Category: Reps in the News

  • Kitchens Opens Dialogue on State Budget at Listening Session

    Say the words “state budget,” and more than a few eyes may glaze over. Yet state-budget decisions factor into the daily lives of all Wisconsinites, whether they’re sending children to school, driving on public roads, connecting to the internet or turning on a light. State residents also pay for all these things every time they […]

  • Gallagher Thanks Sturgeon Bay Fire Department

    Rep. Mike Gallagher (R-Wis.) visited the Sturgeon Bay Fire Department last Friday to thank its members for their work in putting out the Feb. 1 fire aboard the MV Roger Blough, a freighter ship docked for the winter at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding. Gallagher presented the department with a copy of an entry he had made […]

  • Kitchens to Host Listening Session Feb. 25

    Rep. Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay) will host a series of one-hour, virtual listening sessions Feb. 25 – beginning at 9 am, 1 pm and 5:30 pm – to give his constituents an opportunity to share their thoughts on the proposed 2021-23 biennial budget and other state matters.  “These listening sessions are very important to me because […]

  • Wisconsin State Journal Finds There Were Not Thousands of Complaints about Voter Fraud

    In December, with then-President Donald Trump continuing to falsely claim that massive fraud and voting irregularities caused him to lose the election, Republicans within the Wisconsin Legislature said they were reviewing “thousands of complaints.” Republicans insisted that investigating those complaints would restore faith in the system and legitimize the election for those voters. However, the […]

  • Jacque’s Letter Called a ‘Threat to Democracy’

    County board supervisor calls for action against Sen. Jacque The man who represents Door County in the Wisconsin Senate – Sen. André Jacque (R-Bellevue) – was one of the 15 Republican legislators who asked former Vice President Mike Pence to postpone the Jan. 6 electoral count.  Jacque’s contribution shouldn’t go unnoticed, said Door County Board […]

  • Legislative News: Vaccine Rollout; Redistricting; Palm Joins Biden Administration

    Governors Accuse Trump of Botching Vaccine Rollout Gov. Tony Evers, along with Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz, sent a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Jan. 15 expressing frustration with what they referred to as the “Trump administration’s botched COVID-19 vaccine distribution” and urged Azar to grant […]

  • Call for Issues for Door/ Kewaunee Legislative Days

    The 2021 Door / Kewaunee Legislative Days is still planning to move forward for 2021. Legislative days is a grassroots effort to communicate with elected officials and representatives of state agencies in Madison on legislative and state agency issues that are unique to Door and Kewaunee Counties. While COVID may have an impact on the […]

  • Wisconsin Legislative Bills to Watch

    Assembly Bill 1 (AB1) The COVID-19 Relief Package has stalled. The GOP-led Assembly passed its version Jan. 7, and Gov. Tony Evers said he would not sign it. The GOP-led Senate then unveiled its own, pared-down version and overwhelmingly (29-2) passed it Jan. 12. Evers said he would sign that version, but the Assembly has […]

  • Hope for Tower Repair Soars

    Door County Board of Supervisors will consider support Oct. 27 Incremental progress has been made during the past month to save the historic Potawatomi State Park Observation Tower. First, the Door County Board of Supervisors is set to discuss a resolution Oct. 27 that its Legislative Committee recommended earlier this month to support tower repair. […]

  • PODCAST: Meet the Candidate: Mike Gallagher Seeks 3rd Term in 8th Congressional District

    Myles Dannhausen Jr. talks to Congressman Mike Gallagher (R-Green Bay), who is seeking his third term as representative of the 8th Congressional District. Gallagher is running against Wisconsin Assembly Representative Amanda Stuck, who was on the podcast last week. Dannhausen talks to Gallagher about his background, how his military service impacts his role in Congress, […]

  • Stuck, Gallagher Vie for 8th Congressional Seat

    The race for Wisconsin’s 8th Congressional seat features a political rarity: a battle between two young candidates who both have legislative experience.  Two-term Republican incumbent Mike Gallagher, 36, a former Marine who’s considered a rising star in Republican circles, is facing Democratic challenger Amanda Stuck, 37, a three-term member of the Wisconsin Assembly. The candidates […]

  • Baldwin Votes to Stop Trump Lawsuit to Overturn ACA

    Washington, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) joined her Democratic colleagues in the Senate last week to vote for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s bill to block Attorney General William Barr and the Justice Department from supporting President Trump’s lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in the Supreme Court. The vote was […]

  • Gallagher, Stuck in Forum Oct. 6

    The Door County League of Women Voters will host a forum on Tuesday, Oct. 6 from 4-to-5 pm for the District 8 Congressional candidates running for the U.S. House seat.  Rep. Amanda Stuck, a democrat, is challenging two-term, Republican incumbent Mike Gallagher for the seat that represents northeast Wisconsin, including Door and Kewaunee counties. The […]

  • Kitchens Touts Steady Leadership, Jensen Vows to Stir the Pot

    The two candidates for Wisconsin’s 1st Assembly District give voters a choice as to who will represent them in Madison.  Incumbent Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay) is leaning on his experience as he seeks a fourth term, pointing to his work on water-quality, environmental and education issues. Egg Harbor restaurateur Kim Delorit Jensen proudly wears the […]

  • Gallagher, Hargan Visit Hospital

    Eric Hargan, U.S. deputy secretary of health and human services, was flanked by Door County Medical Center CEO Brian Stephens (left) and U.S. Rep. Mike Gallagher during a visit to Door County Medical Center on Sept. 3.  Hargan was in Sturgeon Bay to tout the rural action plan signed by President Donald Trump in August […]

  • In Pursuit of Fair Maps

    Door County voters will weigh in Nov. 3 On the ballot for Door County voters in the Nov. 3 general election will be an advisory referendum that asks, “Should the Wisconsin legislature create a nonpartisan procedure for the preparation of legislative and congressional district plans and maps?” “The reason it’s so important is the lines […]

  • Jensen Challenging Kitchens for District 1 Seat

    Described by herself and others as having tough skin and enormous shoulders, Kim Delorit Jensen is preparing to take on even more than the five restaurants she currently owns that employ roughly 100 people in Door County. Jensen is making a run for a seat in the Wisconsin Assembly to represent District 1. Her bid […]

  • Kitchens Proposes Emergency Elections Procedure

    State Reps. Joel Kitchens (R-Sturgeon Bay) and Staush Gruszynski (D-Green Bay) introduced a bill on May 18 to address the state’s preparedness to hold an election during a public-health emergency.  The proposal is a response to the confusion leading up to the April 7 spring election, when in-person voting was held during the first weeks […]

  • Door County Public Health Extends Safer at Home

    Following the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s decision to overturn the Safer at Home directive on Wednesday, Door County Public health reinstated it locally on Thursday late afternoon. Susan Powers, Door County Public Health officer, issued the order that continues the guidelines and requirements of Wisconsin’s Safer at Home order. The local order is effective immediately and […]

  • Badger Bounce Back

    Evers Releases “Badger Bounce Back” Guidelines for Reopening

    Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers released guidelines for reopening the state’s businesses yesterday. In a plan called “Badger Bounce Back,” Evers outlined benchmarks that will allow a phased reopening of businesses. The plan is based on the guidelines released by the White House last week. Chief among the guidelines is a 14-day downward trajectory of COVID-19-like […]