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  • Governor Scott Walker Visits Sturgeon Bay

    Gov. Scott Walker touted the state’s 4.2 percent unemployment rate in a visit to Sturgeon Bay in December.

  • Reps in the News: Dec. 23 – 30

    Governor Scott Walker The Governor and Major General Don Dunbar, adjutant general of the Wisconsin National Guard, released a holiday video message for our troops and veterans this holiday season. See it here: https://vimeo.com/149192374. Source: Walker press release Representative Reid Ribble Ribble released the following statement after voting with a majority of the House of […]

  • Reps in the News: Dec. 18 – 23

    Governor Scott Walker On Dec. 9, addressing state business leaders at the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce “Future Wisconsin” summit, Walker hinted at plans to run for governor again in the future, closing his speech by mentioning this term “and whatever terms I might be blessed to serve thereafter.” Source: Capital Times Representative Reid Ribble In […]

  • Sen. Lasee Weighs In On Sturgeon Bay Waterfront Redevelopment

    By Sen. Frank Lasee Certain groups with their own agenda have claimed I’m trying to influence the ongoing court battle over the approved hotel project in Sturgeon Bay, this is my response. In reality, I have been working on legislation to clarify the treatment of filled lakebed in Wisconsin long before this project in Sturgeon […]

  • Reps in the News: Dec. 11 – 17

    Governor Scott Walker The Governor joined the Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC) in announcing $1.5 million in Broadband Expansion Grants, and Walker traveled throughout the Northwoods to award grants to Wittenberg Wireless, LLC in Antigo, Norvado in Cable, and ChoiceTel, LLC in Land O’Lakes. The grants are being matched by Wisconsin businesses, nonprofits and local […]

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    Reps in the News: Dec. 4 – 10

    The latest news and notes from our state and national representatives.

  • Reps in the News: Nov. 25 – Dec. 4

    Governor Scott Walker A new Marquette University Law School Poll finds Walker’s approval rating has risen only one point above his lowest approval rating of 37 percent registered in September, just after he dropped out of the 2016 presidential race. The latest survey of 803 registered voters was done from Nov. 12 to Nov. 15 […]

  • Reps in the News: Nov. 20 – 26

    Governor Scott Walker Walker released the following statement on the federal Syrian resettlement program: “In light of these horrific and tragic attacks, our first priority must be to protect our citizens. Along with governors across the country, I have deep concerns about the Obama Administration’s plan to accept 10,000 or more Syrian refugees, especially given […]

  • Reps in the News: Nov. 13 – 19

    Governor Scott Walker Walker announced this year’s Christmas tree for the State Capitol rotunda was donated by Brad and Elizabeth Kowieski of Rhinelander, Wis. Brad, Elizabeth, their sons, Brody and Hank, and Brad’s parents, Bill and Jane Kowieski, donated a 40-foot tall Balsam fir. Brad planted the tree on Arbor Day in 1985 at his […]

  • Reps in the News: Oct. 30

    Governor Scott Walker Walker signed two bills into law on Oct. 23. Assembly Bill 325 allows a school board president to fill vacancies on a school board of a common, union high, or unified school district. Current law does not provide an alternative method for filling a school board vacancy and does not address how a […]

  • Reps in the News: Oct. 23

    Governor Scott Walker On Oct. 16, Walker announced the appointment of Kyle Roskam as the incoming director of federal relations for the state of Wisconsin. Roskam will work on behalf of state agencies, members of the administration, and others to advocate for federal government-related policies that benefit Wisconsin residents. Roskam, a Green Bay native, worked […]

  • Walker Appoints Rebecca Bradley to Wisconsin Supreme Court

    Representative Joel Kitchens Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay) attended the signing of Senate Bill 252, a piece which passed both the Senate and Assembly last month with no opposition. “I am very pleased that the governor chose to sign this bill,” said Kitchens. “Many local communities were looking at losing a large portion of their budget with […]

  • Reps in the News: Oct. 9

    Governor Scott Walker Walker announced that Workplace Wellness Program grants of up to $15,000 are now available to Wisconsin businesses with 50 or fewer employees. Businesses that started their employee wellness program after March 15, 2014 are eligible for the grants, which are funded by Wisconsin Act 137, the Workplace Wellness Grant Program. The one-time […]

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    Representative Joel Kitchens 
 Kitchens is proud to have co-authored Senate Bill 252 (SB 252) which passed the Assembly Sept. 24. The bill addresses the loss of utility aid payments as power plants begin closing across the state. “This bill is essential to helping Kewaunee County cope with a six percent cut to their operating […]

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    Reps in the News: Gov. Walker Stops Presidential Campaign

    Governor Scott Walker The Wisconsin governor entered the primary in July as a front-runner in Iowa and a darling of both the conservative base and powerful donors after winning battles against public unions in his home state. But that promising start was quickly dashed after poor debate performances dried up support from donors. “Today, I […]

  • Reps in the News: Walker Takes on Federal Unions

    Governor Scott Walker Walker, whose battles with labor unions in his own state made him a hero to Republicans, is now proposing huge restrictions on unions nationally as he seeks to revitalize his presidential campaign. On Sept. 14, Walker released an eight-page plan to take on unions, titled “My Plan to Give Power to the […]

  • Our Reps, Sept. 11

      Governor Scott Walker Walker has put all of his political energy into winning the GOP presidential nomination, creating a leadership void in Wisconsin marked by increasing public discontent among the state’s Republican-leaning independent voters and departures by some of his top staff, observers said. The situation — combined with a recent effort by state […]

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    Kitchens Listening Session on Washington Island Sept. 8

      Representative Joel Kitchens Kitchens announced a listening session to be held on Washington Island. The mission of this session is to connect with constituents to discuss issues and concerns that directly impact the 1st Assembly District. “The Assembly is currently on break following the passage of the 2015-17 biennial budget and this is a […]

  • Russ Feingold Sturgeon Bay 2015

    Feingold Speaks at Sturgeon Bay Picnic

    In 1934 former Democratic U.S. Senator Peter G. Gerry of Rhode Island became a footnote in political history for regaining his Senate seat after being voted out of office in 1929 (he was also the grandson of Elbridge Gerry, the fifth vice president of the United States and the man who gave his name to […]