$22 Billion...that's the total amount of tax relief that Wisconsin taxpayers have received since 2011, according to this memo from the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau.
Banning the BansI introduced legislation this week to protect consumers and stop yet another attempt by the government to dictate how you live your life.
Government Accountability HearingAfter a marathon week of floor sessions, I returned to Madison on Tuesday to chair a public hearing of the Government Accountability and Oversight Committee.
Floor UpdateIt has been a busy week in Madison. The Assembly held three very full floor sessions in which we passed the education and election reform packages which I described in my recent newsletters.
Bail Reform AmendmentThis week, the Assembly voted to set into motion the process for a constitutional amendment that will change the way that bail is done in Wisconsin. This amendment would add Wisconsin to the 48 other states which currently permit courts to consider a defendant's danger to the
Elections Bills AdvanceCaroline Fochs, the city clerk in Mequon, joined me in testifying in favor of my bill which would require state-issued driver's licenses held by non-citizens to include a notation that the card is not valid for voting purposes.
Great Revenue NewsThe Legislative Fiscal Bureau released updated revenue numbers last week which, once again, reaffirm what I have been saying for years--that cutting taxes increases revenue over time by encouraging investment and job creation.
Convention of States ResolutionAssembly Joint Resolution 9 passed the Assembly last May, and finally made it through the State Senate this week. Wisconsin is now the 16th state to submit its application to the Congress for such a convention.
Vaccine Tampering Bill PassesThis week, the Assembly held our first floor session of 2022 and passed a bill I authored with Senator Duey Stroebel (R-Campbellsport) to protect vaccines and other medical products from sabotage.
Reforming Our Broken Bail SystemThis week, I joined my colleagues Representative Chuck Wichgers and Senators Julian Bradley, Steve Nass, and Eric Wimberger in introducing a package of bills to reform our state's bail system.
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Here's to a Happy New Year and a prosperous and safe 2022! I look forward to serving you and the 24th Assembly District over the year ahead.
Merry Christmas!From my family to yours, have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
2021 Review: State BudgetIn this week of my review of our accomplishments over the past year, I'd like to highlight the budget which we passed in June.
Looking Back at 2021So far in 2021, the Assembly has introduced 735 bills, 101 joint resolutions, and 22 Assembly resolutions.
Happy Thanksgiving!Next Thursday is Thanksgiving, and I would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your families a happy and safe holiday.
Transparency in EducationOur state scored a victory for transparency and government accountability this week with the enactment of Act 89, which establishes an online portal which will allow the public to view financial information about their school districts.
Redistricting UpdateLast week, the Assembly State Affairs Committee and the Senate Government Operations Committee heard over eight hours of testimony on Assembly Bills 624 and 625, which establish the new legislative and congressional maps for the upcoming decade.
First Responder of the YearThe beginning of our Tuesday floor session featured a ceremony recognizing the First Responder of the Year from each Assembly district. It was my privilege to present the 24th Assembly District award to Assistant Fire Chief Andrew Harris for his decades of dedication to our community.
Election Audit UpdateThis morning, the independent and nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau released the report of its evaluation and recommendations on election administration in Wisconsin.