I have made some recent changes to my website, so please feel free to explore. I hope you find it to be informative and helpful.
As your State Senator, I represent all of Kenosha County as well as the town and city of Burlington in Racine County. Having been born and raised in this district, I strongly believe that the most important part of my job is serving you, my constituents.
In the Legislature, I have worked hard over the past 13 years on numerous initiatives. As a fiscal conservative, I try
to cut spending in many different areas, and led the charge to reduce income taxes by indexing the income tax brackets to the rate of inflation.
As your State Senator, I have worked on many important initiatives like SeniorCare, a prescription drug benefit for Wisconsin seniors to reduce the costs of their lifesaving prescription drugs, and the Home Owners Property Tax Exemption (HOPE) which can reduce the average property tax bill by over $500.
During the budget cycle we were able to preserve our commitments to education, cut social security taxes on seniors while protecting our natural resources, and continue focusing on growing our economy.
As this legislative session continues I hope we refocus and discuss issues that really matter; the issues we discuss while sitting around our kitchen tables. We need to concentrate on reducing property taxes, expanding health care coverage while preserving the levels of service we have come to expect from our government.
Thanks again for visiting, and I hope to hear from you soon!
Senator Robert Wirch
Senate District 22
April, 10 2013
Wirch Co-Sponsors Independent Redistricting Plan
Madison-Senator Bob Wirch (D-Somers) announced today that he will again co-sponsor legislation to revise the methods of legislative and congressional redistricting in the State of Wisconsin. READ MORE >
April, 09 2013
Wirch Recognizes Equal Pay Day
“Today is an important day. It’s a time to recognize that, even though women in the workplace have made great strides, there is still a long way to go. Pay discrimination is still a very real problem that needs to be addressed. We must continue to fight to achieve ‘Equal pay for equal work,’” Wirch stated. READ MORE >
January, 07 2013
Wirch, Mason Re-introduce Bill to Raise State’s Minimum Wage
Madison-Senator Bob Wirch (D-Somers) and State Representative Cory Mason (D-Racine) announced today, on the first day of the 2013-2014 Legislative session, they will introduce legislation to assist Wisconsin workers and families by raising the state minimum wage from the current $7.25 per hour, where it has been since 2009, to $7.60 per hour and index the minimum wage to inflation. READ MORE >