Summer Celebrations Ramping Up With June Dairy Month

Following one of the longest and coldest winters in decades, I know many are enjoying the recent pleasant weather and are looking forward to a wonderful Wisconsin summer. Community festivals have already begun in many areas this month and our summer celebrations will be in full swing starting with June Dairy Month. Agriculture is an…
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Top Ten Accomplishments Of The 2013-14 Session

With the recent conclusion of the two-year legislative session, we are provided a good opportunity to look back on the top legislative accomplishments of 2013-14. Here is my list of the top ten bills or actions taken by the State Legislature this session. Tax Relief – The State Legislature passed three significant tax relief measures…
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Citizen Input Results In State Law Changes

Since the conclusion of the 2013-14 legislative session earlier this month, the Governor has been reviewing and acting upon legislation passed by the State Legislature this spring. This process was nearly completed this week as the Governor signed 55 bills into law, including eight proposals that I authored in the State Senate. I am pleased…
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Legislature Passes Bipartisan Bills As Session Concludes

The 2013-14 legislative session concluded this past week with the State Legislature giving final approval to a number of bills addressing important issues ranging from the heroin epidemic, coverage of oral chemotherapy, and updating agricultural implement regulations. Building on legislation passed earlier this session that focused on saving lives and discouraging the use of heroin,…
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State Legislature Passes Oral Chemotherapy Bill

Legislation to ensure access to oral chemotherapy for cancer patients was a highlight of a busy week in the State Legislature, as both houses work to complete action on legislation before the end of the session. Senate Bill 300 (SB 300), also known as the “Cancer Treatment Fairness Act,” was passed with broad, bipartisan majorities…
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