Schools Across The State Using Budget Repair Bill Reforms To Save Money

School districts are already saving money as a result of the reforms included in 2011 Wisconsin Act 10, the budget repair bill.  The Kaukauna School District in the Fox River Valley reported that they were facing a deficit of $400,000 before Act 10 went into effect.  Now, the district has announced that they are looking…
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Celebrating America

Thank you to everyone who took time this weekend to celebrate our country’s Independence Day and the many freedoms we enjoy in America.  As I attended a number of community celebrations around the district, it was wonderful to see so many out celebrating with their family and friends.  We are fortunate for the amazing country…
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Minnesota State Government Shutdown

While Wisconsin successfully passed its budget on time, political strife has led to an unfortunate government shutdown across the river.  Minnesota state government officially shut down on July 1st due to a bitter impasse between Democratic Governor Dayton and the Republican Legislature. The government shutdown means only critical functions will be funded until a compromise…
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Ban On Synthetic Marijuana Signed Into Law

In response to concerns raised by law enforcement in Western Wisconsin, legislation to ban the sale of synthetic marijuana and other potent stimulants in our state was introduced. These chemicals mimic the effect of marijuana and cocaine when ingested and currently can be purchased across the counter by consumers of any age. Often times, the…
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Supporting Crex Meadows Wildlife Area

Crex Meadows Wildlife Area is a beautiful and unique natural area that attracts area residents as well as visitors from across the country and around the world. Known for it’s bird watching, its estimated that more than a 100,000 people visit Crex every year. Crex Meadows is generously supported by a 700 member strong organization…
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