February 23, 2016

                                          A Note from Rep. Allen

The 2015-16 legislative floor session for the Wisconsin State Assembly came to a close last week. Reflecting back on all that we have done for the state, it is clear that this legislative session was one of the most conservative on record. Wisconsin became the 25th Right to Work state. We approved prevailing wage reforms and modernized the civil service system. The Governmental Accountability Board will soon be replaced, the John Doe statutes were reformed, and the campaign finance laws were updated.

Assembly Republicans followed through on our promises that were set out in our Forward Agenda. We balanced the two-year state budget, cut taxes on middle class families, and held the line on property taxes. Wisconsin continues to have a record amount in the state’s rainy day fund.

We also invested in important priorities for the state: education, health care for the poor and the prescription drug program for seniors. The Assembly voted to expand resources for individuals with dementia and their families, approved legislation to increase access to mental health care, and continued efforts to combat the heroin epidemic with the H.O.P.E. Agenda.

I want to thank the members of the Assembly for working together. The latest Legislative Reference Bureau analysis shows that roughly 94 percent of the laws passed this session received bipartisan support in the Assembly.
It is good to know that our legislative work is making a difference in Wisconsin. Our economy is thriving, more people are finding work, our schools are excellent, and Wisconsin continues to move forward.


I want to thank you for continuing to share your thoughts and concerns with me about state issues. One of the most important aspects of my job is to listen to my constituents; it is an honor to serve you in the Wisconsin State Assembly. 
 If you have any questions or comments about this e-update or any other state matter, please give my office a call at (608) 266-8580 or email me (address below).




"Peace is not the absence of conflict, it is the ability to handle conflict by peaceful means." -Ronald Reagan


Wisconsin Blue Books are still available

Everything you wanted to know about the State of Wisconsin, at your fingertips. We still have 2015-2016 Blue Books available. Email or call my office and I will deliver it personally to you. (contact information below). Folding maps and a large wall map are available as well. Let us know what you would like. The best part is it is all free to you.



AB 450 and SB 533

Ending Sanctuary Cities in Wisconsin

Refusing local municipal ID's

There has been a lot of misinformation spread about what the sanctuary and municipal ID bills do. 20,000 people came to protest in Madison, not being told the truth of what these bills do. Below you will find links to a document, in both English and Spanish, that helps explain what these bills actually do.



Dates to Remember

                Monday February 29th -Leap Day

                Sunday March 13th  - Daylight Savings Time Begins ( spring ahead)

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