May 2024

ACT NOW ! CouleeConservatives Night at the Loggers Game - July 3rd

May 20, 2024 - 10:40

The La Crosse Loggers are taking on the Eau Claire Express on July 3rd and you can join your fellow CouleeConservatives and cheer them on to victory!

We have reserved a private cabin where you can enjoy all the ballpark yummies that you like. Your ticket also gets you 3 drink tickets for adult beverages so get signed up today before all the seats are taken!

$42 - Adult
$15.75 - Youth (4-12)

See the flyer for details

Fighting for the Healthcare Access Rural Wisconsin Deserves

May 19, 2024 - 17:47

Rural Wisconsinites should not be pushed to the sidelines ever, but especially when it comes to medical care. Folks are still struggling to find accessible healthcare following the HSHS and Prevea Health closures in western Wisconsin, and I want to make sure we are doing all we can to get the people of the Third District the resources they deserve.

'On the Job' at Food + Farm Exploration Center

May 19, 2024 - 17:43

For my latest "On the Job" stop, I had the pleasure of working a shift at the Food + Farm Exploration Center in Plover.

This local business, located on a 24-acre site, is a place that connects agriculture, education, STEM and workforce development. It includes a teaching farm, a children’s museum, a science center and a community workshop that focuses on celebrating food and farming.

Reducing Correctional Officer Vacancies

May 19, 2024 - 17:40

Earlier this month we observed Correctional Officer Appreciation Week as an acknowledgement that the employees who work tirelessly to keep our communities safe have some of the hardest jobs around. In recent years, worker shortages at our state prisons have climbed as vacancy rates reached an average of 35%, with some facilities seeing higher than 40% vacancy rates. This only put more stress on the officers who continued to do the job day-in and day-out, as they were asked to work endless days and endless hours with no breaks in sight.

Wisconsin State Senate Attempts Veto Override

May 19, 2024 - 17:38

Wisconsin’s state Senate met this week to attempt to override up to 36 of Governor Evers’ vetoes of bills passed by Republicans during the last legislative session, including three bills that would have created a framework to spend $125 million to combat PFAS pollution, allot $15 million to Chippewa Valley hospitals, and require post-election audits – all of which Democrats fiercely opposed.

Pfaff Marches to Orders from Madison, Obstructs PFAS Relief Again

May 14, 2024 - 16:11

State Sen. Brad (“PFAS Pfaff”) was given an opportunity today that elected officials rarely enjoy: a do-over. But instead of doing the right thing for the people of the 32nd Senate District, he once again chose his radical Madison friends and rejected PFAS relief that residents of the Town of Campbell and throughout the Coulee Region are counting on. The vote was part of Senate Republicans’ effort to override Gov. Tony Evers’ politically motivated veto of Senate Bill 312, which the Governor has cynically used as a part of a political messaging campaign in advance of this fall’s elections.

Wisconsin Supreme Court May Reconsider Absentee Ballot Drop Boxes

May 11, 2024 - 15:36

A little over a year ago, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that drop boxes for absentee ballots were illegal based on state law. However, Democrats have recently asked the high court to reconsider that decision. Attorney General Josh Kaul filed a brief in this case arguing the law allows drop boxes because in 2021, 570 drop boxes were placed across 66 of Wisconsin’s 72 counties and the share of Wisconsin voters casting an absentee ballot increased significantly.

Legislature to Audit DEI Programs

May 11, 2024 - 15:30

The Joint Legislative Audit Committee approved a full audit of all DEI policies and how they are employed across state agencies this week. This audit will be broad in scope and will take the nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau many months to complete. They estimate their work will go in to 2025. You can read their memo to the Audit Committee on what the audit could include here.

Elect Experience for National Republican Committee

May 11, 2024 - 15:17

Delegates to the Republican Party of Wisconsin’s (RPW) Annual Convention on May 18th in Appleton will be electing a man and a woman to Represent Wisconsin on the National Republican Committee (NRC). The two successful candidates and the current RPW State Chairman will represent Wisconsin on this committee of over 150 members which is responsible for the direction of the National Republican Party and the National Republican Convention every Presidential Election year.