February 3, 2017

Capitol Centennial Kick-off!


On Tuesday, 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.

The Wisconsin 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 at https://capitol100th.wisconsin.gov/.

Have a great weekend,

Capitol Caregiver of the Year!

On Wednesday, 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.

Legislative Website

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 website, click here.


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