February 3, 2017

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100th Anniversary of the Capitol Building

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, the Wisconsin 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 building. 

To learn more about the history of the Capitol or schedule a tour, visit the Centennial Commission's website by clicking here.


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 education institutions. UW System 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 Supply

Today, I had the opportunity to tour Werner Electric Supply with my colleagues, 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.

"Like" Representative 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 clicking here!

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 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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