• Veterans Day Bill
  • This Week in the Assembly
  • A Watertown Mystery
  • Karl Greve Log Cabin

Veterans Day Bill Advances 

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Tomorrow the Wisconsin State Senate will be taking up Senate Bill 113, the Senate companion to a bill I authored designating November 11th, Veterans Day, as an official state holiday. Last week I had the opportunity to discuss the bill and other veteran issues at the VFW in Columbus - I will keep you updated as this legislation goes through the process.


This week in the Assembly


The Wisconsin State Assembly is in session tomorrow and it looks to be a busy day! As always, you can keep up to date on the legislative process at the Legislature’s webpage; also, if you would like to watch the floor proceedings you can do that here.


AJR 32: Relating to the life and public service of Paul Sicula.


AJR 56: Relating to the life and public service of Alvin J. Baldus.


AJR 48: Related to supporting Taiwan’s signing of the Free Trade Agreement and Bilateral Investment Agreement with the United States and reaffirming support for increasing Taiwan’s international profile and for strengthening and expanding sister-state ties between Wisconsin and Taiwan.


AJR 51: Relating to recognizing the value and need for employment services for individuals with developmental disabilities.


AJR 54: Relating to recognizing June 2017 as Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month.


AJR 55: Relating to commending and congratulating the Medical College of Wisconsin.


AJR 57: Relating to June Dairy Month.


AJR 58: Relating to designating the day of June 19, 2017 as Juneteenth Day in Wisconsin.


AJR 59: Relating to recognizing July 16, 2017 as National Atomic Veterans Day in Wisconsin.


SJR 34: Relating to commemorating the 50th anniversary of Summerfest.


SJR 39: Relating to commending the 32nd Infantry Division on its 100th anniversary.


AJR 20: Relating to rules and procedures for convening an Article V convention proposing amendments to the Constitution of the United States.


AJR 21: Relating to application to Congress under the provisions of Article V of the Constitution of the United States for a convention for proposing amendments relating to a balanced budget.


AB 42: Relating to various changes regarding administrative rules and rule-making procedures and making an appropriation.


AB 165: Relating to appointing delegates for a convention under Article V for the United States Constitution.


AB 168: Relating to changing the requirements that certain city and village officials must execute and file an official bond.


AB 169: Relating to the municipal treasurer’s bond for tax distribution.


AB 188: Relating to educational requirements for taking the accounting examination or receiving a certified public account certificate; continuing education requirements for accounting license renewal; data-sharing programs related to accountants; peer reviews for certified public accounting firms; modifying various administrative rules promulgated by the Accounting Examining Board relating to accounting; and granting rule-making authority.


AB 229: Relating to investment of surplus money by local units of government.


AB 230: Relating to fences on closed managed forest land.


AB 252: Relating to administration of vaccines by pharmacy students.


AB 253: Relating to procedures related to a sale of foreclosed property by a sheriff or referee.


AB 317: Relating to review by state agencies of administrative rules and enactments; an expedited process for repealing rules an agency no longer has the authority to promulgate; retrospective economic impact analyses for rules; and reporting by the Legislative Reference bureau on rules in need of revision.


SB 15: Relating to various changes regarding administrative rules and rule-making procedures and making an appropriation.


SB 20: Relating to time periods for the abatement of late blight of potatoes.


SB 23: Relating to seed potato certification and use and providing penalties.


SB 79: Relating to authorizing county clerks and clerks of court to copy certified birth certificates for certain purposes.


SB 89: Relating to tax administration change, the police and fire protection fee, defining restaurant for purposes of alcohol beverage regulation, lottery ticket couriers, background investigations of persons associated with the lottery, and providing a criminal penalty.


SB 94: Relating to notification of special meetings of the common council of a city.


SB 100: Relating to expiration of statements of scope for administrative rules.


SB 172: Relating to administration of vaccines by pharmacy students.

A Watertown Mystery


I read about this story in our local paper and thought I would give it some additional exposure.

Ryan Jones, of RJ Construction, was working on the apartment above Brown’s Shoes on Main Street when an old U.S. Navy ring was discovered. The ring is dated 1972 and has the initials PFW and number 424 engraved. Jones would like to reunite the ring with its owner. If you have any information about the ring’s owner or the ring’s origin please contact Jones at Rj-construction@sbcglobal.net

Karl Greve Log Cabin




This weekend I was honored to be part of the dedication of the Karl Greve Log Cabin in Lebanon. It was painstakingly dismantled and moved, and now is open the first Sundays of July, August and September (1:00-4:00 PM) to give us a glimpse at what life was like in the 1850’s.