Thank you for allowing me
to serve you in Madison. It is my solemn and
continuing promise to deliver results on the
issues most important to you and your family.
Please feel free to call or e-mail me anytime.
Thank you again for allowing me to serve you,
and I hope to hear from you soon!
Green Bay Prison Proposal Keeps
Click the picture above to watch my interview
regarding updates to the GBCI proposal.
Have a Happy and SAFE
Fourth of July!
As the Fourth of July is quickly approaching, I
would like to remind everyone of a few fireworks
safety tips. Please be careful if you use
fireworks, especially around children! Wisconsin law
regulates the use of fireworks. Fireworks such
as roman candles, firecrackers, bottle rockets,
mortars – anything that explodes or leaves the
ground – can only be purchased and used with a
permit issued by your local government.
The number of emergency room visits has steadily
increased since 2012 due to firework related
incidents. Keep in mind that sparklers,
which are included in the non-explosive listing,
can still have harmful impacts on children, the
temperatures can reach up to 2,000 degrees which
can cause serious burns. Please keep these
safety tips in mind while you're enjoying your
Fourth of July celebrations.
Thank you to all the men and women who have
served and are currently serving to defend and
protect our nation's freedom!
Combating Credit Card
To date, Wisconsin is one of the
few states that does not have strict penalties on
credit card skimmers.
A credit card skimmer is a device that rests on
the outside of a legitimate credit card reader
that can steal the information off of a credit
card's magnetic strip. Once the information is
collected from the skimmer, it can be used to
steal someone's identity. To combat this issue,
last week the Wisconsin State Assembly passed
SB 133. This bill would make it a Class I felony to
possess a credit card skimmer with the intent to use
it to commit identity theft. I am proud to have
co-sponsored and voted in favor of this bill,
which passed unanimously out of the Assembly. SB
133 is an important step forward in protecting
Improving Financial Literacy
Another important highlight
from the recent Assembly session is the passage
of a bipartisan
AB 280 which
allows school boards to
adopt financial literacy instruction in grades
K-12. This bill is a great way to ensure each
student has an opportunity to obtain important education
on financial literacy. Financial literacy is
crucial as students prepare for college, and is
a skill with lifelong benefits!