Legislative Update

July 7, 2017

Here's What  I 'm  Working On For You!

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!


20% of Wisconsin's Prison Assaults Happen at GBCI

Click the picture above to watch my interview regarding the recent report highlighting the number of assaults to staff at GBCI.  In the past few years there have been a rising number of assaults on correctional officers. This report reveals that staff at GBCI are among the most assaulted by inmates in the entire state. The need for a modernized facility with proper design and safety features is critical. I am continuing to work on my proposal to decommission GBCI and build a new facility which will address the overwhelming capacity, cost, and safety concerns that plague this 119-year-old facility.

Thank YOU!

Last week the Assembly Ways and Means Committee held a public hearing on AB 386 and AB 387, commonly referred to as the Dark Store legislation, which was authored by my colleague Rep. Rob Brooks. The bases of both bills is to make sure that every business is paying their fair share in taxes, and to ensure that small businesses are not disproportionately overburdened by taxes. AB 386 and 387 focus on three approaches for property assessments based on sales comparison, income, and cost approach. This is truly a matter of ensuring taxation fairness and I am proud to have co-sponsored each of these bills. A big thank you to our local leaders from the Village of Howard for taking the time to come down to Madison and testify in favor of these bills!

Assembly Bill 420
Regarding public annual reports of business improvement districts.

Assembly Bill 411
Regarding the authority of a conservation warden to enter private land and the admissibility of evidence.

Find the full list of legislation I've Authored or Co-Authored  here!

Successful Listening Sessions!

 I truly appreciate the chance to hear from my constituents and their concerns. If you missed the listening sessions you can always submit a Contact-Me form to let me know what your thoughts are.

In Other News...

Healthy Wisconsin

Wisconsin is dedicated to helping our kids stay healthy by creating Healthy Wisconsin. Healthy Wisconsin includes a state health assessment and improvement plan to help communities and organizations identify strategies to make Wisconsin healthier. The top five priorities within the Healthy Wisconsin program include alcohol, nutrition/physical activity, opioids, suicide, and tobacco. Healthy Wisconsin has teamed up with communities and schools to overcome some of the health issues from the bottom up.  Click here for more information.

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