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Amtrak Thruway Bus Service

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Last week, I was invited to view the new Amtrak Thruway Bus Service that is coming to Fond du Lac. The Amtrak Thruway Bus Service provides two daily round-trip buses between Green Bay and Milwaukee, with stops in Appleton, Oshkosh and, now, Fond du Lac! Passengers have a new option for traveling within the I-41 corridor, and can easily connect to and from Chicago using Amtrak Hiawatha trains. If you have interest, please go to https://www.amtrak.com/routes/hiawatha-train.html.

Cursive Bill News

Recently, I have circulated a bill that would mandate public schools to include cursive writing into their curriculum. Thus far, it has gotten great bipartisan support and caught the eyes of some news outlets. Within the last week, I have had a discussion about the bill with Erik and Jane at 620 WTMJ, Vicki McKenna at 1130 WISN, and Stan Milam at 1230 WCLO. I am excited and hopeful that this bill will progress well through the legislature. Cursive writing has several benefits, including the ability to retain and remember information better when it is written down compared to typing on a computer or writing in print. This is very ideal for Wisconsin's youth, which is why I am passionate about introducing this bill.

Testifying on AB 244 (W-2 Bill)

Tuesday, I testified before the Assembly Committee on Campaigns and Elections to cover a bill I introduced in May. AB 244, which relates to an elector using a W-2 form to establish residence, would assist potential voters, especially private-sector employees, when they register with an additional option to prove residency and provide consistency and uniformity in Wisconsin's statutes. Since the Senate version of the bill passed their committee on Elections, Ethics, and Rural Issues unanimously in June, I expect similar results in the Assembly committee soon!

Update: First Responder of the Year Award

I would like to thank all of those who took the time to nominate a worthy recipient for the First Responder of the Year Award. I will choose a person to nominate from the list in the coming days. Even though only one person from District 52 will be chosen, I appreciate the great work all of our first responders do on a consistent basis. They play a huge role into making Wisconsin the great state that it is! 

Upcoming Holidays

  • Friday, September 13 – Stand Up to Cancer Day
  • Saturday, September 14 – National Coloring Day
  • Sunday, September 15 – National Wife Appreciation Day
  • Monday, September 16 – Mayflower Day
  • Tuesday, September 17 – Constitution Day and Citizenship Day
  • Wednesday, September 18 – Rice Krispies Treats Day
  • Thursday, September 19 – National Hug Your Boss Day

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

Today in History - September 13
  • 1503 – Michelangelo began to work on his statue of David.
  • 1909 – Ty Cobb clinched the AL HR title with his 9th HR (all inside-the-park).
  • 1956 – IBM introduced the RAMAC 305, which was the first commercial computer with a hard drive that used magnetic disk storage. It weighed over a ton.
  • 1984 – Shimon Peres formed Israeli government with Likud.
  • 2018 – Spanish parliament voted to exhume former dictator Francisco Franco from the Valley of the Fallen.