March 10, 2017

Working for you!


Giving People HOPE

A common theme of the legislation we have been working on lately is about giving people hope. Whether it's passing "Right to Try" legislation (gives terminally ill patients hope by allowing them to try investigational drugs) and CBD Oil legislation (gives families access to CBD oil to treat seizure disorders) through the Assembly this week, or hearing bills in the Assembly Committee on Health to combat the heroin and opioid epidemic in the state, we are working to give people in difficult situations hope and resources they can use.

The fight against heroin and opioid abuse has been led by Rep. Nygren and the HOPE Agenda*. To further his efforts, the legislature entered special session (a session of the Legislature convened by the Governor to accomplish a special purpose) specifically to pass legislation to address recommendations from the Governor's Task Force on Opioid Abuse. This week, the Assembly Committee on Health had a public hearing on several bills aimed at fighting against heroin and opioid abuse in Wisconsin. Click here to learn about the bills.

*Heroin, Opioid Prevention and Education:

Meet The Newest Addition to Team Murphy!

I have a great staff and interns who are part of my team to serve you. I asked my newest intern, Sam Schwab, to write about himself so you can get to know the different members of Team Murphy and the people that you interact with when you contact my office. If you know anyone who is interested in interning at the State Capitol, please let me know. It is a great learning experience!

SAM SCHWAB: I am from New Berlin, Wisconsin which is just south of Milwaukee. In June of 2016, I graduated cum laude from New Berlin Eisenhower High School where I was active in National Honor Society, various athletics, and musical theater. I now attend the University of Wisconsin – Madison, and I am pursuing degrees in Political Science and Theater. In my time at Madison, I have been active in the Alpha Iota chapter of Chi Psi as well as a organizations like She’s the First and the Alexander Hamilton Society. At the beginning of my second semester, I was fortunate enough to meet Rep. Murphy’s legislative assistant David and learn about interning. David and Diane (Rep. Murphy's staff) have been extremely helpful showing me the ins and outs of working in a public office. I learn something new every day working in the Capitol, and I am proud to work for Rep. Murphy, whom I have come to know as a great listener and leader.

Favorite quote: “This above all- to thine own self be true!” – William Shakespeare 

Thanks for Visiting!

Outagamie County Farm Bureau

Winnebago County Farm Bureau

Outagamie County District Attorney Carrie Schneider (left) and Deputy District Attorney Mindy Tempelis (right)

Fox Cities Performance Arts Center and Appleton Downtown Inc.

Civil Air Patrol

Wisconsin Urban and Rural Transit Association

Wittman Regional Airport Director Peter Moll (left) and New View Technologies Inc. VP Bruce Botterman (right)

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I have a Facebook page so I can continually engage with you on important topics facing the state. 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.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you.

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