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  • Representatives Todd Novak and Joel Kitchens to Attend PFLAG Meeting

    Assembly District 51 Representative Todd Novak and Assembly District 1 Representative Joel Kitchens will attend the PFLAG Door County meeting at Hope Church, 141 S. 12th Ave., Sturgeon Bay, on April 17 at 5 pm. Representative Novak is the first openly gay elected Republican representative in the Wisconsin Assembly. He and his partner of 18 […]

  • Walker Objects to Obama’s Lawmaking Authority

    Governor Scott Walker Gov. Walker joined the Republican governors of Texas, Alabama, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota in signing a brief objecting to unilateral lawmaking by President Barack Obama. The brief, filed April 5 in the U.S. Supreme Court, challenges President Obama’s promulgation of the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) program […]

  • Baldwin Calls on Walker to Restore Food Assistance

    Representative Joel Kitchens Kitchens received an award at the Wisconsin Association of Campground Owners (WACO) State Convention in Stevens Point for his efforts in passing Assembly Bill 174, which helps to protect campground owners in cases where a camper is injured at no fault of the campground owner. Private campground owners will no longer need […]

  • Walker Issues Executive Order for Public Records

    Governor Scott Walker The Governor issued Executive Order #189 to promote open and transparent government through the implementation of best practices and performance dashboards. Executive Order #189 was issued as a part of Sunshine Week. “We go above and beyond what is required by the law when it comes to public records requests to make […]

  • Governor Walker Approves Funding for Cherryland Airport

    Governor Scott Walker has approved just under $1.7 million for a runway reconstruction project at Door County Cherryland Airport near Sturgeon Bay. The funds will cover the costs for plans, designs and reconstruction of the airport’s secondary runway. Funding Breakdown State = $84,662 Door County = $84,662 Federal Aviation Administration = $1,523,906 Total = $1,693,230 […]

  • Jerry Kobishop Announces Congressional Campaign

    Sturgeon Bay resident Jerry Kobishop has announced his candidacy for the 8th Congressional District seat currently held by Reid Ribble. Ribble announced in January that he would not seek a fourth term. Kobishop, a retired Wisconsin Public Service employee and country singer, said if elected he “plans to push for reform in our legal and correctional […]

  • Governor Walker Signs Teacher Licensure Bill

    Representative Joel Kitchens Kitchens visited Elizabeth Gierhahn on Monday, March 7, at the Door County YMCA as part of the Take Your Legislator to Work Campaign, organized each year by the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities. During the visit, Kitchens got to see community-integrated employment in action and learn more about the value […]

  • Tammy Baldwin Presses EPA and USDA on Groundwater

    Senator Tammy Baldwin wrote a letter to USDA Secretary Vilsack and EPA Secretary McCarthy requesting their immediate attention to groundwater contamination and safe drinking water in Door and Kewaunee County. On March 9, during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Agriculture, Senator Baldwin pressed Secretary Vilsack on the issue further. Secretary Vilsack agreed to work with Senator Baldwin […]

  • Bayview Bridges Closed Through June, Gallagher Joins Race for Congress

    The Bayview Bridge in Sturgeon Bay closed on March 1 to vehicle traffic for $3.6 million in improvements. It is scheduled to reopen by 4th of July weekend. Traffic will be detoured through downtown Sturgeon Bay. Hwy. 42/57 will also be closed from the Bayview Bridge to Egg Harbor Road for utility work in preparation […]

  • Reps in the News: March 4 – 10

    Governor Scott Walker The governor signed Senate Bill 293 into law on Feb. 26 at the Bellin Psychiatric Center in Green Bay. Senate Bill 293 works to improve mental health service delivery in Wisconsin by giving health care providers tools to allow for greater coordination of care, greater access to care, and more efficient health care […]

  • Lynn Utesch Announces 1st District Assembly Campaign

    The same week he learned that he and his wife Nancy made the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources “Do Not Respond” blacklist, Kewaunee County farmer and clean water advocate Lynn Utesch announced his candidacy for the 1st District Assembly seat. Describing himself as a farmer, veteran and clean water activist, Utesch gave his announcement speech […]

  • Reps in the News: Feb. 26 – March 4

    Governor Scott Walker Walker announced nominations are being sought for the 33rd annual Virginia Hart Special Recognition Award. The award is administered by the Department of Administration Division of Personnel Management to honor women who are making a difference in Wisconsin state government. “The award recognizes the service of women whose contributions to client, co-workers, […]

  • Reps in the News: Feb. 19 – 26

    Representative Joel Kitchens Kitchens announced that four of his legislative initiatives passed the Assembly on Tuesday, Feb. 16. “The Assembly is extremely busy this week and there are many bills being considered this week,” stated Kitchens. “I was happy that my colleagues passed Assembly Bills 174, 493, 664, and 734 and recognized that they are […]

  • Kitchens Hears Disdain from Republican Voters

    Constituents peppered Rep. Joel Kitchens with questions about conservation bills, veterans issues, and water quality at his latest listening session.

  • Reps in the News: Feb. 12 – 18

    Governor Scott Walker Walker kicked off the Governor’s Conference on Economic Development on Feb. 4 at the Monona Terrace in Madison. The theme for the 21st Annual Governor’s Conference on Economic Development is “Aligning Our Direction – Finding Common Ground.” “Wisconsin’s economy is strong, and we’re working to ensure it continues to grow and thrive,” […]

  • Reps in the News: Feb. 5 – 12

    Representative Joel Kitchens Kitchens circulated for co-sponsorship LRB-4419/1, relating to income limits and award limits for the Well Compensation Program. High-level Department of Natural Resources personnel have been meeting with officials and stakeholders from Kewaunee County to attack various aspects of the groundwater contamination problem. The most urgent need is to provide clean water to […]

  • Rep. Ribble Will Not Seek Re-election

    On Jan. 30, U.S. Representative Reid Ribble (WI-08) released a statement announcing he will not seek re-election in November. “When I first ran for Congress in 2010, I made three promises. First, I wanted to roll back federal discretionary spending to pre-bailout, pre-stimulus levels. Second, I wanted to make Bush tax rates for individuals permanent. […]

  • Reps in the News: Jan. 29 – Feb. 4

    Rep. Joel Kitchens Kitchens attended Governor Walker’s State of the State Address to a joint session of the Wisconsin State Legislature and made the following remarks: “I was pleased with what the governor had to say about the state of Wisconsin over the past year and his plans for the future. Unemployment is at its […]

  • Reps in the News: Jan. 22 – 29

    Governor Scott Walker The Governor joined faculty, staff, students, lawmakers and community members at UW-Green Bay on Jan. 15 to highlight his college affordability legislative package. This legislation targets ways to make higher education more affordable for Wisconsin’s working families and students. “One of the best things we can do for higher education in our […]

  • Reps in the News: Jan. 15 – 22

    Representative Joel Kitchens Kitchens voted for a package of bills that will help people suffering from opioid addiction, and provide more tools to fight Wisconsin’s opioid and heroin epidemic. The Wisconsin State Assembly passed four bills that will build on the HOPE Agenda (Heroin, Opiate Prevention and Education) and continue legislative efforts to combat addictions […]