Capable Unborn Child Protection Act is Law
On Monday, Governor Walker signed
(2015 WI Act 56), the Pain Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, into law.
Wisconsin statute now acknowledges years of scientific research showing that
unborn children can feel pain by 20 weeks, and protects them from the pain
of late-term abortion procedures.
I'm proud to have been a part of the passage of
this important law. If you didn't receive my
last e-update, be sure to visit my
Facebook page to learn more about this exciting step forward for our
You may have
noticed this week that flags across the state have been lowered to half
staff. On Tuesday, Governor Walker issued
executive order #168, which ordered Wisconsin national guard personnel
to be armed in light of recent events in Chattanooga, Tennessee. As a former
Wisconsin guard member, I am a strong supporter of allowing our troops to be
able to protect themselves on military bases on our home soil.
Marine Sergeant Carson Holmquist of Grantsburg, WI, was one of five military
members killed in an attack at a Naval operations center in Chattanooga,
TN. Please join me in prayer for the family of Sergeant Holmquist and the
families of the others killed in this attack.
Also on Monday,
Governor Walker signed
(2015 WI Act 57) into law, providing a long-overdue, 6 percent pay increase
for Wisconsin State Troopers. Click
here to read my press release.
the State Assembly will take up
the Milwaukee Bucks Arena bill. Keeping the Bucks in Milwaukee is important
not only for the city and surrounding counties, but for the state as a
whole. Funding a new arena will provide much economic benefit for Milwaukee
and the State of Wisconsin for years to come.
Please know that while I am ideologically opposed to a private corporation
holding the state "hostage" on this issue, I believe that it is more
important to view this deal in light of the fiscal impact it will have on
Wisconsin. Contrasted with the Governor's original plan, I believe that this
deal provides a better fiscal outcome for the state and is therefore
something I can support.
I'm grateful for
all the feedback I have received on this bill. Please continue to weigh in
filling out this quick
emailing me before Tuesday's vote.
Feedback is Important!
As always, I hope this information is helpful to you.
Please know that I welcome your
feedback, questions and concerns. To contact me, you can call my office
toll-free at (888) 534-0059, or email me at
I look forward to hearing from you!