The Week in Review
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
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
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.