Governor surprises Niagara mayor with visit NIAGARA, Wis. — A couple years ago, Niagara Mayor George Bousley made a comment to his son Jim Bousley that since 1973 Gov. Scott Walker was the only governor that had never visited Niagara.Jim Bousley decided then to take on the task of getting the governor to Niagara...
E-Update: My Extraordinary Session Vote I know many of you are wondering about the bills that were passed this week by the legislature. These were not easy votes to take, but I was elected by you to vote on issues that might not always be popular so it’s also important to me that I take time to explain why I cast my vote the way I did...
E-Update: Have a Happy Thanksgiving As we get ready to celebrate with our loved ones tomorrow, I wanted to take a moment to wish everyone in the 36th Assembly District a safe, happy and healthy Thanksgiving. I feel so blessed to have such wonderful family and friends that have supported me over the years, and feel so honored...
E-Update: Getting Ready for Next Session With the election finally behind us, I can again resume sending you my e-updates. First though, I want to say how grateful I am for your support and to express how honored I am to serve as your state representative for another term. While this upcoming term will undoubtedly be a bit different...
Menominee Indian Tribe Recognized for Saving Lives During 1871 Peshtigo Fire Representative Jeff Mursau recently recognized the Menominee Indian Tribe of Wisconsin for their heroic efforts to save lives during the Peshtigo Fire of 1871, which is the deadliest fire in our Nation’s history. The tribe was also honored at the 147th Anniversary Ceremony in Peshtigo...
Local School Districts Receive School Safety Grants Focused on Mental Health Representative Jeff Mursau was happy to learn that five area school districts were awarded funds from the Wisconsin Department of Justice’s (DOJ) School Safety Grant Program this month. There were 595 schools and school districts that applied for this second round of grant funding, and...
Rep. Mursau Receives “Friend of Housing” Award Jeff Mursau was recently honored by the Wisconsin Builders Association with the “Friend of Housing” award. The award was presented at the State Capitol by Brad Boycks, the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Builders Association...
$1.5 Million in Community Development Grants Awarded Locally Jeff Mursau congratulates three local communities that, together, received $1.5 million in funds through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Public Facility and Planning Funds. Crandon, Suring & Wausaukee each received $500,000 in Community Development Block Grants...
Woodland Owners Tab Mursau for Group's Annual Award The Wisconsin Alliance of Forest Owners (WAFO) took time out following adjournment of the Wisconsin Legislature to thank a person responsible for changing the state's Managed Forest Law (MFL) and continuing to work to improve the lay of the land for private forest landowners.
Rep. Mursau Congratulates Five Area School Districts on School Safety Grants During the grant presentation in Eau Claire, Attorney General Brad Schimel announced the recipients of this round of School Safety grants, including five to school districts serving the 36th Assembly District...
Rep. Mursau Congratulates Two Local School Districts on School Safety Grants Representative Jeff Mursau (R–Crivitz) had the opportunity to attend the School Safety Grant presentation in Kaukauna earlier this week alongside local school officials, law enforcement personnel, and other members of the Wisconsin Legislature.
Rep. Mursau Congratulates Recent School Safety Grant Recipients Representative Jeff Mursau (R–Crivitz) was happy to attend the School Safety Grant presentation in Wausau today alongside local school officials and law enforcement personnel as well as other members of the Wisconsin Legislature. During the presentation, Attorney General Brad Schimel announced...
School safety grants awarded State Rep. Jeff Mursau, R-Crivitz, attended a school safety grant announcement in Green Bay Tuesday, where three local school districts were awarded School Safety grants from the Department of Justice.
Mursau Congratulates Three Local School Districts on School Safety Grants Rep. Jeff Mursau was happy to attend the School Safety Grant Announcement in Green Bay today, where three local school districts were awarded School Safety grants from the Department of Justice (DOJ).
Energy efficiency pays benefits at Lena farm LENA – John Peterson’s decision to make energy efficiency a priority at Peterson Dairy LLC is paying off in more ways than one...
Mursau Congratulates Lena School District on School Safety Grant Representative Jeff Mursau (R–Crivitz) congratulated Lena School District on being awarded a School Safety grant from the Department of Justice (DOJ). It was announced by the DOJ this week that Lena School District will be receiving $61,720 in grant funds.
American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network: Rep. Mursau honored for championing youth health, cancer advocacy The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) recently recognized State Rep. Jeff Mursau with its Wisconsin Distinguished Advocacy Award for his exceptional efforts on tobacco legislation.
Mursau to Chair State and Tribal Relations Committee Representative Jeff Mursau (R–Crivitz) has been chosen to Chair the Special Committee on State and Tribal Relations. The committee will begin meeting in the coming weeks.
Child Tax Rebate & Sales Tax Holiday Representative Jeff Mursau would like to remind families to claim their $100 per child Tax Rebate before the July 2nd deadline.
Texting and driving don't mix Crivitz High School students got a dose of reality after seeing what can happen when someone texts and drives. Nearly 200 students learned about the dangers of using phones while driving during AT&T’s “It can Wait” assembly Wednesday in the school gymnasium.
Better broadband coming to Oconto Falls, northern Oconto County; PSC grants awarded Jeff Mursau noted broadband access attracts jobs and is a critical component of economic impact. “The expansion, when complete, will have significant economic impact on the community, as it will allow businesses to access and provide more services to the local community,” they wrote...
Sen. Tom Tiffany to Hold Listening Sessions Next Week State Senator Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) will be holding two listening sessions on April 30th. He'll be joined by Representatives Mary Felzkowski (R-Irma) and Jeff Mursau (R-Crivitz) at the sessions. Sen. Tiffany says he encourages local officials to come to the at least one of the ...
E-Update: Bill Signings, Broadband Expansion Grants and More... It's been a busy month, with bill signings, Broadband Expansion Grant announcements and more happening...
Tribal ID Bill Becomes Law Today, Senate Bill 488, which allows the use of tribal identification cards for a variety of purposes, was signed into law by Governor Walker...
E-Update: Extraordinary Session for School Safety Last week the Assembly met in Extraordinary Session. This is when the legislature convenes to “…accomplish specific business identified in the action calling the session”. It was a rewarding day on the floor because we passed a school safety package, juvenile justice reform...
E-Update: Keeping our Schools Safe This week the Assembly will be in special session to discuss the Governor’s School Safety Package. I look forward to discussing this critically important issue. I know my legislative colleagues feel strongly that nothing is more important than the safety and well-being of our school children...
Governor touts extra funding for districts Gov. Scott Walker focused on school funding and school safety Thursday during a visit to middle and high school students in Gillett.
E-Update: End of Session Wrap-Up Looking back on this session, I am proud of the many great bills that came through the Assembly. From getting people back to work to helping support rural education and our judicial system, a lot has been done for Wisconsin, particularly in the last few weeks of session.
Some Northwoods District Attorneys Might Get More Help A bill, co-authored by Rep. Jeff Mursau, would authorize the state to fund more resources and staffing to 40 county District Attorney offices, including some here in the Northwoods...
Rep. Mursau Addresses ADA Staffing Marinette County filled the ADA post vacated by Morrow, but has been unable to fill a part-time ADA post. Rep. Jeff Mursau, R-Crivitz, offered input. “This issue is about access to justice for crime victims, and ensuring our DA's have the resources necessary to bring about justice,” Mursau said...
Increased Funds for Assistant District Attorney Staffing Rep. Mursau & Rep. Nygren announce a plan to increase funding for Assistant District Attorney staffing throughout Wisconsin.
Rep. Mursau Champions Increased Investments for Rural Schools Governor Walker applauds Rep. Mursau and fellow legislators for leading the way in approving increased state funding for rural schools.
E-Update: Floor Session Sneak Peak & More... A lot has been happening in Madison this month. With a Floor Session next week, and updates on the Sparsity Aid bill and the Back 40 Mine...
Back 40 Mine Opposition Letter For many months, I have spoken with constituents, colleagues, and department officials regarding the Back 40 Mine. Due to shared concerns...
E-Update: State of the State Address Reaction This week, Governor Walker outlined an ambitious agenda in his State of the State Address, which aims to benefit rural WI in many ways.
Rep. Mursau Authors Bill To Return Wisconsin Conservation Corps Bills in the Wisconsin legislature would return the Wisconsin Conservation Corps to the state to help out on public lands. Representative Jeff Mursau of Crivitz authored the bill. The Corps works with local or state governments and others to build or repair projects...
Senate Passes Bill to Recognize Tribal Identification Cards The Senate has unanimously passed Senate Bill 488, authored by Rep. Mursau and Sen. Petrowski, which allows the use of tribal ID cards.
Our View: Bring back Wisconsin Conservation Corps Senate Bill 648/Assembly Bill 688 would re-establish the Wisconsin Conservation Corps, a program that gave work to more than 11,000 young people during a 20-year run that ended in 2003...
Bill to Reestablish the Conservation Corps Passes Committees The following joint statement from Representative Mursau & Senator Cowles was released regarding the passage of this important bill...
E-Update: New Year, New Bills As the legislative session winds down, I am continuing to work on many bills, including sparsity aid and conservation corp legislation.
E-Update: New Year, New E-Update As the year draws to a close, bills such as my tobacco placement bill continue to move forward.
E-Update: Sparsity Aid, Tribal ID's and Life Jackets The legislature has been busy with our fall floor session recently, and over the past couple of weeks I have introduced three bills that would impact many living in the 36th Assembly District.
Bill seeks to boost money for rural schools after funds were axed from state budget Two Republican lawmakers are proposing legislation that would boost funding for rural schools by almost $10 million after a similar provision was carved out of Gov. Scott Walker's proposed 2017-'19 budget...
E-Update - Budget Update on Forestry & Education The JFC voted to eliminate the Forestry Mill Tax from the 2017-19 State Budget, but also approved an increase in funding for all of Wisconsin's K-12 schools.
E-Update - Bipartisan Foxconn Assembly Vote The State Assembly voted in favor of legislation regarding the proposed Foxconn project which would bring new jobs to Wisconsin.
E-Update - Foxconn & the Budget Foxconn is proposing building one of the largest manufacturing complexes in the world right here in Wisconsin, and the legislature will be called upon to approve the package. Additionally, work still continues on the budget.
E-Update - Assembly Floor Session Review The Assembly voted to make campuses safe places for expression with the Campus Free Speech Act, and also addressed issues with Clean Drinking Water and Pre-Existing Condition coverage.
Governor's Council of Forestry Letter to Governor ...the best option is to continue the FMT until we have complete information. An audit would allow the COF to understand which programs are crucial and which may allow room for greater fiscal responsibility.
Governor's Council on Forestry Opposes Eliminating the Mill Tax I won’t turn my back on my constituents who overwhelming support keeping the mill tax.
Forestry Mill Tax on the Chopping Block WAUWATOSA, WI (WSAU-WXPR) -- A little-known provision of the pending budget bill has caused concern with a northern Wisconsin legislator and a Northwoods forestry group. Governor Walker's proposed budget eliminates the Forestry Mill Tax and replaces it with general purpose revenue. The tax...
E-Update - Efforts to Save the Forestry Mill Tax Summary of Rep. Mursau's efforts to keep the Forestry Mill Tax in the 2017-19 State Budget, and information on Joint Committee on Finance Hearings for the State Budget.
Town of Dunbar Becomes Broadband Forward Community Certification means the local unit of governement has taken necessary steps to remove obstacles to broadband infrastructure investment.
E-Update - Opioid Legislation & Budget Public Hearings Summary of Assembly Action and Public Hearing Dates throughout the state on the 2017-19 State Budget...
E-Update - Giving Constituents the Right to Try The Assembly passed the Right to Try bill to help terminally ill patients, and along the same lines also passed legislation to allow CBD oil. The concealed carry permit approval process was also updated and issues were resolved with it.
Mursau Receives Friend of Education Award “Rep. Mursau, as a respected member of the Wisconsin legislature, has helped to bring attention to the unique needs and challenges of small, lake area school districts in northern Wisconsin,”
E-Update - Governor's State Budget Introduced Governor Walker introduced his 2017-19 State Budget plan which includes and increase in education funding. Also included in this update is information regarding the Rural Wisconsin Initiative.
Rep. Mursau Thanked by Forest County Library Board Representative Jeff Mursau was presented with a Libraries Transform! poster on January 23, 2017 at a meeting of the Forest County Library Board (FCLB) hosted by the Forest County Potawatomi Cultural Center Museum and Library.
Mursau Receives Working for Wisconsin Award "Jeffrey Mursau stands up for the families in our state who want jobs, growth, hope and opportunity"
Mursau to Chair Enviornment and Forestry Committee Mursau will also serve on the committees of: Agriculture, Education, Sporting Heritage and Natural Resources and Tourism. This will be his first term serving on the Education Committee.