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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.
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:
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
Lame Duck Session Reform
and balances exist for a reason, and the Democratic caucus believes
should not be allowed to change the powers of another branch of
government during a lame duck session.
Open Records Law and Open Meetings
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.
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