The Week in Review
Small businesses are the backbone of our
community. From the local cafes to the grocers and everything in between,
small businesses create jobs and strengthen our local economy. With our
strong brewing heritage in the Milwaukee area it should not come as a
surprise that local craft brewers have now entered the arena and are growing
Rumors have been swirling about a proposal that would place new regulations
on the craft brewing industry limiting their ability to sell their products
directly to consumers. It has been suggested such a proposal could be slipped in the budget under the so-called “999 motion.”
This week, a member of the Joint Finance Committee indicated that the
unofficial proposal is dead and will not be included in the budget.
Legislation that will directly impact our community requires thorough
vetting and ought to be discussed in a public forum to debate its merits. A
proposal of this nature does not belong in the budget. Furthermore, Assembly
Republicans have taken steps to reduce government red tape and will continue
to support efforts to reduce burdensome regulations while encouraging job
growth and economic development.
We need to continue supporting small businesses in Wisconsin. Adding more
regulations to growing industries would be a step in the wrong direction.
Have a great weekend!
Legislature Unveils New Website
The Legislature unveiled an updated website
this week with more user-friendly features and a more visually appealing
front page. The new website makes it easier to learn about events taking
place in the Capitol and how to contact state legislators. Check out the
website to see the updates!
Divine Mercy Fun Fest this Weekend
Divine Mercy Fun Fest starts this weekend
with a Friday fish-fry catered by Emerald City and live music throughout the
evening. Saturday features a rib dinner, Sunday a chicken dinner and both
nights will have live music and great company. More information on this fun
filled weekend is available at the
Divine Mercy website!