Dear Friends,

An amazing young lady from Butler who is trying to bring comfort to those affected by the tragedy this week that took place at MolsonCoors. Six-year-old Allison Krueger spent part of today collecting cards for the workers at MolsonCoors. Allison's incredibly thoughtful act shows how our area is #MillerStrong.

I am saddened by the terrible event at MolsonCoors this week. I continue to pray for the families of the victims and the first responders who arrived on the scene.

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!
Repeat Drunk Drivers Now Face Stiffer Penalties
I'm happy to report that a bill I authored with Representative Jim Ott to increase penalties for repeat drunk driving is now law.

Our bill triples the minimum sentencing for 5th and 6th offenses from six months to 18 months.
In this day and age, there is no excuse for driving under the influence. I’m proud of our efforts to get people with drug and alcohol issues the additional help they need through initiatives like the Treatment Alternatives and Diversion program. Together with the bills we have passed this session, strengthen our drunk driving laws but also give people the chance to show they have made a positive change.
Evers Blocks Your Tax Cut
It’s extremely disappointing to see Governor Evers is sticking it to taxpayers and refusing to help the middle-class. Unfortunately, the governor vetoed a significant income tax cut aimed at working families in our state.

In his budget, the governor tried to increase government spending by $1,000 for every man, woman, and child in our state. To pay for it, he tried to raise taxes by more than $1 billion. Republicans stopped his spending spree and delivered a responsible budget that cut taxes for the middle-class and made the largest ever investment in K-12 schools in actual dollars.

The truth is the state collected $818 million more than expected. That’s why we have a surplus. Governor Evers sees that money as his to spend. It’s not. It should be returned to where it came from, the hard-working taxpayers of Wisconsin.
Senate Committee to Hear Holocaust Education Bill
My bill to require Holocaust and genocide education in our schools continue to move forward. The Senate Education Committee will hold a public hearing on the bill on Wednesday, March 11th starting at 10:00 am in room 411 South in the State Capitol.

Around 100 people - including two Holocaust survivors showed up to support the bill during the public hearing in the State Assembly. I'm hopeful for even more support during the Senate hearing. 
As the number of living Holocaust survivors and witnesses dwindle, it is up to us to ensure that the unforgivable events of the Holocaust are never forgotten and never repeated. Our goal is to ensure that Wisconsin students understand the important lessons of the Holocaust and the dangerous consequences of rising anti-Semitism and bigotry.
Senate Bill 744 adds Holocaust education to the model academic standards for social studies. In addition, it guarantees that Wisconsin students learn about the Holocaust at least once during middle school and once during high school. 
Holocaust education is currently required in 11 states with legislation pending in 17 others. 
Falls Police Chief Named US Marshal

Thank you for your dedicated service to the people of Menomonee Falls and good luck on this new adventure!
Wisconsin is Still Winning!
Blue Books Available
Around the 8th...
Congratulations to our area artists who have their work displayed in the State Capitol. It's part of Youth Art Month. A celebration of the artists and their works will be held on March 6th in the Capitol.
(From L-R) Adrian Coert-Metcalf, "Riverside," North Middle School, Menomonee Falls. Madeline Dunne, "Daughter of Corgi," North Middle School, Menomonee Falls. Alysa Koepp, "Self Portrait," Menomonee Falls High School. Emma Molli, "Animated," North Middle School, Menomonee Falls. Bailey Debrun, "Self Portrait," Menomonee Falls High School.
(From L-R) Anabella Gleason, "Nutcracker Ballet," Maple Avenue Elementary, Sussex. Mya Heeschen, "Red Panda," Menomonee Falls High School. Anna Predzock, "Launch," North Middle School. De'Maurion Peterson, "Paint Sticks," Maple Avenue Elementary, Sussex. Elijah Elm, "Burnt," North Middle School, Menomonee Falls.
(From L-R) Matdelyn Ciske, "Calligraphy Elephant," Menomonee Falls High School. Dylan Frey, "Self Portrait," Menomonee Falls High School. Kaylie Metzler, "Blue Dog," Maple Avenue Elementary School, Sussex. Kiera Turley, "Into the Sunset," North Middle School, Menomonee Falls.
Whitefish Bay High School will be performing the Disney classic Beauty and the Beast at the Whitefish Bay High School Auditorium located at 1200 E. Fairmount Avenue.

There are three performances scheduled; February 28, and 29 at 7:00 pm. March 1 at 2:00 pm.

Tickets are $15 for Adults $10 for Seniors, Students, & Children and are going fast. Click on the picture for more information.
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