Dear Friends,

Wisconsin's booming economy is not only great for job seekers (our unemployment rate has been under 3% for a record eight straight months), it's also great for businesses. Thanks to our reforms and a strong economy, businesses will save $45 million in Unemployment Insurance for 2019. Since 2013, businesses have saved a whopping $744 million in Unemployment Insurance costs! And that's not all.

The Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund has a balance of $1.7 billion as of the most recent report in July of this year. That's the largest positive balance since 2001. That's real results and real reforms, right here in Wisconsin. Just remember, it wasn't always like this.

Back in 2010, businesses were leaving for greener pastures. Property taxes were going up and so was our unemployment rate. Our state faced a huge budget deficit because of irresponsible budgeting by the previous administration.

Thankfully, Republicans were able to turn that around with reforms and lower taxes. More details on our state's remarkable recovery are below!

Remember, we have an important election coming up on Tuesday, November 6th. If you need any information on where to vote and what's on your ballot, information is provided later in this E-Update.

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!
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Election Information
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More Great News!
  • Wisconsin ranks second in the nation and best in the Midwest for manufacturing jobs created over the past year.
  • Wisconsin ranks number one in the Midwest for Health Care Access and Patient Safety.
  • Wisconsin's unemployment rate remained at 3% or below for seven consecutive months.
  • Over the last three months, Wisconsin added more manufacturing jobs than any other state.
  • Business Insider ranked Wisconsin's economy as the 10th best in the nation.
  • Fifty of Wisconsin's 72 counties met or broke their all-time low unemployment rates in May.
  • CNBC ranks Wisconsin as the 17th best state in the nation for business.
  • All 12 of the state's metro areas and all our 32 largest cities have seen a year-over-year drop in unemployment. 
  • The number of people employed in Wisconsin is at an all-time high of 3,090,200, and the unemployment rate is at all-time low at 2.8% for May.
  • Construction wages in Wisconsin are up 7.5% from 2016-2017.
Building Wisconsin Award
Thank you to the American Association of Builders and Contractors for this honor!
Around the 8th...
I recently attended the Portal's Employer Appreciation Luncheon. The event honors businesses who have employed people with disabilities. Thanks for inviting me!
I had a wonderful time at the Adult and Teen Challenge Banquet and Auction in Milwaukee this week. They do a fantastic job transforming the lives of people suffering from addiction.

Governor Scott Walker and his wife Tonnette joined former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee to support this exceptional cause. For more information on the Adult and Teen Challenge, click on the pictures above.
Do you know a remarkable young person who is interested in government? 

The Senate Scholar program is a week-long program, where students get to see first-hand how the State Senate operates. Only 33 students are picked for the program and applications are due by November 21st. You can read more about the program here.