At the start of this session, Republicans in the legislature made a commitment to make job creation a top priority.The consistent improvement in our state’s economic indicators has demonstrated that our reforms are moving our state in the right direction.
In their last day of session, the Wisconsin Senate approved several pieces of legislation that increase state support for public safety issues.
Today the Wisconsin Senate approved several pieces of domestic violence legislation including Senate Bill 160, and Assembly Bills 176 and 464.
Fitzgerald coauthored legislation that doubles the budget for the Treatment Alternatives and Diversion(TAD) program.
The Wisconsin Historical Society announced that the cities of Columbus and Watertown were awarded Historic Preservation Grants which will be used to conduct an intensive survey of historic properties and support historic preservation efforts.
Statement regarding the Senate’s passage of Senate Bill 73, referred to as the “Healthy Jobs Act,” an income and franchise tax credit for workplace wellness programs
Senator Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) announced the winner of a photo contest to select the new background image for his official Senate website today.
Senator Fitzgerald congratulated three students from the 13th Senate District who were selected to present research during the 11th Annual Posters in the Rotunda, a yearly exhibition of student research from schools throughout the UW System.
The Wisconsin Senate passes a package including $98 million in income tax relief, $406 million in property tax relief and adjusts the state’s income withholding tables to increase take home pay for Wisconsin’s workers by more than $322 million.
The bills provide immunity from liability to users reporting overdoses, creates ID requirements for prescription drug purchases, allows first responders to carry drugs that counteract overdoses and eases the way for community drug-disposal programs.
Senator Scott Fitzgerald announced the launch of a photo contest to select the new background image for his official Senate website today. Deadline is March 5.
Fitzgerald statement regarding the Senate’s passage of Senate Bill 286, a school accountability bill that will require any school receiving public money to report to the Department of Public Instruction beginning in 2015.
DHS Announcement of first round of Fast Forward Grants includes award to Watertown company.
Statement regarding the Senate’s passage of Senate Bill 523, which broadens the ability of the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) to require hospitals to administer tests on newborns for congenital heart defects.
While our neighbors to the south have been racking up insurmountable deficits through poor budgeting and out-of-control spending, Wisconsin has been on a different trajectory due to the efforts of Republicans at the State Capitol.
Our balanced-budget approach, along with revenue gains from an increasingly improving state economy, has allowed us to give something back to taxpayers who have sacrificed over the past few years.
“With this budget, every single taxpayer will feel the effects of nearly a billion dollars in tax relief over the biennium."
“This is a great starting point and a means to retain good ideas that will continue to make Wisconsin a pro-jobs and pro-business opportunity state.”
"The reforms in this bill come with the approval of the Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council and works to clean up some of the issues with the UI process as well as working to maintain the solvency of the fund."
“Today was a win for the taxpayers of Wisconsin."
“The legislature is committed to Voter ID in Wisconsin and the decision today by the Court of Appeals reaffirms the legislature’s constitutional authority in state government."
“The changes made were steps in the right direction to protect the solvency of the unemployment fund and the interests of employers and taxpayers in Wisconsin."
"Unemployment Insurance claims are down, revenue collections are up, and wages are up. All of these economic indicators are proof that our reforms are working and people are going back to work in Wisconsin."
“Making sure that Wisconsin is a leader in business development and job creation is a top priority in the Senate and now we have the funding set aside for future legislation."
“He made the ultimate sacrifice to defend our freedoms, yet we were not looking out for his family at home and I knew something needed to be changed.”
"This was a big win for the taxpayers today and we will continue our fight to eliminate wasteful spending and use our resources effectively and efficiently.”
“Job creation and economic growth have always been a top priority in Wisconsin and the passage of this motion is key towards continuing that goal."
"This is a bill that we can all get behind to make sure not only our construction workers, but our sanitation crews are able to operate effectively and with less risk.”
“Preventing fraud and eliminating waste is crucial to maintaining the integrity of programs like the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)."
“This bill can help people keep their jobs and help businesses retain skilled workers,” Senator Scott Fitzgerald said.