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Middleton Orchestra.jpgOne of the highlights of my job as a legislator is welcoming people from the 79th District to the Wisconsin State Capitol. On Wednesday, 8th and 9th grade students from the MCPASD Orchestra came to preform in the Capitol Rotunda. What a wonderful display of the positive impact the arts have on our children. Thank you to the students for sharing your talents with us.

Beer.jpgI had a great conversation with representatives of Capital Brewery in Middleton and Octopi in Waunakee. We are so lucky to have these great entrepreneurs in our community.

Building Safety.JPGMay is Building Safety Awareness month. I was honored to address the topic at Workers' Memorial Day here at the Capitol. I am also the author of Assembly Joint Resolution 34 proclaiming May as Building Safety Month in Wisconsin.

Waunakee.jpgIt was great to meet with representatives from the Village of Waunakee. We discussed proposals such as: Assembly Bill 78 relating to lead service line replacements and LRB-0373 relating to property tax assessments based on comparable sales and market segments.

Floor 50217 4.jpgDuring the past two weeks we had two floor periods. I am happy to report that the bill I authored, SB 46, passed both houses and now awaits a signature from the Governor. You can stay up-to-date on the proposals on the calendar through this link: insession.legis.wisconsin.gov/assembly


You're Invited to my Upcoming Listening Sessions:

Town of Westport


5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

5387 Mary Lake Rd, Waunakee

Town of Middleton

Rescheduled to Monday, June 19

5:15 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. 

7555 West Old Sauk Rd, Verona

Town of Verona 

Tuesday, June 6

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

7669 County Highway PD, Verona



Your voice is important, and I encourage you to communicate with me. I am honored to serve as your State Representative, and will continue to speak your views and vote your values within the Wisconsin State Assembly.


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State Representative 

79th Assembly District

May 15, 2017

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Capitol Tours:

Capitol Tours start at the information desk Monday through Saturday at 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 a.m. and 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 p.m.; and Sundays at 1:00, 2:00, and 3:00 p.m.


Travel Wisconsin:

We have the most recent Travel Wisconsin Event Guide, for the spring and summer of 2017, and Art and Craft Fair Directory. Email or call my office if you want one or both and we will send them your way!



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Contact Info

P.O. Box 8952

Madison, WI 53708




Legislative Update 

Positive Proposals:

- Representative Anderson recently introduced a proposal (LRB-2973) to apply greater scrutiny to recipients of grants, loans, and tax credits administered by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. As the majority party aims increase scrutiny for those recipients of public benefits, the same scrutiny should be applied to those applying for public dollars through WEDC.


- My colleagues recently introduced The Community School Act. This proposal would allocate grant funds to be distributed to qualifying school boards for the purpose of implementing community schools. The community school model ensures access to high-quality, public education that is transformative and sustainable, while fostering community-based solutions to local challenges.


Other Proposals:

- Last week the Assembly Committee on Colleges and Universities held a public hearing on Assembly Bill 299. Disguised as a proposal to "protect free speech" this bill would actively limit and punish free speech and activism on college and university campuses.


- The majority party introduced their transportation and tax increase plan. Governor Walker and GOP politicians unveiled their plan to increase taxes on more than 740,000 Wisconsinites to pay for our roads and, yet again, cut the taxes of the wealthiest individuals in the state. We need a real plan to fix our roads and bridges, not tax breaks for special interests disguised as a transportation plan.


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