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4/18/2017
On Tax Day, Vukmir and Ott author bill to allow consumers to stretch dollars further “Under current law, Wisconsin-based businesses are at a competitive disadvantage against online and out-of-state retailers, a complete absurdity that should be rectified,” said Vukmir, R–Brookfield. “This mandated markup on prescription drugs and merchandise results in Wisconsin seniors and families paying more for their goods. Repealing this required cost is in Wisconsinites’ best interest.”
4/17/2017
Vukmir PLA neutrality bill signed into law Finally, government will no longer be able to deliberately alienate qualified workers from participating in the bidding process for government projects in Wisconsin. State and local officials should not discriminate against contractors simply because they do not have pre-negotiated deals with labor unions.
4/12/2017
Vukmir, Sanfelippo call for justice system overhaul “In addition to our Victim Prevention Package, directing the Legislative Audit Bureau to review community supervision procedures is an important initial step to ensuring offenders are held accountable," Vukmir said. "We anticipate our package of bills will move swiftly through the legislative process.”
4/11/2017
A call for full repeal of the state’s prevailing wage law “As lawmakers, we have a responsibility to manage the transportation budget efficiently,” Vukmir said. “It’s unrealistic to do so without the accessibility of all tools. Repealing this burdensome red tape will ensure the use of taxpayer dollars are maximized.”
3/7/2017
Wisconsin Senate Republicans ask U.S. Senators for vote on Neil Gorsuch for SCOTUS “Now is not the time to play partisan politics with our nation’s highest court,” they wrote. “We encourage both of you to support Judge Gorsuch’s appointment and represent the will of your constituents.”
3/3/2017
Vukmir to host listening session in Brookfield State Sen. Leah Vukmir, R-Brookfield, will be hosting a listening session for the 5th Senate District on Tuesday, March 21, from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Brookfield Public Safety Building, located at 2100 N. Calhoun Rd in Brookfield.
2/9/2017
Honoring the public service of Army Staff Sergeant Matthew Thompson While I cannot understand the grief and pain that his family is experiencing with his loss, my heart as a military mom goes out to his family.
2/8/2017
Vukmir project labor neutrality bill passes Senate Senate Republicans took another positive step today toward freeing Wisconsinites from placating to the demands of those who believe only members of labor organizations should be considered to work on taxpayer-funded projects.
1/22/2017
Victim prevention must be a Wisconsin priority We must prevent our communities from being threatened by those who continually commit violent crimes. We can no longer tolerate such behavior. Action is necessary.
1/10/2017
The state of Wisconsin is working The state of Wisconsin is strong with widespread opportunity. Under Republican leadership, Wisconsin’s 4.1 percent unemployment rate is our lowest in 15 years, and more people are working than ever before in our history.