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February 20, 2015

A Note from Rep. Edming

This week, I joined fellow Assembly Republicans in support of the Red Tape Review initiative. The program will cut government red tape in order to improve Wisconsin's business climate. Chapters of the state's Administrative Code will be reviewed with the goal of removing unnecessary and obsolete regulations.

This effort, led by Rep. Joan Ballweg (R-Markesan), is a continuation of last session's Right the Rules project, which was able to review 20 percent of the Administrative Code and cut 76 pages of burdensome rules.

Wisconsin's Administrative Code is written and doesn't receive much thought thereafter. We need to take the time to ensure that code still functions properly for Wisconsinites and businesses. Rules that no longer have a purpose should be eliminated from the books. I am excited to participate in this initiative and look forward to cutting red tape in our state.   

I encourage you to stay up-to-date on the Red Tape Review on Facebook and Twitter.

This Week in Madison

The Assembly passed several bills last week. These bills received bi-partisan support, including my vote:

  • Assembly Bill 10 : jurisdiction in matters relating to domestic abuse restraining orders and injuctions, child and at-risk adult abuse restraining orders and injuctions, and harassment restraining orders and injuctions.
  • Assembly Bill 14 : the regulation of raffles.
  • Assembly Bill 16 : posters regarding the national human trafficking resource center hotline.
  • Assembly Bill 18 : taste samples of intoxicating liquor provided on certain retail licensed premises.
  • Assembly Bill 19 : unlawful use of a global positioning device and providing a penalty.

In the 87th District

Just a reminder that I will be hosting two in-district budget listening sessions on Monday, March 23rd. This is an opportunity for my constituents to voice any concerns or ideas for the budget. I'll be joined by Representative Mary Czaja, who is a member of the Joint Committee on Finance. Below is the information for the listening sessions. I hope to see you there! 

Winter Town Hall


N4680 County Road W.



Frances L. Simek Memorial Library


400 N. Main St.



I had a great time touring Christie Mountain in Bruce.






I gained valuable insight at the Wisconsin Hospital Association's Vikingland Region meeting in Hayward.

Stay Safe this Winter

Temperatures around the state will continue to drop during the upcoming week. Explore some ways to get ready for the bitter cold.

The chilly weather also means that heaters, fireplaces, and other heat sources will be working extra hard to keep us warm. Find out how to prevent carbon monoxide exposure.


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