• Documents Charge Walker with Accepting Dark Money During Recall

    Governor Scott Walker Documents released by The Guardian indicate that Gov. Walker solicited and received corporate checks for the 2011 Senate recall fight and his own 2012 recall election. The checks – cut from corporate treasuries, not granted by individuals – were deposited into the account of the dark money group Wisconsin Club for Growth, […]

  • Walker Announces Sales Tax Holiday in 2017 School Year

    Representative Joel Kitchens Rep. Kitchens applauds Peninsula Pride Farms’ announcement of their Water Well Program. The program is a collaborative effort with local business partners to provide clean water to those in need. It provides free water and private well assistance to anyone in Kewaunee County who has a well contaminated with fecal matter. Peninsula […]

  • Walker Announces Increase in Broadband Connectivity

    Representative Joel Kitchens Rep. Kitchens received the 2016 Building Wisconsin Award at a Green Bay construction job site from representatives of Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin. Kitchens was honored for helping grow the construction industry and creating more jobs in the state. Associated Builders and Contractors of Wisconsin is a construction trades association made […]

  • Reid Ribble’s Exit Interview with Roll Call

    Governor Scott Walker The Governor joined state health officials at the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin annual meeting to announce the signing of a statewide naloxone standing order, which allows pharmacists to dispense the medication that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose without requiring individual prescriptions. Gov. Walker signed Wisconsin Act 115 in December, to […]

  • Walker Creates Position to Aid in Student Debt Education

    Representative Joel Kitchens Kitchens announced that the Wisconsin Farm Bureau endorsed him for the 1st District Assembly against challenger Lynn Utesch. “The Farm Bureau is a very reasonable group that understands that our agricultural community must be good stewards of the land in order to be sustainable in the future. They support the rule-making process […]

  • Walker Approves Soccer Complex Construction at UW-Green Bay

    Governor Scott Walker The Governor announced the State of Wisconsin Building Commission approved several key projects across the state, including a new soccer complex at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. “We want to make sure Wisconsin students continue to choose the UW System as they pursue their higher education degrees, and the new Soccer Complex […]

  • Meet State Assembly Candidate Utesch Aug. 26

    Meet Assembly Candidate Lynn Utesch at Amy’s Coffee House, 406 Milwaukee St., Kewaunee, on Aug. 26, from 9-10:30 am. Stop by for a cup of coffee and discuss any questions and concerns you may have for the First Assembly District.

  • Seemeyer Appointed to Head State Department of Health Services

    Governor Scott Walker Gov. Walker appointed Linda Seemeyer to lead the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) as its next secretary after the passing of Secretary Kitty Rhoades. “Linda’s experience in health and human services at the county level, along with her career in management, makes her the right fit for this job,” Walker said. […]

  • Walker Plans Continued University Tuition Freeze

    Governor Scott Walker The governor told state agencies he plans to extend the University of Wisconsin tuition freeze in the next two-year state budget he’ll introduce in early 2017. Walker said in a letter to state agencies last week that most should submit budgets for the next two years that don’t spend any more money […]

  • Frank Lasee’s True Residence Questioned

    Representative Joel Kitchens The Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters has announced that it endorses Rep. Joel Kitchens (R- Sturgeon Bay) for re-election to the 1st Assembly District seat. The league cited his “strong support for Wisconsin’s air, water, land and sporting opportunities.” Rep. Kitchens was also the only Republican Assemblyman named to the group’s Honor […]

  • Walker Requests Assessment on Flood Damage

    Governor Scott Walker The Governor requested the Federal Emergency Management Agency conduct a preliminary damage assessment following torrential rains that caused more than $28 million in damage to roads and bridges in northern Wisconsin. “Communities throughout northern Wisconsin were hit hard by flooding last week. We are doing everything we can to help them,” Walker […]

  • Governor Walker to Speak at Kewaunee Harbor Groundbreaking

    Governor Scott Walker will be among the speakers at a groundbreaking ceremony to kick off the Kewaunee Harbor Restoration Project at 12:30 pm on July 29. The project includes three major components: replacing the seawall, making improvements to Harbor Park and exterior restoration of Kewaunee lighthouse. Funding for the project includes a $4.2 million WisDOT […]

  • If Elected, Nelson Plans to Be Independent Voice in Congress

    Tom Nelson would be better known in the state had the 2010 gubernatorial election gone differently. Nelson was Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Barrett’s lieutenant governor running mate. Nelson, who served three terms in the Wisconsin Assembly representing the 5th Assembly District (2005-2011), which included being elected Assembly Majority Leader in 2008, has served as executive […]

  • Kitchens to Co-Author Bill on Hate Crime Protections

    Representative Joel Kitchens Kitchens has announced his intent to co-author a bill to be introduced in the next session that would extend hate crime protections to law enforcement officers. Rep. Kitchens and Rep. David Steffen (R-Howard) have been working on this bill for several weeks but it is made timelier by the recent deaths of […]

  • Walker to Speak at GOP National Convention

    Governor Scott Walker Gov. Walker is bucking a trend among Republican elected officials nationwide in agreeing to speak at the GOP national convention later this month, saying a vote for anyone other than presumptive party presidential nominee Donald Trump is a “de facto vote” for Hillary Clinton. In agreeing to speak at the Republican National […]

  • Representative Ribble Releases Survey Results on Muslim Sentiment

    Governor Scott Walker The Governor asked Ted Nickel, the Wisconsin Commissioner of Insurance, to respond to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposal to choose health insurance plans for Wisconsin consumers through an “auto-enrollment process.” “When Obamacare passed, President Obama promised Americans they could keep their doctor and they could keep their health […]

  • Lasee at Bottom, Kitchens at Top in “Conservation Scorecard”

    The Conservation Scorecard 2015-2016, released June 15, paints a picture of aggressive attacks against our water, air and land. However, it also shows that engaged conservation voters were able to stop or improve the worst of those pieces of legislation. Jennifer Giegerich, Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters legislative director, said, “We saw more attacks on […]

  • Kitchens Responds to Statement on Transportation Funding

    Representative Joel Kitchens In response to the statement by Secretary Gottlieb of the Department of Transportation that he would not ask for any increased fees or spending in his upcoming budget request, Kitchens expressed his support for fixing Wisconsin roads and pursuing a long-term solution for transportation funding. Rep Kitchens stated: “Our transportation system is […]

  • Walker Issues Statement on Veteran Office Funding

    Governor Scott Walker Walker, Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) Secretary John Scocos, and Wisconsin Counties Association (WCA) Executive Director Mark O’Connell issued a joint statement after a meeting between representatives from the Governor’s Office, WDVA, WCA, and the County Veterans Service Officers Association (CVSOs): The meeting was an opportunity for all parties to come […]

  • Walker Orders Public Records Improvement

    Governor Scott Walker Walker is ordering his administration to improve its handling of public records requests, speed up response times and provide mandatory records training for all state workers. The move comes months after he helped draft legislation, later withdrawn, to severely restrict the kind of information the public can use to learn about how […]