Category: Reps in the News

  • 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 […]

  • Reps in the News: Jan. 8 – 14

    Governor Scott Walker On Jan. 4, Governor Walker requested a joint session of the Wisconsin State Legislature on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 7 pm for the purpose of delivering the 2016 State of the State Address. Source: Walker press release  Representative Reid Ribble Ribble released the following statement after voting on Dec. 18 with a […]

  • Joel Kitchens: A Look Back at the First Year

    By Rep. Joel Kitchens One year ago, I was preparing to take office after my election to succeed Garey Bies as First Assembly District Representative. I walked around the Capitol with my eyes wide and my mouth open, not quite believing that I would soon have an office in this incredible building. I was honored […]

  • Year in Review: Sheriff Delarwelle Looks at First Year

    Not really knowing what to expect, learning on the fly for the first year. It’s been a challenge, but we have some very good people in the office who have helped

  • 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: 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 […]

  • Governor Scott Walker

    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 […]