Press Releases


Van Wanggaard Elected Republican Caucus Chair State Senator Van Wanggaard was unanimously elected as Caucus Chairman yesterday by his Republican senate colleagues.
Statement on Racine Unified Test Scores I am encouraged that Racine Unified’s reforms appear to be pointing the school district in the right direction.
Crime Victims' Rights Amendment Clears Senate A constitutional amendment strengthening and broadening the legal rights of Wisconsin crime victims passed the State Senate today on an overwhelmingly bipartisan 29-4 vote.
Drainage District Bill One of Six Wanggaard Bills to Clear Senate A bill addressing the lack of maintenance of the Racine County Drainage District was one of six bills authored by Senator Van Wanggaard (R-Racine) which passed the State Senate unanimously on Tuesday.
Statement on Passage of the 2017-19 State Budget I am happy to vote for a budget that provides a record investment in K-12 education, eliminates waiting lists for 2,200 children with disabilities, freezes tuition at UW Schools, and provides additional funding for special education and mental health.
Statement on Senate Passage of Foxconn Today, we sent a message not just to Foxconn, but every other manufacturer of cutting-edge technology – Wisconsin should be your new home.
Statement on Peter Barca’s Resignation as Assembly Democratic Leader While Assembly Democrats are losing his voice representing their caucus, I am glad Kenosha and Racine counties get to keep his voice representing them.
Statement on Joint Finance Action Relating to Opportunity Schools Program Villages will be able to determine whether or not they have faith in the trajectory of RUSD, and whether they want to part of its success, or try to do better on their own.
Statement on Assembly Democrats’ 23 Job-Killing Amendments Make no mistake – the Democrats are trying to kill the Foxconn project with these amendments and every job it will create.
Statement on Special Session Foxconn Bill and Inclusion of I-94 Funding. Statement on Special Session Foxconn bill and inclusion of I-94 funding.
Statement on Foxconn Locating in Wisconsin Foxconn locating in Wisconsin is a testament to the quality of our business environment, our people, and our ability to provde the high quality workforce that companies look for.
Sen. Wanggaard, Rep. Novak Statement on Gabler v Crime Victims Rights Board case Sen. Wanggaard, Rep. Novak Statement on Gabler v Crime Victims Rights Board case
Legislators Unveil "Data-Distracted Driving" Bill Penalties Toughened and Definitions Broadened to Address New Technologies
Sen. Wanggaard & Rep. Kerkman Announce Joint Listening Sessions Wanggaard and Kerkman will hold three listening sessions on May 3, 2017
Joint Weatherston Wanggaard Town Halls Both Town Halls will take place on April 27, 2017. The first will be held from 3:30-4:30pm in the Norway Town Hall located at 6419 Heg Park Road in Wind Lake. The second will be from 5:30-6:30pm at the East Side Community Center located at 6156 Douglas Avenue in Caledonia.
HARIBO Building First North American Plant in Pleasant Prairie "$242 million investment will lead to 400 high-paying jobs."
Statement on Shootings in Wausau Area "The incidents near Wausau yesterday are shocking to all Wisconsin. I ask people to keep all the victims, their families and friends in their prayers."
Statement on Final Passage of CBD Use Bill "Amen. Finally, a too-long wait to provide families with CBD oil will soon be over. I want to thank the families who have advocated for CBD access tirelessly over the last 3 years."
Statement on CBD Bill Assembly Committee Vote "Thank you to Chairman Kitchens and the Committee on Children and Families for quickly and unanimously passing Senate Bill 10 this morning.."
Long-Awaited CBD Bill Easily Passes the State Senate "Senate Bill 10, a law allowing people to possess Cannabidiol (CBD Oil) without fear of prosecution cleared the State Senate today, 31-1."