SEPTEMBER 18, 2015
This week Rep. Chris Taylor (D-Madison), Sen. Luther
Olsen (R-Ripon) and I circulated legislation that would update
passenger safety laws for infants.
Wisconsin currently allows a child over 1 year old to sit
in a front-facing car seat. However, recent evidence clearly shows
keeping young children in rear-facing car seats until they are at least
two years old maximizes their safety and their chances of surviving
serious car crashes.
Here's an additional news story regarding the
CBS 58 in Milwaukee.
This week I was honored to receive the Wisconsin Economic Development Association (WEDA) Legislative Champion Award. This award is given to legislators that provide legislative leadership with regards to advancing Wisconsinís economic development programs and policies. Specifically, the award recognizes legislators who frequently solicit input and feedback, while utilizing the expertise of Wisconsinís economic development professionals.
My Chief of Staff, Lonna Morouney was also honored this week by Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC). She received the Working for Wisconsin Award for her work during the last legislative session with Workforce Development. Congratulations Lonna!
Family Care Update
I wanted to share the following information about the upcoming opportunities to provide input regarding the changes to Family Care. The 2015-2017 State Budget, Act 55, directed the Department of Health Services to make a number of changes to the Family Care and IRIS Programs. The Department is holding public hearings throughout the state in order to receive testimony from interested parties.
Testimony may be submitted in-person at one of the public hearing locations listed below, as well as by email or U.S. Mail. Written testimony is due by October 11, 2015.
Public Hearings: Participate In-Person or via a Webcast
Walworth County Fair
I had a great time at the Walworth County Fair this year, and would like to share a video capturing many of the highlights of the fair with you.
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