Dear Friends,

Happy 4th of July! I hope you have a fantastic weekend enjoying our great nation's independence. Also, please celebrate responsibly and be careful as you travel.

This week, Republicans delivered the largest tax cut in state history and sent it to the governor. The typical family will see their tax burden drop by $1,200 under the budget plan passed in the Wisconsin State Senate on Wednesday. The two-year budget will benefit everyone in the state. That's one reason it received bi-partisan support in both houses. You can read more about how it will impact you below.

Everyone in Wisconsin 12 and older is now eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. If you are eligible and are having trouble finding the COVID-19 vaccine in your area, the State of Wisconsin now has a map of vaccine providers. The website not only helps link people to the vaccine but also provides information on how the state is distributing doses. The state also has a COVID-19 Vaccine Assistance Hotline. The hotline is offering personal assistance for vaccine-related questions. The toll-free number is 1-844-684-1064.

As always, if you have any concerns or ideas on how to improve our great state, please do not hesitate to contact me by phone at 608-266-5830 or by email at

On, Wisconsin!
Republicans Deliver Budget that Invests in Wisconsin
This budget is good for taxpayers, for workers, and for families in Wisconsin. After the pandemic, everyone in the state deserves support. This budget does that and more.

Budgets aren’t perfect, but this plan is much better than the budget Governor Evers sent to the Legislature. Instead of raising taxes, overspending, and over-borrowing, the Republican budget cuts taxes, spends within our means, and doesn’t max out our credit cards. I am happy to support this responsible budget.

The Republican budget:
  • Eliminates Governor Evers’ more than $1 billion in tax hikes after a pandemic
  • Delivers $900 income tax savings and $300 in property tax savings for a total average savings of $1,200 for the typical family
  • Restores 2/3rds funding for public education
  • Delivers an additional $586 million in health care
  • Invests in health care workers, nursing homes, and Alzheimer’s caregivers
  • Doubles funding for school mental health
  • $30 million more to increase regional mental health bed capacity
  • Increased funding for TAD (Treatment Alternatives and Diversion) recovery programs
  • Invests in important infrastructure like our roads, highways, and landmarks like the new Milwaukee Public Museum
  • Unlike Governor Evers’s plan which leaves that state in a deficit, the Republican budget ends with a surplus

In addition to the budget plan, Governor Evers still has more than $1 billion in federal COVID-19 funds he can spend without Legislative approval.
COVID-19 Vaccine, Testing Information
Please Donate Blood, Plasma
One way you can help is by donating blood. If you have recovered from COVID-19, please especially consider donating your plasma.

You can find out where to donate here and here.
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