March 24, 2017

Joint Committee on Finance Public Hearings

The Joint Committee on Finance will be holding six public hearings throughout the state. This is your opportunity to speak for/against provisions in the Governor’s proposed budget.

Monday, April 3 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
University of Wisconsin – Platteville
Ullsvick Hall
30 South Hickory Street
Platteville, WI 53818

Wednesday, April 5 (10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
State Fair Park – Exposition Center
8200 West Greenfield Avenue
West Allis, WI 53214

Friday, April 7 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Berlin High School (Auditorium)
222 Memorial Drive
Berlin, WI 54923

Tuesday, April 18 (10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.)
Spooner high School (Auditorium)
801 County Highway A
Spooner, WI 54801

Wednesday, April 19 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Ellsworth High School (Gymnasium)
323 West Hillcrest Street
Ellsworth, WI 54011

Friday, April 21 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)
Marinette High School (Auditorium)
2135 Pierce Avenue
Marinette, WI 54143

Legislation Update 

Yesterday the Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety held public hearings for three OWI related bills, including one I am the lead co-sponsor of. The testimony on these bills was emotional, and I will keep you updated as these bills move through the legislative process.

Assembly Bill 97: Mandatory period of confinement for homicide by intoxicated use of a vehicle and providing a criminal penalty.
Assembly Bill 98: Court orders regarding the installation of an ignition interlock device and providing a criminal penalty.
Assembly Bill 99: committing a fifth or sixth offense related to operating a vehicle while intoxicated and providing a criminal penalty.

Wednesday there will be a public hearing on a bill I authored, Assembly Bill 163. This bill would make November 11th, Veterans Day, a recognized state holiday. Some constituents have already contacted me about testifying, and I look forward to seeing you at the hearing!

Our Hearts are with Wausau

Our prayers go out to those affected by the shooting in Wausau. This story affects many of us – my parents are from Wausau, and we still have family there. Please keep this community in your thoughts as they recover.


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