for a press release from AARP Wisconsin.
If you are interested in learning more about
bills that I have authored, co-sponsored, or voted on please
click here. This link will take you directly to my Wisconsin State
Legislative page. Also, if you are interested in viewing my office