The Week in Review
This week we passed
Assembly Bill 237, a bill I authored that is part of a broader package
of bills focused on
tackling homelessness in Wisconsin.
Homelessness is an issue that affects nearly 20,000 people each day in
Wisconsin. In the past, the federal government has provided funding for
programs that assist the homeless population. However, funding for those
programs have been significantly reduced in recent years.
This week, my colleagues and I took the first step towards addressing this
issue in Wisconsin with four bills, each one playing an important role in
the effort to reduce homelessness.
Assembly Bill 237, will help connect homeless individuals with tools and
resources needed to find stable employment in their community. Studies have
shown steady employment is a crucial element to ending homelessness.
This approach will help people acquire work experience and job skills that
will lead to permanent employment and reduce homelessness across Wisconsin.
I look forward to our continued effort to help people throughout the state
who want to work, contribute to their community and have a place to call
Have a great week!
Master Lock "Unlocking" Ceremony
Master Lock officially unveiled
their new headquarters after months of renovations at the former Caterpillar
headquarters in Oak Creek.
The new headquarters will house approximately 400 Master Lock employees in
various job functions including engineering, research and design, product
development and innovation. The campus spans across 26 acres with two
buildings fully equipped with cutting-edge technology.
Master Lock President Mike Bauer said the company has positions they are
looking to fill in Oak Creek with room for growth at the new facility.
With a larger facility and even more room for growth, Master Lock is further
solidifying their commitment to the community. We are fortunate to have a
great steward like Master Lock in Oak Creek!