A note from Rep. Edming
Welcome to my first
legislative e-update. It is truly an honor to have been elected
to serve as your representative for the 87th Assembly
District. The people of the district have placed their trust in
me and I am committed to serving my constituents during this
legislative session. I look forward to working hard for the
families, individuals, and businesses in the district. I will be
a voice for my constituents in our state's capital and will work
for them each day.
On January 5th, I took the oath of office. I was surrounded by
family and friends who made the long journey from the district
in order to celebrate with me. It was a humbling experience and
I felt proud to have the continued support of family, friends,
and constituents from the 87th. I joined 63 Republican members
in the Assembly, which is the largest GOP Assembly majority
January 5th also began the legislative session.
I have been
selected to serve as the Vice-Chair on the Small
Development Committee. I plan to use my experience as a small
business owner in order to help create legislation that promotes
private sector jobs and worker training programs. Additionally,
I am a member of the Committees on Environment and Forestry,
Health, Natural Resources and Sporting
Heritage, and Veterans
and Military Affairs. I'm excited to bring my years of real-life
experience to my committees and my work as a legislator.
My swearing in ceremony was truly a humbling
Assembly Republicans Continue Forward Agenda
This past October, Wisconsin Assembly Republicans unveiled their
Forward Agenda. Its priorities include five areas of
reform: building a stronger economy, improving education,
creating stronger families and safer neighborhoods, and
promoting self-sufficiency and responding to changing
technology. The intention of the Forward Agenda is to make
Wisconsin a place were more people can work, raise a family, and
retire. The Forward Agenda is not only focused on the next two
years, but on the next decade. I look forward to working with
other legislators to ensure that our state meets these goals so Wisconsin
can continue to flourish for future
generations to come.
Building a Stronger Economy
Wisconsin needs to grow its economy by improving its business
climate, lowering taxes, and cutting red tape. Small business
development throughout the state should be encouraged.
Growing Tomorrow’s Workforce
students are tomorrow's workforce. The agenda acknowledges the
need to use the recommendations from
Speaker’s Task Force on Rural Schools, especially in the
northern region of the state. The Forward
Agenda will continue the UW System tuition freeze for in-state
the Quality of Life
agenda will focus on parents having the tools they need to have
safe and heavy homes. This will include policy that ensures a
minimum amount of support in child support cases. Mental health
reform will also be continued and expanded in the
Speaker’s Task Force on Mental Health.
to the American Dream
agenda focuses on eliminating fraud and duplicity to
taxpayer-funded benefit programs. By reducing fraud and
duplicity, more resources will be able to be given to families
who are the intended recipients.
The agenda also focuses on more employment options for
those who are recently released from prison. There will an emphasis on creating a path towards independence and reducing
for the Future
is constantly changing and has caused some of our current state
policies and consumer protections to become outdated. With this
increased technology it is now easier to access state government
services, but we must be mindful of cyber security and privacy
Please give us your feedback and contribute your own ideas
through the links below.
Share your ideas at
www.WisconsinAssemblyRepublicans.com and on Facebook at
This Week in Madison
Yesterday, the Assembly passed a number of bills on the floor
pertaining to the judiciary. The following bills all received
bi-partisan support, including my vote:
Assembly Bill 2: laying out,
altering, or discontinuing a town line highway.
Assembly Bill 3: appealing a
municipal court matter after review by a circuit court.
Assembly Bill 5: intimidating
Assembly Bill 8: invading an
individual's privacy by viewing under or through clothing
and providing a penalty.
Trustee Report permanent rule public comment form now available
To help gather feedback regarding the proposed
Deer Trustee Report permanent rule [PDF], an
online public input form is now available to gather public
People can complete an input form by searching the Wisconsin
Department of Natural Resources website, dnr.wi.gov, for keyword
The form will remain open for public comment until 12:00 a.m.
February 1, 2015.
New regulations and programs, including the
Deer Management Assistance Program, were set up under an
emergency rule in 2014, and now a follow-up permanent rule
package is necessary for the 2015 hunting seasons and beyond.