100th Anniversary of the
Our beautiful and historic Wisconsin State Capitol is
celebrating its 100th anniversary this year. On
January 31st, I attended the kick-off celebration,
which you can watch on
Wisconsin Eye, for this year of recognition. The event was
hosted by the 100th Anniversary State Capitol
Commemorative Commission. We heard an array of wonderful
stories related to the Capitol and the work that is done here.
Speaking at Tuesday’s ceremony were: Assembly Speaker Robin Vos
and Senate President Roger Roth, Bishop Harold Rayford of the
Faith Place Church, Chief Justice Patience Roggensack, Former
U.S. Ambassador Tom Loftus, Former Governor Tommy Thompson, and
Governor Scott Walker. All members of the Commission attended.
It is humbling and
inspiring to think of all those who served before us in this
building and the history it has seen over the
past 100 years. To commemorate the rich history of the Capitol,
Historical Society opened an exhibit called, “A Century of
Stories – Celebrating 100 years at the Capitol” that is located
in the rotunda on the ground floor. It will be on display
through the end of November.
Our State Capitol building remains a symbol of hope and service.
For the last century, this beautiful building has been our
state's monument to democracy. Today, after 100 years, it’s
still as beautiful as it was when it was first built. I am
grateful to serve the people of the 56th Assembly
District, and it’s an honor to represent you in this magnificent
To learn more about the history of the Capitol or schedule a
tour, visit the Centennial Commission's website by
UW 101 Briefing
Class is in session at the Capitol! This week, my colleague,
Senator Harsdorf (Chair of the Senate Committee on Universities
and Technical Colleges), and I hosted a UW 101 briefing for all
legislators and staff to learn the basics of the
UW System, the Board of Regents, and the Colleges and Extension.
As the Chair of the Assembly Colleges and Universities Committee, I
regularly work with our higher education partners to open up
opportunities so my colleagues can learn more about our higher
President Ray Cross, UW System Board of Regents President Regina
Millner, UW-Colleges and Extension Chancellor Cathy Sandeen, and
UW-Whitewater Chancellor Bev Kopper, all presented.
Tour of Werner Electric
Today, I had the opportunity to tour Werner Electric Supply with
Senator Roger Roth (R-Appleton), and Representatives
Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) and
Amanda Stuck (D-Appleton). Werner Electric Supply started as
an appliance store with an electrical contractor shop in Neenah
in the 1930s. The company has grown and evolved over the years,
and now employs 400+ people throughout Wisconsin, the Upper
Peninsula and North Dakota. This company is another great
example of our many thriving Fox Valley businesses.
Murphy's Facebook Page
In an effort to continually engage with you on important topics
facing the state,
I launched a Facebook page. Please like it by
I use Facebook to update constituents 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
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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
Thank you for the opportunity to serve you.
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