Some spring housekeeping Spring Election Day, Tax Day, and the Capitol Observation Deck Opening Soon!
Legislative Recap, Part III: Keeping Wisconsin's Economy Competitive Conservative Budgeting Leaves $22 Billion in Taxpayer Pockets; Cutting Red Tape and Reducing Regulatory Burdens; This Session's Highlights
Legislative Recap, Part II This session's work on education, workforce development, and housing
Elections Review and Recap My thoughts on the 2020 election; Wisconsin Election Reports; Legislative Efforts on Election Integrity
Education, Workforce, and More! School Resource Officer Bill Passes Assembly; American Heart Awareness Month; Presidents' Day
Bail Amendment Passes Assembly Bail Amendment Passes Assembly; Response to State of the State; High School Championship Weekend
School Safety Bail for Bail Jumpers; School Resource Officers; Bail Reform Op-Ed
Constitutional Amendment on Bail Testimony Testimony on Bail Reform; Indefinitely Confined Voters; Local Women's Hockey Players Head to Beijing; Black History Month; Hometown Hero
Conservative Budgeting Creates Surplus Conservative Budget Creates Surplus; Session Recap and Supporting Law Enforcement; Helping Local Restaurants; Hometown Hero; Stronger Workforce Package
A Busy Legislative Week Waukesha parade suspect released days before due to miscommunication; Testimony on AB 734/SB 705: Title Transfer Immunity; Bail Amendment Receives its First Public Hearing; Hometown Hero; Stronger Workforce
Honoring Dr. King Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.; A Free Fishing Weekend; Keeping our Kids in School; Bail Reform; Back the Badge
Merry Christmas! Christmas Message; Bail Reform; Letter to Gov. Evers; Capitol Christmas Tree
Blue Books for Christmas; Bail Reform; Capitol Christmas Tree Violent repeat offenders should never be able to come back into our communities. My colleagues and I are working to ensure that individuals who deserved to be locked up stay locked up.
#Jerseys4Jackson #Jerseys4Jackson; Bail reform; Christmas tree ceremony
Pray for Waukesha Pray for Waukesha; Bail Reform; Small Business Saturday; DNR; Catholic Memorial State Champions!; Happy Thanksgiving!
State Christmas Tree Arrives; Welcome to the Capitol, Michael Tatham; Good Luck Hunters! The Wisconsin State Capitol Christmas Tree is back! This beautiful tree, donated by the Menominee Nation, stands 32 feet tall and weighs nearly 600 pounds.
High School Sports Round Up With the fall high school sports seasons coming to an end, I want to take this opportunity to say congratulations to all local athletes on a successful season and good luck to those who are still competing!
First Responder of the Year: Mark "Doc" Schultz; Voting to Protect Life; Happy Halloween! Dr. Schultz played a vital role in Waukesha County’s COVID-19 response by assisting in the creation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) guidelines and purchasing PPE out of pocket for his agencies.
Committee Work; Drug Take Back Day; Breast Cancer Awareness Month The State Legislature was in full swing this week with committees meeting all week to debate and discuss legislation that has come across our desks.
Protect Life; Manufacturing Month; Enjoy Fall! Legislative Republicans have spent much of the month of October focusing on legislation that reaffirms our state’s commitment to protecting the right to life of every child, born or unborn.
A Focus on Education; Blue Books; First Responder of the Year Nominations Included in the package was legislation that increases school funding transparency and prohibits the teaching of critical race theory.
Honoring those who Serve and Protect; Draw Your District; Blue Books Available Participate in the redistricting process! Every ten years the Legislature uses the most recent Census data to draw new district boundaries to account for updated population changes.
September 11: A Day of Remembrance; Honoring WWII Vets; Suicide Awareness Week The memory of that day continues to haunt all of us who witnessed this tragic event. The victims, heroes, and families that were impacted on that day will never be forgotten.
Supporting those who Served; Draw Your District; Congrats Keegan! Yesterday was a tragic day for all Americans as we lost at least 13 U.S. service members in a terrorist attack at the Kabul Airport.
Assembly Attempts Veto Override; Upcoming Local Events Democrats in the Assembly refuse to acknowledge our state's critical labor crisis and fail to put politics aside for the good of desperate small business owners across the state.
2021-23 State Budget Signed into Law; What the Governor Removed; Instead of the liberal wish list that Governor Evers proposed, which raised taxes by over $1 billion and increased overall spending by nearly 10%, Republicans sent him a budget that responsibly invests in Wisconsinites' priorities
Passing the Wisconsin State Budget The 2021-23 budget, which passed the Assembly with bipartisan support, provides historic increases for in-person schools, invests in long-term care facilities and their workforce, and puts more money back into the pockets of our state's hardworking families.
Restoring Trust in Wisconsin's Elections Ensuring our elections are conducted with integrity and that every legal vote counts is of utmost importance regardless of which candidate you choose to vote for. Voters need to know that their vote is safe and is fairly counted.
Cutting Your Taxes & Providing Historic Increases to Public Schools The plan announced today cuts total taxes by over $3.4 billion, including $650 million in property tax relief, achieves 2/3rds funding for schools, and transfers an additional $200 million into the rainy day fund.
Getting People Back to Work With the pandemic under control and so many well-paying jobs available, it is time for Wisconsin to get back to work.
Prohibiting 3rd Party Election Administration Out-of-state corporations and other big-money groups should no longer be able to inappropriately cause undue influence on our state's elections by cherry-picking which municipalities they dump millions of dollars into.
Listening Session Recap, Budget Survey, Election Reform & More Thanks to a decade of prudent budgeting and conservative fiscal policies, Wisconsin's finances are in good shape and our surpluses continue to grow.
April Floor Session It is imperative that our state uses these one-time stimulus dollars efficiently without leaving taxpayers on the hook for future debt, which is why Assembly Republicans put forward a plan to invest in areas where they will help people the most.
Governor's Emergency Orders Ruled Unlawful On Wednesday morning, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued their long-awaited ruling in the Fabick v. Evers case, effectively overturning Governor Evers' Emergency Order and mask mandate.
Focusing on Healthcare This week the Assembly convened to vote on a number of bills aimed at making it easier for everyone to have access to quality healthcare in Wisconsin.
Putting Kids First I joined my colleagues in speaking out against the vast inequities in the federal K-12 COVID relief funding distributions, as well as the importance of getting kids back in the classroom.
Gov. Evers Budget Address Falls Short Now more than ever we need to work on priorities that will move the state forward, instead of offering a liberal wish list.
Assembly Votes for Better Vaccine Distribution Despite having months to plan, there are more questions than answers because the administration has not put together a coherent plan and eligibility appears to continually change without explanation. Wisconsinites deserve better.
COVID-19 Relief; State of the State; Working for Wisconsin Lives are on the line, but due to the uncoordinated and inefficient vaccine plan the Evers Administration is slowly rolling out, both lawmakers and constituents are left with more questions than answers.
The Legislative Session Begins Every new year brings new challenges, but because we've remained prudent stewards of taxpayer dollars and led with proven conservative principles, we will continue to move Wisconsin forward.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas! From my family to yours, I wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year!
Committee Review and Election Reform I am extremely troubled by claims that election laws were not followed, election observers were intimidated and bullied at the polls, and elderly voters may have had their votes stolen in long-term care facilities.
COVID-19 Relief Package This week, Assembly Republicans announced a package of initiatives to help establish a road map for Wisconsin to move through the pandemic and help Wisconsinites get back on their feet.
COVID-19 Update While the recovery rate for COVID-19 is very high and most cases are mild, health care and other frontline workers need our help to slow the spread of the virus.
Assembly Republicans have Strong Majority We will continue to work to jumpstart the recovery that Wisconsin's economy needs, help our small businesses and families get the tools they need to thrive, and promote pro-business legislation to ensure that we bring family-supporting jobs to the state.
Final E-Update State law generally prohibits taxpayer-funded emails after April in election years, but 2019 Wisconsin Act 185 exempted communications related to the COVID-19 public health emergency through June 10th. Therefore, this will be my final E-Update until after the November election.
Safer at Home Order Now Over Yesterday evening, the Wisconsin State Supreme Court found Emergency Order 28, otherwise known as 'Safer-at-Home,' to be unlawful, invalid, and unenforceable.
State Parks Reopening Starting this Friday, May 1st, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will reopen 34 state parks and forests, including Lapham Peak, under special conditions.
COVID-19 Response Passes the Assembly Assembly Bill 1038, which passed by a vote of 97 to 2, aims to further help our state address the challenges from the Coronavirus outbreak and assist Wisconsinites who are out of work.
COVID-19 & Election News These are difficult times but together we will get through this.
COVD-19 Update: "Safer at Home" Order Stay home except for necessary travel; Essential businesses remain open; Continue taking steps to slow spread
COVID-19 Resources & Information COVID-19 Resources & Information; Tips for Being at Home; Early Voting
COVID-19 Update COVID-19 Update; Miller Park Tax Finally Ending; Hartland Native Qualifies for Olympics; Arrowhead Wrestler Makes History
A Successful Bipartisan Session A Successful Bipartisan Session; COVID-19 News; Poll Workers Needed; North Lake Elementary Capitol Visit; Local Events
Governor Vetoes Tax Cut for the Middle Class Governor Vetoes Middle Class Tax Cut; Clean Water Initiatives; Fishing Bill Passage; Local Events
Drug Pricing Transparency Drug Pricing Transparency; Getting Tougher on Crime; National Guard Bill Signing; Reflecting on our 2019-20 Session; Local Events
Getting Tougher on Crime National Guard Bill Passage; "Tougher on Crime" Initiative; Voting Accessibility for Overseas Military Voters; Local Events
Merry Christmas from my family to yours! Have a Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year; Local holiday events
October 25, 2019 E-Update Legislative Updates: Immunity for Private Vehicle Sellers, Peer-to-Peer Suicide Prevention Program, Discounts for First-Time Fishing Licenses, "Swatting", National Guard Student Protections, Eliminating Waiting Period After Divorce; Halloween in the 99th District
October 4, 2019 E-Update Wisconsin Blue Books, Fall Is Here, Billions in Tax Cuts, Local Fall Events, Kettle Moraine School Group at the Capitol
September 26, 2019 E-Update September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, Statewide Duck Hunt, Legislation Updates, Upcoming Fall Events
August 22, 2019 E-Update Coffee with Cindi Event, "Swatting" bill interview, First Responder of the Year Award nomination
August 6, 2019 E-Update New Legislation: Immunity for motor vehicle sellers, Swatting, National Guard protections; Out in the District
May 10th, 2019 E-Update Spring Budget Survey, Electric Scooter Bill, Happy Mother's Day, Out in the District
April 26th, 2019 E-Update Meeting with Governor Tony Evers, Stone Bank School, Upcoming Listening Sessions, Upcoming District Days
March 29, 2019 E-Update Suicide Prevention Task Force; Upcoming Town Hall Meetings; District Day!
March 1, 2019 E-Update Governor's Budget Address; Constituent Meeting; Emma From Hartland; A Conversation About Sex Trafficking Panel Event; Arrowhead Sports
February 22, 2019 E-Update Governor Vetos Middle-Class Tax Cut; Criminal Justice Reform; Homelessness Prevention; Stars and Stripes Honor Flight
February 15, 2019 E-Update Middle-Class Tax Cut Vote; Adopted Resolutions; Constituent Meetings; Ginger's Fun Fact
February 8, 2019 E-Update Standing Up For Life; Upcoming Middle-Class Tax Cut Vote; Local Events
January 25, 2019 E-Update State Of The State Address; Protecting Pre-Existing Conditions; Local Events
January 18, 2019 E-Update Announcing Middle-Class Tax Cut Proposal; Finding Common Ground; State Of The State Address; Ginger's Fun Facts
January 11, 2019 E-Update First E-Update of the 2019-20 Session; Letter to Governor Evers; New Office; Meet My Staff; Pewaukee Lake
April 11, 2018 E-Update Thank you; 2017-18 Session Review
March 28, 2018 E-Update School Safety; Juvenile Justice; Tax Credit/TaxHoliday
March 14, 2018 E-Update Happy St. Patrick's Day; Wisconsin Works for Everyone; Worker's Compensation; DNR Stamp Design Contest
February 26, 2018 E-Update Highlights of Last Weeks Session; Bail Amendment Passes Assembly; Session Final Thoughts; Ginger's fun facts
February 12, 2018 E-Update Protections for Military Members Passes Assembly; State of the State; Heart Disease Awareness
November 15, 2017 E-Update Opening weekend of gun hunting; autonomous cars
November 10, 2017 E-Update Veterans Day; 100th Anniversary of Wisconsin Capitol; Legislation this week
October 27, 2017 E-Update Coffee with Cindi; Hartland Town Hall; Upcoming legislation; Happy Halloween
September 15, 2017 E-Update Hometown Hero, 2017-19 Budget, Foxconn
July 27, 2017 E-Update Foxconn, K-9 Fundraiser, Consumer Protection, Storm Chaser Scams
June 29, 2017 E-Update ESSA, Happy Independence Day
June 23, 2017 E-Update Cutting Government Red Tape, Campus Free Speech Act, Pre-Existing Conditions, Clean Drinking Water
May 26, 2017 E-Update Unemployment Rate, WISCOM and Statewide 911 System, UW Tuition Freeze
May 12, 2017 E-Update Public Benefit Reform Package, Transportaion
April 14, 2017 E-Update Right to Try, Hope Agenda
March 31 2017 E-Update Listening Sessions, Constitutional Carry, Biennial Budget and Open Enrollment
February 24, 2017 E-Update Town Hall Schedule, State Budget Process, Life Ins. Policy Locator
February 3, 2017 E-Update The State Capitol turns 100, Consumer Information, Wisconsin Youth Leadership Forum and more
December 21, 2016 E-Update Christmas Greeting, Committee Chairmanship and Capitol Christmas Tree
April 14, 2016 E-Update Organ and Bone Marrow Leave Bill Signing, Constituents in the Capitol
April 1, 2016 E-Update End of Session Survey, Wisconsin Economy, Session Wrap-up and School Group Visit
February 24, 2016 E-Update End of Session Update, Town Hall Meetings Announced
December 23, 2015 E-Update Ethan Allen Sex Offender Housing Proposal, Legislative Updates, Christmas Greeting
December 4, 2015 E-Update Introduction, Upcoming Town Hall Meetings, and Shoreland Zoning Bill