November 20, 2015

Volume 1 Issue 23

State Representative Janel Brandtjen:

Wisconsin Reforms Doing Better Than Reported:

I have always been a firm believer that given the right leadership and a constituency that values hard work, self reliance and freedom, Wisconsin was poised to become a model for the entire country. The Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance discovered that due to some errors in calculating tax rank, Wisconsin is doing better than the Census Bureau had previously reported. See the report

Government Accountability Bill Passes:

I have been a very vocal critic of the Government Accountability Board (GAB) for some time now. The divisive nature of the board is clear in the rhetoric and the support (or opposition) from both sides of the aisle. Every Republican I know fully believes that the GAB is partisan, biased and at best completely unfair to them. Conversely every Democrat I've had contact with calls the GAB the best non-partisan solution the State of Wisconsin could hope for.  That in itself is reason to change the way Wisconsin handles its elections.  A fair and impartial board would have supporters and detractors on both sides of the aisle. If Kevin Kennedy was trying to run an organization that was viewed as unbiased, fair and impartial, he failed miserably.  I preferred the original assembly version of the bill (Click here) but even with the Senate changes ( click here) and (here) we will have better system in place for fair Wisconsin elections going forward.

Syrian Refugees: 

On Monday of this week I signed a letter written by Speaker Vos calling for a cessation of Syrian refugees into Wisconsin. It is our duty as government officials to make sure that every step is taken to keep our citizens safe. In light of the Paris bombings and other terror attempts around the globe associated with the Syrian refugee situation it is clear that further vetting and precautions are needed.  See the Speaker's letter.   Also on Tuesday, Governor Walker issued this statement.


God Bless Wisconsin!


                Please Remember to be Safe! 


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