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[Art]ifact Presentation with Rep. Billings
Friday, February 26
6:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Pump House Regional Arts Center
4th Annual La Crosse Bike Swap
Saturday, February 27
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Logan Middle School
Saturday, February 28
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
La Crosse Center
South Asian Film Festival
Monday, February 29 through Monday, March 7
Centennial Hall, UW-La Crosse
Friends and Neighbors,
Last week, the Assembly concluded legislative debate for the 2015-2016 session. With the Assembly adjourning so early in the year, a number of important proposals were left off the calendar and worse, hundreds of proposals were pushed through the legislative process with little consideration.
Human Trafficking Bill Passes
I am excited to announced that AB 737/SB 618 -- a bill which would help our state combat child sex trafficking -- passed the Senate and Assembly last week. When the bill passed, I released the following statement:
Human Trafficking Bill Passes Senate and Assembly
MADISON - Today, both houses of the legislature met to debate, and
brought forth bill AB 737/SB 618. As a co-author of the bill and
long-time supporter of anti-human trafficking causes, Representative
Jill Billings (D-La Crosse) released the following statement on the
Higher Education Bills Continue to Under-serve Wisconsin Students
Additionally, Gov. Walker's anemic "College Affordability Package" passed the Assembly. As you may know from previous newsletters, the plan did very little to address College Affordability in a meaningful way. Here is the statement I released following the bills' passage:
Higher Education Bills Continue to Fall Short
"Affordability" package passes the Assembly despite objections
MADISON - During Tuesday's legislative session, the Wisconsin State
Assembly debated Governor Walker's "College Affordability Package." When
the bills were introduced, opponents noted how their proposals fell
short in creating reasonable change for students pursuing their higher
education. Rep. Billings (D-La Crosse), who spoke on the bills during
their initial hearings in the Committee on Colleges and Universities,
released the following statement regarding the billsí passage in the
Important Legislation on Education, Environment Jammed into 100+ Bill Session
Unless you were watching Assembly debate very closely at nearly midnight on Thursday, you may have missed some of the most harmful legislative changes of the month.
Rep. Billings Around the State
This week I met with members of the La Crosse Area Builders' Association and Mayo Clinic
Members of Western Technical College Student Government stopped by my office last week. I had a great time chatting with you all!
Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scouts gave their report to the state last week. Here I am pictured with Eagle Scout Justin Holten. Congratulations to Justin on his exceptional accomplishment!
This week I headed to Milwaukee to meet with members of the Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force. We had a great dialogue on how to spread anti-human trafficking efforts through the state.
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