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    • JONline - May 10, 2019 Yesterday, during the Joint Committee on Finance executive session, Republicans voted against Democrats’ motion to stop the removal of the Medicaid expansion proposal from budget deliberations which would have attracted $1.6 billion in federal dollars to the state...
    • JONline - May 3, 2019 In a memo released by the Co-Chairs of the Joint Finance Committee late Wednesday afternoon, Republicans announced that their first motion on the 2019-2021 state budget will discard 131 of Governor Evers’ budget proposals, including his popular and fiscally beneficial Medicaid expansion proposal...
    • JONline - April 26, 2019 Happy Arbor Day! For years our communities have been severely impacted by Republican policies that rolled back environmental protections. Earth Day was founded in 1970 by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson. Now with Governor Evers, we have an opportunity to work toward returning to the longstanding...
    • JONline - April 18, 2019 I have been thrilled to hear from constituents during our Joint Finance Committee Hearings. Residents showed up from around the state to voice their support and stories on the Governor's 2019-2021 State Budget... There is still one JFC budget hearing remaining, on April 24th...
    • 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, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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, 2019 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.