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    • NOTICE - Join Senator Erpenbach for a Community Listening Session Please consider attending one of my Community Listening Sessions on the 2019-21 State Biennial Budget on a date and at a location that is most convenient to you...
    • JONline - April 5, 2019 This week the Joint Committee on Finance held several agency briefings, including the Departments of Public Instruction, Transportation, Health Services, Workforce Development, Corrections, and Natural Resources. I was excited to hear from the new Secretary-Designees as they shared their support...
    • JONline - March 29, 2019 You know spring is in the air when March Madness is in full swing, and the Brewers won their first game!
    • JONline - March 22, 2019 This week the Republicans, in an unprecedented move, rejected the Governor’s 2019-2021 Capital Budget, a day after the Republicans on the Commission voted unanimously to support it.
    • JONline - March 15, 2019 With spring right around the corner, I am hopeful for warmer weather ahead, but we saw another chilly and rainy week here in Wisconsin. With flooding in communities across the state, it is important that everyone stays safe...
    • JONline - March 8 Happy International Women's Day! Governor Evers introduced his budget last week, and it is filled with progressive programs and investments to help move our state forward.
    • JONline - February 22 A big focus this week was Governor Evers' proposal to legalize marijuana for medical use, an issue that I have been working on since 2009.
    • JONline - February 15 On Wednesday the Senate was in session, and voted, along party lines, to pass both the Black History Month Resolution and the GOP Spending Bill. I joined all of my Democratic colleagues in voting “no” on each measure.
    • JONline - February 8 This week the Joint Committee on Finance met for the first time this session. We met to discuss a few items, including the disastrous GOP Tax Plan. Between the Republican’s Foxconn aspirations and a tax cut they cannot fund, they are already exceeding our expected budget before the process even...
    • JONline - February 1 It was an extremely cold week in Wisconsin, with dangerous wind chills and closures across the district. I hope everyone was able to stay safe and warm over the past few days and I am looking forward to warmer days ahead!
    • JONline - January 25 I am excited for the possibilities that come with the new session. Governor Evers, along with his administration, has put forth an agenda that puts the people of our state first.
    • jONline - December 13, 2018 December 15th (this Saturday!) is the last day to get health insurance through the Affordable Care Act for 2019. Visit to sign up!
    • Statement on Photo of Baraboo High School Students “There is no place for hatred, intolerance and racism in our society..."
    • Legislators ask Governor for Disaster Declaration We write today to urge you to act today to make a written request to the Small Business Administration (SBA) for a Disaster Declaration for affected areas of our districts from the recent storms and flooding...
    • Convert Rail Corridor into Trail Legislators representing Northwest Dane County sent a letter to DOT Secretary Dave Ross today asking him to consider converting the damaged section of the rail corridor along Hwy. 14 into a state trail that links the Capitol with Devil's Lake State Park...
    • Letter Asking for State of Emergency Senator Jon Erpenbach and other South Central WI Legislators today asked Governor Walker to declare a State of Emergency after record amounts of rainfall caused significant property and infrastructure damage and one tragic death.
    • Erpenbach Calls on Governor to End Support of “Zero Tolerance” ...In that period of time, an estimated 2,500 children have been placed in chain-link holding cells, away from their parents, creating life-long trauma. Governor Scott Walker has committed Wisconsin National Guard Troops, to support this shameful policy...
    • Supreme Court Delays Decision on Wisconsin Maps The United States Supreme Court delayed a decision on the actual merits of the case against GOP partisan gerrymandered legislative maps, sending the case back to district court. State Senator Jon Erpenbach released the following statement...
    • Potholes Abound While We Spend for Phantom Foxconn The Joint Committee on Finance today met to reallocate funds for Transportation projects because of a shortfall of Federal funds and a failure of the Legislature to pass a long term transportation funding solution.
    • Erpenbach Thankful for DOT Exception for Sauk City Fire Department Madison – Senator Jon Erpenbach today praised a decision of the Department of Transportation (DOT) to grant an exception to their Rails to Trails policy to allow Sauk City emergency vehicles to cross the bike path on return from an emergency call.