Each year, about 1,600 bills are introduced in the Wisconsin Legislature. But there is only one bill that we as legislators are required by law to pass: the Biennial State Budget.
This afternoon, Governor Walker announced several proposed administrative changes to the WEDC including a move shifting funding for loan programs into performance-based tax incentives, and placing funding priority on education and worker training.
This morning, in response to concerns raised by stakeholders, Governor Walker publicly withdrew his support for a plan previously contained in the administration’s proposed biennial budget which would have implemented the merger of several state agencies.
Today, Chief Executive Magazine released their annual list of the Best and Worst States for Business. The list placed Wisconsin at twelfth, an improvement of two spots from the previous year and a jump of twenty-nine spots from 2010.
Today the Wisconsin Senate passed Assembly Bill 100, permitting users to equip a motorcycle with a lighting device that illuminates the ground directly beneath the motorcycle with a color other than red, blue, or amber.
Filling the open 20th District seat vacated by U.S. Representative Glenn Grothman after his successful congressional bid, Senator-elect Duey Stroebel was inaugurated during today’s Senate session. Senator Fitzgerald released the following statement...
Earlier today, the Milwaukee Bucks organization unveiled proposed designs for an arena package to be constructed in the city’s Park East corridor.
This afternoon, Senator Fitzgerald announced the launch of a new caucus website to provide members of the public with regular updates on the work that Republican Senators are doing in the state legislature
This morning, the U.S. Supreme court refused to hear a challenge to Wisconsin’s Voter ID law, clearing the way for the law to be implemented for future elections.
Today the Wisconsin Senate approved several measures that increase state support and public awareness for crucial public safety issues.
This evening, the Wisconsin Senate passed Senate Bill 44, proposed legislation to implement Right to Work law in Wisconsin. Senator Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) released the following statement:
Senator Fitzgerald provided the following testimony before the Senate Committee on Labor and Government Reform:
Though we are still in the early stages of reviewing the specifics of the proposal, it is clear that one of the largest challenges of this budget process will be meeting the state’s transportation funding needs.
Earlier today, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce released the findings of a poll conducted by The Tarrance Group which revealed that 69% of Wisconsin voters and 51% of union households support right to work legislation.
Today marked the first session day of the 102nd session of the Wisconsin State Senate and the swearing in of new and returning members. Senator Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) delivered the following remarks for the proceedings.
This morning, the Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau released a report analyzing initial claims processing for Unemployment Insurance (UI) in Wisconsin in fiscal years 2011-2012 and 2013-2014.
Earlier today, Senator Fitzgerald appeared on WTMJ-AM (620) to discuss Wisconsin’s growing debate over the potential push for Right to Work legislation in the coming session. Senator Fitzgerald released the following supplemental statement.
Senator Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) announced his intention to appoint the following caucus members to the Wisconsin Legislature Joint and Senate Standing Committees at the onset of the 2015-16 legislative session...
For the final column of my 2014 Summer Series, here are 14 ways that legislative Republicans have worked this session to move our state forward.
This week, our nation celebrated Columbus Day, an annual holiday that has a special significance within my district’s local city of Columbus, Wisconsin.
With October rapidly approaching, we will soon be encountering colder weather and Wisconsin’s official heating season, which ranges from October 1 to May 15. Last year’s chilly temperatures left many families struggling to stay warm.
This month, there has been a great deal of discussion about the state of Wisconsin’s budget in response to new figures released by the Wisconsin Department of Revenue and the Legislative Fiscal Bureau.
Wisconsin’s prime hunting and trapping season is just around the corner with goose hunting opening on September 1, and seasons for deer, black bear, turkey, and a variety of other game beginning in subsequent weeks.
This week marks the beginning of the 127th continuous year of the Dodge County Fair, one of my favorite summer events and a major contributor to our local economy.
Senator Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) released the following statement regarding today’s ruling on controversial 2011 Act 10.
Senator Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) released the following statement regarding today’s ruling on 2011 Wisconsin Act 23.
Even with targeted state dollars being funneled directly to Milwaukee, the city continues to see disturbing rates of violent crime far out of line with the rest of the state.
Next school year our local school districts will see about $7.5 million more when compared to the general aid amounts provided to those same districts before Act 10.
Total general equalization aid and per pupil categorical funding for next school year is projected to increase by 3.4% statewide and by 5.9% for school districts in the 13th Senate District.
With an abundance of options including local fairs, parades, ball games, music festivals, hunting, fishing, camping, and so much more, Wisconsin truly offers something for the whole family to enjoy.