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.
Assembly Floor Session UpdateIt was another busy floor session week here in the Assembly. We took up a wide range of legislation with bipartisan support, and except for a few bills all votes were unanimous.
Assembly Attempts to Provide Additional Mental Health FundingYesterday in the Assembly we took up three veto override attempts. All three were focused on providing additional funding to address mental health issues across our state. Unfortunately, Democrats voted against providing this increased funding.
Bipartisan Task Forces Finalize Work Earlier this session Speaker Vos established several bipartisan task forces to address specific issues of concern in the state. Among them are the Speaker's Task Force on Water Quality, the Speaker's Task Force on Suicide Prevention, and the Speaker's Task Force on Adoption.
Bipartisan Bills Pass SenateEarlier this month the State Senate passed two bills that I authored. Both of these bills have been working through the committee process for the past few months and I'm pleased to report they were both recommended for passage by the relevant committees in both houses on unanimous votes.