Reaction to the Bucks Arena
The Assembly approved the
Milwaukee Bucks arena funding plan.
July 28th, the legislation to provide public financing for a new
Milwaukee Bucks arena was voted on and passed by the Assembly. There
were no changes made to the bill before the 52-34 vote.
For the past several months, I’ve heard from many in my district who
strongly object to using their tax dollars to build a new arena for the
Milwaukee Bucks. With questionable benefits for the residents of my
district, I voted against this plan that will use state tax dollars to
finance a project in Milwaukee.
As an independent voice for our community in the state legislature, I
will continue to work hard to represent your views in our state Capitol.
The input I received from many of you was crucial in helping me reaching
this decision, and I believe that my vote best reflects the views of our
Blanchardville's 125th Anniversary
There will be
a celebration for the 125th anniversary of Blanchardville from Thursday,
Aug. 6-Sunday, Aug. 9. There will be a parade on Saturday and so much more
throughout the event to create an enjoyable anniversary celebration.
Hope to see you there, it looks like a beautiful weekend. Schedule of
had the pleasure attending several local events, touring local businesses,
as well as meeting with people in Madison.
I was able to
attend and take part in the Lafayette County and Green County fairs, those
are always fun events. It was great to see and talk with everybody
businesses is always a great opportunity to be out in the community, getting
a close look at area businesses, and meeting staff. On Monday I toured
Greenco Industries with CEO Jean Zweifel, a non-profit organization that
provides day services and work services for 110 adults and teenagers with
disabilities and residential services for 20 disabled adults in both Green
and Lafayette Counties.
Plant Manager, Kurt Koller, and GM & VP of Operations, Erik Huschitt, I also
toured Badger Ethanol, a dry-mill ethanol production facility in Monroe,
Wisconsin. At their facility, the produce over 57 million gallons of
ethanol per year.
It was the
Youth Leadership Forum recently, and I was able to sit down with one of
their delegates and his older brother at the Capitol. Youth leadership
forum is a week long program of high school students with disabilities
across the state of Wisconsin to learn about leadership and how to be more
involved in their communities. We discussed issues that are important to
them. The YLF teaches the youth how to be more involved with their elected
officials. Great to meet you David and Andrew!
I was able to attend the 100 year celebration of Mound City Bank doing
business. It was great to see everybody there. Pictured below is
the proclamation we were able to put together for them.
If you ever find yourself in Madison or your
group plans to visit the State Capitol, I hope that you can stop by my
office, 304 North. It is a beautiful facility full of history. I'd
definitely encourage you to take a tour someday - the Capitol and surrounding area would make a great day trip for
|GREENCO Industries Inc. With
CEO Jean Zweifel
||Badger State Ethanol with
Kurt Koller, and Erik Huschitt
|Youth Leadership Forum with
David Sunderdance (left), a Jr at Platteville High, and his older
brother Andrew Sunderdance (Right), a Jr at Edgewood College
||Mound City Bank 100 Year
Celebration at the Mineral Point Branch Pictured L to R; Nancy
Salzmann, Vice President Retail Banking, Rep. Novak, Jenny Dochnahl,