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!
Governor Walker Signs My
Regulatory Reform Bill Into Law!
recently signed into law a proposal I authored
that creates regulatory efficiencies for our
state’s auto repair industry. This new law will
help thousands of residents who require certain
auto body services, especially those who need to
re-sell their vehicle after a collision.
Protection Act Receives Public Hearing
Assembly Bill 318, a proposal that I
authored makes necessary
clarifications to our state law, ensuring
patients have access to their dental healthcare
records, regardless of where they receive their
care. Wisconsin is unique in that dental
practices can be owned by non-dentists. AB 318
makes clear that, whatever the business
structure of a dental practice, a patient can
still have their records transferred to another
practice if they choose to change dentists. AB 318 had a
hearing in the Assembly Committee on Health last
month. This week we are continuing making progress on this
legislation as it had a public hearing in the
Senate Committee on Health and Human Services.
Moving Forward With Foxconn
Over the past few weeks the Assembly Committee
on Jobs and the Economy has held a public hearing and voted for the Foxconn
Special Session bill.
The committee made a number of improvements to
the bill including adding that $20 million being
allocated for job training programs, incentives
be based on jobs created,
and including a provision encouraging the company to hire Wisconsin
residents first. This amendment help hold more
accountability on the company. This week,
the Assembly passed the Special Session bill, an
important step in moving the Foxconn development
forward. The Senate will take the next steps
with this bill.
Department of Natural Resources
August 21, County Deer Advisory Councils around
the state are meeting to review deer population
data, in order to develop
preliminary three-year population objectives for
their counties. These meetings are open to the public. Meeting dates,
times and locations can be found
here. The August meetings will be followed
by a public input period in September.
The Department of Natural
Resources will be holding
five public open forums to gather input on
outdoor recreation opportunities in Northern and
Northeastern Wisconsin. Locations
for the five public meetings are as follows:
Tuesday, Aug. 22,
Sturgeon Bay- Stone Harbor Resort and Conference Center, 107
Wednesday, Aug. 23, Crivitz- Community Center, 901
Henrietta Ave. Monday,
Aug. 28, Ashland- Hotel Chequamegon, 101
Lake Short Drive West; Tuesday, Aug. 29,
Siren- The Lodge at Crooked Lake, 24271
Highway 35 North; Wednesday,
Aug. 30, Ladysmith- Community Library, 418
Corbett Ave. The meetings listed will be held
from 4pm-7pm. Be sure to get out and get your