January 4, 2017

103rd  Legislative Session commences

Yesterday, the 103rd Wisconsin legislative session commenced with the largest Republican majority, sixty-four seats, since 1957.  I was sworn-in to a second-term and will represent voters of the Sixtieth Assembly District, for another two years. 

Signing the book containing the names of every individual to ever serve in the State Assembly.

I am humbled to have been entrusted, once again, by you, the voters of Wisconsin's Sixtieth Assembly District, to be your voice in Madison. This session, I look forward to working with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle on consequential issues such as transportation and education funding.  More important, I am committed to enacting legislation that creates jobs, reduces the tax burden, and continues moving Wisconsin forward.

With yesterday's commencement of the 103rd legislative session, I officially assumed my responsibilities as Assistant Assembly Majority Leader--a position I was elected to, unanimously, by my Republican colleagues, in November 2016.

As Assistant Majority Leader, I will serve as Chairman of the Joint Legislative Council Committee and a member of the Legislative Organization and Rules Committees.  I will resume my duties on the Housing and Real Estate Committee and was also appointed by Speaker Vos to the Rural Development and Mining Committee.

My legislative priorities for the forthcoming session include but are not limited to: repealing prevailing wage and the  antiquated minimum mark-up law; abolishing the Common Core State Standards Initiative; formulating an adequate plan for eliminating the state's transportation budget deficit; higher education and public school funding; protecting the sanctity of human life; defending Second Amendment rights; and making much-needed reforms to the state's tax code.  As your voice in Madison, I look forward to your feedback and input on these and other seminal issues. 

Do not hesitate to contact my office, via phone: (608) 267-2369 or email: Rep.Rob.Brooks@legis.wisconsin.gov,  with any issues that may be of concern to you and your families.

My staff and I look forward to working for you, the citizens of Wisconsin's Sixtieth Assembly District, this session.


Listening Sessions

On Monday, January 16, 2017, I will be accompanying United States Representative Jim Sensenbrenner at his first round of listening sessions for 2017, in the Sixtieth Assembly District.  Representative Sensenbrenner will be hosting two half-hour open forums to respond to constituent inquiries, questions, and concerns.  I will be on hand to answer questions and solicit your input on statewide legislative issues. 

I very much look forward to conversing with you about issues affecting Wisconsin in the upcoming legislative session and gaining your input on how to tackle the state's most pressing and contentious issues.  There is not a better forum for obtaining constituent input and feedback than listening sessions.

Representative Sensenbrenner and I will visit the following locations on Monday, January 16, 2017:

9:00-9:30 P.M.: Newburg Village Hall--614 Main Street, Newburg

1:00-1:30 P.M.: Jackson Village Hall--N168W20733 Main Street, Jackson

United States Representative Jim Sensenbrenner and I at a 2016 town hall meeting.

This week in the district

This week, I will be meeting with a number of constituents, civic groups and municipal and school district leaders, to discuss issues of importance to Sixtieth District constituents.  Some of the issues I will be discussing include: public school funding; transportation; the 2017-2019 fiscal year budget; and the Port Washington breakwater issue, to name just a few.  Also, I will be speaking at a meeting hosted by the Port Washington Rotary Club on Monday, January 9, 2017, to discuss my legislative priorities for the current session and the 2017-2019 biennial budget.

If you are interested in meeting with me to discuss your concerns or having me speak to your class or civic organization, please do not hesitate to contact my office.  As your voice in Madison, I am always open to meeting with you and listening to your concerns.

Senator Duey Stroebel and I meeting with constituents at a town hall meeting.

Have a great week,

As always, if you have any comments or thoughts regarding the subject of this E-update, please feel free to contact me.

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State Capitol Room 309 North-PO Box 8952, Madison, WI 53708

(608) 267-2369

Email: Rep. Rob.Brooks@legis.Wisconsin.gov