Dear Neighbor,

I hope you had a wonderful holiday season and that you are as excited about the new year as I am! As always, I want to hear from you about your legislative priorities as we continue to move through the 2017-19 Legislative Session. Please join me for office hours this month at Beerline Cafe, at... for more click here.


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Year End Wrap Up

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As this year comes to a close, I want to take the opportunity to reflect on everything that has happened over the last 12 months as well as all the work that lies ahead. We’ve celebrated some important victories and we’ve also experienced some challenges that will cause a lot of damage to our state and take significant work to fix.

Assembly Repubs have had total control of the state and have been terribly harmful and irresponsible this year. We’ve seen huge corporate payoffs and the sacrificing of our environment in the hopes that it could cover the huge chasm left by an empty promise of 250,000 jobs by an irresponsible governor. Of course I’m referring to  Foxconn, the $3-4 billion corporate payoff (at our expense) that including the elimination of critical environmental protections and set the precedent for the statewide Wetlands Destruction Bill.  In essence they forced us into paying hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars each year to give one business a huge advantage at the expense of the rest with no real protections built in and the only oversight provided by WEDC, the most scandal ridden state agency around! This is a horrible deal all around and we are all going to have to pay for it for years to come.

As I mentioned before, now that the Foxconn precedent has been set and our environment has been put at risk,  they are pushing a bill that would allow any corporation that wants to destroy one of our non-federal wetlands to do so. These wetlands are incredibly important and unique, once they are destroyed that can’t just be replaced and restored. A quick buck comes and goes, but environmental devastation is forever. We can’t afford to keep putting our environment at risk for corporations and powerful interest groups that value their profits over our environment, sporting heritage, and flood prevention.

Another big fight we had this year as around professional standards, safety standards and... for more click here.

Non-Profit of the Month:
Leaders Igniting Transformation
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Neighbor of the Month:
Stephanie Sue Stein
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Business of the Month:
Hungry Sumo
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Adoptable from the
Humane Society
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Adoptable from MADACC
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