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Mother's Against Drunk Driving (MADD) Award

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I am honored to receive the Legislator of the Year Award from Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD). We are working tirelessly on OWI legislation that will stop some individuals from driving drunk and, therefore, save lives. It is paramount we keep our roads safe!

Fall Floor Session

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On Thursday, October 10th, the Assembly will have its first floor session to start the Fall season. I look forward to the discussion on the bills that are up for a vote. I am hopeful AB 162, a bill I introduced in April and relates to participation in the Volunteer Health Care Provider program by agencies serving homeless individuals, to be on the agenda. Due to its bipartisan support in its respective committee, I am hopeful that it will pass the whole Assembly on Thursday. If you are interested in watching the floor session, it starts at 10 a.m. and can be watched on Wisconsin Eye or through the legislative website.

GOP Tax Cuts

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A couple of weeks ago, a new report from the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau was released, highlighting nine years of tax cuts from Republicans. Since I took office in 2011, conservative reforms have resulted in $13 BILLION in tax relief for hard-working Wisconsin families!

At the beginning of 2011, our state was ranked among the most heavily taxed states in the country. However, the GOP's commitment to tax relief and putting more dollars back into your pockets has resulted in Wisconsin's tax burden dropping to its lowest level in almost 50 years!

The Assembly Republican majority will continue to prioritize Wisconsin families with responsible spending (so you can keep more of your own hard-earned money), as we watch our state grow and thrive through smart, conservative reforms.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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This October, I am proud to participate in National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Breast cancer is one of the most common kinds of cancer in women after skin cancer. About 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point.

The good news is that most women can survive breast cancer if it’s found and treated early.

- If you are a woman age 40 to 49, talk with your doctor about when to start getting mammograms and how often to get them.
- If you are a woman age 50 to 74, be sure to get a mammogram every 2 years. You may also choose to get them more often.

Talk to a doctor about your risk for breast cancer, especially if a close family member of yours had breast or ovarian cancer. Your doctor can help you decide when and how often to get mammograms.

I give all the individuals and their families who suffer from such a terrible disease my thoughts and prayers to defeat it. We honor those at every step of the breast cancer journey and appreciate the amazing stories each one gives. Feel free to reach out to my office with one. We would love to listen.

Upcoming Holidays

  • Friday, October 4 – International Toot Your Flute Day
  • Saturday, October 5 – World Teachers' Day
  • Sunday, October 6 – Come and Take It Day
  • Monday, October 7 – Day of Unity
  • Tuesday, October 8 – World Octopus Day
  • Wednesday, October 9 – Fire Prevention Day
  • Thursday, October 10 – World Mental Health Day

For more fun and out-there holidays, visit checkiday.com, a website created by a former Fond du Lac resident!

Today in History - October 4
  • 1777 – Battle of Germantown: Gen. George Washington's troops attacked and were defeated by the British at Germantown, Pennsylvania.
  • 1854 – Abraham Lincoln made his 1st political speech at the Illinois State Fair.
  • 1883 – The Orient Express departed on its first official journey from Paris to Instanbul.
  • 1961 – NY Yankees pitcher Whitey Ford recorded his 3rd straight Baseball World Series shutout in the Yankees' 2-0 win versus the Cincinnati Reds.
  • 1994 – Keith Moore was charged with stealing $5,000,000 from Sting.
  • 2018 - New England's Tom Brady became only the 3rd NFL quarterback to record 500 career touchdown passes in the Patriots' 38-24 win over the Indianapolis Colts at Foxborough.