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The Greener Life: Learn to Live More Sustainably

January 29

The Ho-Chunk Nation Three

Rivers House



Remember When 1960s Fundraiser for La Crosse

 County Historical Society

February 2

The Court Above Main



Book Sale

Mondays, February 4-April 29

La Crosse Public Library



Galentine's Day

February 9

La Crosse Public Library






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Friends and Neighbors,


Happy 2019 to the residents of Wisconsin's 95 district! The past few months have been a period of exciting change for our state, and I'm eager and honored to bring you all into the new legislative session with me.

With the New Year comes a handful of exciting transitions. Governor Evers was sworn in at the Wisconsin State Capitol on the afternoon of Monday, January 7th. Since his inauguration, the Legislature has met with Governor Evers personally and in caucus to discuss our upcoming collaboration and the execution of gubernatorial and legislative priorities. I'm excited to work with Governor Evers and our other constitutional officers Lieutenant Governor Mandela Barnes, Attorney General Josh Kaul, Secretary of State Doug LaFollette, and State Treasurer Sarah Godlewski in the coming months.

After the inauguration of our new constitutional officers, I myself was sworn in serve the people of the 95th Assembly District and am more excited than ever to kick off the Wisconsin Legislature's 2019-2020 session! Thank you to everyone who supported me in my run for re-election. Now that session has convened, you can expect regular newsletters to resume. As always, please let me know if you have any questions, comments or concerns. You can always contact my office by calling (608) 266-5780 or emailing me at

Please continue reading for brief local and statewide updates.

Best Wishes,

Jill Billings
State Representative
95th Assembly District




Assembly Democrats Release Good Government Legislation

On Tuesday, January 15, Assembly Democrats rolled out an initial package of legislation for the 2019-2020 legislative session. The last eight years have seen heavy gerrymandering, unchecked campaign finance laws, and a government that operates behind closed doors. Wisconsin voted for a change, and I believe it's time to for an initial legislative package that prioritizes the following:

  • Redistricting Reform
    In 2018, Wisconsin Assembly Democrats received 200,000 more votes than Assembly Republicans statewide, yet Assembly Democrats only gained 1 seat. Fair representation hasn't existed in Wisconsin elections since the redistricting of 2011, and we believe voters should choose their elected officials, not the other way around.

  • Lame Duck Session Reform
    Checks and balances exist for a reason, and the Democratic caucus believes the legislature should not be allowed to change the powers of another branch of government during a lame duck session.

  • Open Records Law and Open Meetings
    Transparency in government proceedings and meetings are at the heart of good government, and Assembly Democrats have made it a priority to ensure that the people of Wisconsin are no longer kept in the dark.

  • Campaign Finance Reform
    Our campaign finance laws currently allow unlimited individual contributions by political parties and legislative campaign committees, and Assembly Democrats believe our democracy should no longer be held at the mercy of big money.




Governor Evers' State of the State

Governor Tony Evers delivered his first State of the State address on Tuesday evening before both houses of the Wisconsin Legislature. I released a statement on Governor Evers' address, archived here for your reference. I also delivered a video address in response, which you can find here.



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