December 4, 2015

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The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is Coming to Wisconsin!

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train is the longest rolling food bank in North America. Since 1999, the Holiday Train has raised almost $10.6 million and over 3.6 million pounds of nonperishable food donations. Check out the page on the Wisconsin Department of Tourism to learn more about the train and its scheduled stops in the state.

Session Update

I hope you and your family had a wonderful and relaxing Thanksgiving. Now that we are in the holiday season, the Legislature will not meet again on the floor to pass bills until the new year. However, there is still a lot of work to do at the Capitol. I have some committee meetings in the next couple weeks, with the possibility of more to be scheduled. I posted the agendas below:


Committee on Workforce Development Public Hearing: Tuesday, December 15 at 9:00am in 415 NW

AB 530: Relating to: establishment of a dietetic internship program and granting rule-making authority. By Representatives Rohrkaste, Novak, Ballweg, Bernier, R. Brooks, Jacque, Kolste, Kremer, Murphy, A. Ott, Petryk, Ripp, Steffen, Subeck, Tauchen, C. Taylor, VanderMeer and Kooyenga; cosponsored by Senators Roth, Olsen, Bewley, Lassa and Stroebel.


AB 493: Relating to: preferences in state and local construction project contracts.By Representatives Kitchens, Tittl, A. Ott, Kleefisch, Krug, Tauchen and Weatherston; cosponsored by Senators Lasee and LeMahieu.


Committee on Housing and Real Estate Public Hearing: Thursday, December 10, at 10:00am in 400 NE

AB 465: Relating to: limiting adverse possession of real property.


AB 459: Relating to: adverse possession against the state or a political subdivision.


AB 523: Relating to: replacement of certain nonconforming structures that are destroyed by vandalism or certain natural forces and manufactured home communities that are nonconforming uses.


Committee on Housing and Real Estate Executive Session: December 10, at 10:01 AM (after the public hearing is finished) in 400NE.


AB 374: Relating to: real estate transfer fee returns for conveyances exempt from the fee.


AB 456: Relating to: various changes regarding the laws governing real estate practice, employment relationships between real estate licensees and real estate brokerage firms, a statute of limitations for actions against persons engaged in real estate practice, extending the time limit for emergency rule procedures, providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures, and granting rule-making authority.

Kaleidoscope Academy Visit

Enjoyed the day working with students on their creative writing projects at Kaleidoscope Academy at Roosevelt Middle School.

Hmong New Year Celebration

Spent the day celebrating the Hmong New Year with my friends at the Hmong American Partnership Fox Valley, Inc. In Hmong culture, they use the chicken as a fortune telling tool.

Left: Bee Yang (Executive Director of the Hmong American Partnership) Right: Rep. Murphy

Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting

This year's balsam fir tree was donated by Brad and Elizabeth Kowieski of Rhinelander, and The Great Lakes Timber Professionals Association harvested and transported the tree to Madison. Every year, the governor requests that ornaments sent in for the tree relate to a theme, and this year's theme is Wisconsin Sports.

The Governor and the family who donated the tree (left) lit up the tree together in the Capitol Rotunda today.

"Like" Representative Murphy's Facebook Page

In an effort to continually engage with you on important topics facing the state, I launched a new Facebook page. Please like it by clicking here!

I will use Facebook to update you more frequently on my work in Madison and the 56th Assembly District.  I look forward to using this as another way to connect with constituents and encourage you to follow it and watch for regular updates.

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I live in Greenville, but have an office at the State Capitol in Madison. If you are in downtown Madison, please feel free to stop by and say hello! Just go to the information desk in the rotunda, and they can direct you on how to find my office, 318 North. At the bottom of each e-update, you'll see my office contact information.

If your school or group plans to tour the Capitol building, please let me know in advance. I'd love to visit with you for a few minutes and take a group photo.

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