November 10, 2017

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The Week in Review

Honoring Our Veterans

November 11 holds great significance for the women and men serving in our Armed Forces. It’s a day where we pause to reflect and give thanks to the brave souls willing to defend our nation in the name of freedom.

Veteran’s Day is one that I look forward to every year. It is always an honor to speak to veterans and members of our community about the importance of honoring our soldiers both at home and abroad. It takes a special American to put on that uniform and courageously defend our country so we can enjoy the benefits of living in a free country.

Tomorrow, in our community we will proudly celebrate Veteran’s Day with special programs in Oak Creek and South Milwaukee. In Oak Creek, the Veteran’s Day program will begin at 9 am at the Oak Creek Fire Station at 6th and Rawson. The South Milwaukee program will begin at 10:15 am with a procession leaving the Van Eimerson Kolonka Post 27 located at 920 Monroe Ave. The procession will end at the South Milwaukee War Memorial where the ceremony will begin at 11 am. I encourage any member of our community to come out and take part in these special celebrations.

I’m looking forward to speaking with our veteran’s tomorrow as we thank them for their valor and service to our country.

Have a great weekend!

Assembly Concludes the Fall Session

The last two weeks were busy with the Assembly meeting three times over the last week before we reconvene in the coming days. Reflecting on our work so far this session, we have much to be proud of.

In September, the legislature approved a budget that included a historic amount of funding for our schools. The budget also included more funding for worker training programs to help prepare young men and women for jobs of the future. Furthermore, Wisconsin has a record low unemployment rate and exceptional growth in good-paying private sector and manufacturing jobs. While our neighbors to the south are busy raising taxes on their citizens, in Wisconsin we are continuing to reduce taxes by eliminating the state property tax. And as we continue to improve the business climate, many companies are taking notice of our positive reforms and are choosing Wisconsin to expand and relocate.

My colleagues and I laid out a bold agenda in January and we’re following-through on our promises. But there’s still more to be done. I’m eager to continue our efforts heading into winter and I look forward to working with you to continue making our community a great place to live and work. Together we will continue moving Wisconsin Forward.


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