Dear Friends,

I hope you are well.

Breaking news: Iconic and innovative manufacturer, Milwaukee Tool announced they will build a $100 million corporate campus in Menomonee Falls. The company expects to bring 770 jobs with the project. This is exciting news for our area!

The good news doesn't stop there. Thanks to careful and responsible budgeting, Wisconsin is in better shape than a lot of states after the COVID-19 lock downs. The non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau reported today that our state is rebounding and we hopefully won't have to adjust our finances from the last budget. That's great news for taxpayers.

Not only were we careful with your money in the last state budget, we also made historic investments in local road projects. This week, the Department of Transportation announced more than $160 million to help fix local roads and bridges. Safer and better roads are crucial to helping our economy recover from the shutdown.

Also this week, a crucial road project in our area, the I-94 East-West corridor, is hopefully being revived. I've worked for several years to get that project back on track. You can read more of my comments on the project below.

There's also more information on the COVID-19 outbreak in our area, testing locations, and the new tax deadline is approaching. Keep reading for more!

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 Sen.Darling@legis.wisconsin.gov.

On, Wisconsin!
I-94 East-West Corridor Project Revived
This week, Governor Evers announced he will ask the federal government to revive the long-delayed I-94 East-West corridor project. This is great news.

Finishing the East-West corridor has been a top priority for me. The project is important for commerce, safety, and jobs.

In 2015, $23 billion in freight was transported through the East-West corridor of I-94.

Many of us have loved ones who travel on that road - often twice a day. Completing the East-West corridor will make Wisconsin safer, more competitive, and will grow our economy.
COVID-19 Cases in Our Area
The table above contains data from July 8, 2020 from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services on coronavirus cases in our area.
COVID-19 Testing Available
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Update on Local Safer at Home Orders
Several of our area communities have some restrictions in place. Here is a summary of where those orders stand.

Washington and Ozaukee Counties have lifted their lock down of long-term care facilities.

Suburban Milwaukee County: (Includes Bayside, Brown Deer, Fox Point, Glendale, River Hills, Whitefish Bay)
  • The area remains in Phase C with the following restrictions:
  • Gatherings limited to 50 people
  • Masks are required at all Milwaukee County facilities
  • Child Care to follow DCF guidelines
  • Retail occupancy limited to 50% of capacity
  • Restaurants and Bars occupancy limited to 75% of capacity
  • Gyms occupancy limited to 50% of capacity
  • Places of Worship Follow guidelines of faith-based leadership organization 
  • Phase C will last at least 14 days and the next stage will begin if gating measures (PPE, hospital capacity, testing, tracing, etc.) are met.

Bayside Village Hall is closed after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.



  • "Moving Milwaukee Forward" mirrors Governor Evers’ "Safer at Home" order with no end date.
  • The city is currently in Phase 4.
  • Bars and restaurants may open at 50% of capacity.
  • Stores are allowed to be at 75% of capacity.
  • Click here for more information.

Check with your community or anywhere you plan to travel for more details and guidelines. We are all encouraged to continue practice social distancing, wash hands, and stay home if you have any symptoms.
Tax Deadlines Approaching
During the COVID-19 shutdown, both the Internal Revenue Service and the Wisconsin Department of Revenue extended the deadlines to file your taxes to July 15th.

The new deadline is just around the corner. Don't forget to file!
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