May 2019

Saluting our heroes is far from partisan

May 25, 2019 - 08:30
Rep. Tony Kurtz, Army Veteran

On April 9, I had the tremendous honor to address a joint session of the Wisconsin Legislature to recognize those members of the Wisconsin National Guard who participated in the Southwest border mission as our Hometown Heroes.

I have a special connection to these men and women, as I participated in the same mission when I was in the Army 22 years ago and stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. It was a day to show respect for our service members and to celebrate what they’ve achieved.

Council President Diane Wulf Leads Charge to Dismantle Technology Committee

May 18, 2019 - 17:18
Council President Diane Wulf Leads Charge to Dismantle Technology Committee

Here is the letter that I sent to Onalaska Council President Diane Wulf after she led the charge to dismantle the Technology Committee:

Council President Wulf,
I watched and listened to the recent City Council meeting online and I wanted to take this opportunity to let you know how deeply disappointed I am that you led the charge to eliminate the technology committee just so the bureaucrats working at city hall can have an easier time coordinating meetings. Do you represent the bureaucrats or the people?

Protecting Life

May 17, 2019 - 04:25

This week, I took a stand for life. Assembly Republicans passed four comprehensive, common sense pro-life bills that should have received bipartisan support.

Democrats in New York and Virginia recently celebrated proposals that would make late-term abortions legal, even up to the moment of birth. Right here in Wisconsin, nearly two-thirds of Democrats sponsored a 2017 Assembly bill which would have allowed an abortion at any point in a woman’s pregnancy and eliminated voluntary and informed consent before an abortion.

It seems I must be getting younger!

May 02, 2019 - 18:15

“The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.”

I can remember more than 30 years ago when Presidents and Vice Presidents were all, in my opinion, old men. Then the Vice President and Presidential candidate George H.W. Bush picked a youthful Dan Quayle for his Vice Presidential running mate and I suddenly felt a lot older. Quayle is a month younger than I am! Bush 41 was the last of eight consecutive Presidents with World War II experience and I am a baby-boomer being born after World War II.