First Committee HearingThe 2021-22 legislative session has started off strong. Last week, the Ways and Means Committee heard and recommended two bills for passage (AB 2 and AB 3) with nearly unanimous bipartisan support.
Beginning of the 105th SessionThis week marked the beginning of the 105th session of the Wisconsin State Legislature with the swearing-in of all newly elected members on Monday.
COVID-19 Legislation Approved by AssemblyAssembly Bill 1038 was approved by the full Assembly earlier today on a 97-2 vote. I am glad we could come together in a bipartisan fashion to support this much needed relief package.
Coronavirus UpdatesAs most of you know, Governor Evers issued a safer at home order that runs through April 24th. While that is still two weeks away, I think it is necessary that we begin to formulate a plan for how to reopen our society as well as our economy.
Open LetterOver the past week, I have received numerous questions and comments on the election this week. As I work through responding to the contacts, I wanted to take this opportunity to explain my position and provide some background on the issue.
COVID-19 UpdatesRecently passed federal legislation includes programs to help many. Check to see if you qualify for any of the programs.
Get out the Vote!As we're all adapting to the new normal under Coronavirus, it is important that everyone exercises their right to vote. In-person absentee voting is available through Friday, April 3rd.
Protecting Victims and WitnessesThis week, Senator Darling and I introduced legislation to protect victims of domestic abuse and help prevent witness intimidation. The three bills are part of a larger Tougher on Crime legislative package of bills that was also announced this week.
Gifted and TalentedBack in December I had the chance to speak to students at Glen Hills Middle School about the importance of continuing education, building your resume, and financial literacy.
'Tis the SeasonI’d like to wish everyone Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukah, and a Happy New Year. It is an honor to continue representing you here at the Capitol and working to move our state forward.
Around the DistrictThe Brown Deer Park & Recreation Department hosted a cribbage tournament last weekend, so I stopped in to see if I could avoid getting skunked.
Lights On!The economy continued its strong growth in November according to the jobs report released earlier today. While economists were predicting around 187,000 the actual number ended up being 266,000 jobs.
Happy Thanksgiving!Thanksgiving is a day we gather with family and friends to share a warm meal, catch up with one another's lives, and give thanks for the many blessings we have.