March 19, 2015

Working for you!


Budget Listening Sessions Scheduled by Murphy in the 56th Assembly District

I've scheduled three budget listening sessions in my district next week. Please come by and let me know your thoughts on the state budget or on any state issues that are important to you. If you can't make a listening session, you can always contact me via the information at the bottom of my newsletter. Hope to see you next week!


             Grand Chute                                                  Winneconne                                                  Greenville

      Thursday, March 26, 2015                         Thursday, March 26, 2015                          Friday, March 27, 2015

Grand Chute Town Hall Board Room        Winneconne Village Hall Community Room                 Greenville Town Hall      

1900 Grand Chute Boulevard                            30 S 1st Street, Winneconne                       W6860 Parkview Dr, Greenville

               Noon-1pm                                                     3:30-4:30 pm                                                Noon-1pm


Joint Committee on Finance: Remaining Outstate Public Hearing Schedule

I am working closely with my colleagues over the next couple of months to analyze each provision in the budget and incorporate the feedback that we hear from the public. Please use these resources to follow the process and make sure your voice is heard.


You can call my office (608-266-7500), email me (, write me a letter, or stop by my office in Madison to share your views using the following information:

Madison Office

Room 318 North

State Capitol

P.O. Box 8953

Madison, WI 53708


You can attend a public hearing and register to speak to the Joint Committee on Finance (JFC), which is the committee that amends and votes on the budget:


Friday, March 20 (10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m      

Alverno College

Pitman Theatre

3400 South 43rd Street

Milwaukee, WI 53234


Monday, March 23 (10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m)                                       Thursday, March 26 (9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

University of Wisconsin-Barron County                                                  Reedsburg High School

Fine Arts Theatre                                                                                   CAL Center Auditorium

1800 College Drive                                                                                1100 South Albert Avenue

Rice Lake, WI 54868                                                                            Reedsburg, WI 53959


If you have any questions, comments or concerns regarding the state budget, you can email beginning Monday, March 9th. Your email would go directly to members of the Finance Committee rather than my office. Also, please feel free to contact individual members of the Finance Committee.


You can also find summaries and analysis from the non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau here.

Please know that each way you contact the legislature "counts" the same. You do not need to attend a meeting in person for your voice to be heard.

Rep. Murphy meets with Fox Valley area dentists during their legislative day in Madison

The dentists in my district have a tradition of letting me know their thoughts and concerns on legislative issues. I hear from them when important issues arise, and it's always great to welcome them to my office for their annual government day. Thanks!

Rep. Murphy and Cadet Col. Thomsen, who received the General Carl A. Spaatz Award

Cadet Col. Evan W. Thomsen invited me to witness the ceremony awarding him the the highest honor in Civil Air Patrol. This award is presented to cadets who demonstrate excellence in leadership, character, fitness and aerospace education. I commend Evan's diligence and hard work, and I know he will contribute positively to our world. Keep up the great leadership, Evan!

Rep. Murphy with Rep. Thiesfeldt and Rep. Barnes at a K-12 education conference

Members of the Assembly Committee on Education were invited to participate in the Policy Academy on Next Generation Education Systems through the Council of State Governments (CSG). This workshop focused on rigorous academic standards, assessment, accountability and K-12 to postsecondary education alignment. CSG is a nonpartisan organization that serves elected and appointed officials in the executive, legislative and judicial branches of government. I was happy to get some new perspectives on K-12 education, and I'm sure much of this dialog will help inform decisions we will be making in Wisconsin.

Happy St. Patrick's Day! Rep. Murphy introduced a resolution celebrating St. Patrick's Day in the Assembly on March 17th.

Red Tape Review Continues

The Wisconsin Assembly majority continues to work on finding ways to reduce government regulation and outdated rules. The Review workshop we held at Fox Valley Technical College on February 16 was a great way to get ideas on how to improve Wisconsin's business climate. Let us know if you have identified problem rules and regulations in our administrative code by calling or emailing my office.


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-news, 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.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you.

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