Irish Trade Bill Passes Assembly
On Tuesday the full Assembly passed a bill I authored that would create a Wisconsin-Ireland Trade Commission, Assembly Bill 548. The Commission will promote and advance mutual economic interests between Wisconsin and the Republic of Ireland, improving both of our economies.
The Assembly also passed four higher education bills that were heard in my committee:
– Assembly Bill 553 – The Campus Free Speech Bill. This bill ensures free speech and academic freedom at University of Wisconsin System schools and technical colleges. It establishes due process in disciplinary proceedings and creates penalties for schools that violate students’ free speech rights.
– Assembly Bill 551 – The Student Free Press Bill. This bill establishes that a K-12, UW-System or technical college student has a right to freedom of speech and freedom of the press in school sponsored media that is controlled by the school.
– Assembly Bill 545 – Since technical college district boards have the power to levy taxes and borrow money, this bill requires that district board members be U.S. citizens.
– Assembly Bill 370 – To keep Wisconsin’s best and brightest students in the state, this bill requires the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System to establish a guaranteed admission program for students who rank at the top of their high school class.
I am also a co-author of all of these bills. These bills will now go to the State Senate.
Fox Valley Technical College Visits
Christmas Ornament Submissions!
I invite kids from the 56th Assembly District to submit ornaments for this year’s Wisconsin State Capitol Christmas Tree! This year’s theme is “175 Years of Wisconsinites.”
Send your submissions to:
Wisconsin Department of Administration
Division of Facilities and Transportation Services
17 West Main St., Suite 119
Madison, WI 53703
Capitol Christmas Ornaments
2023 Capitol Christmas ornaments are available for sale at the State Capitol Rotunda Information Desk for $20. The 2023 ornaments feature the 40th anniversary of the Concerts on the Square. The information desk also has the 2022 and 2012 ornaments available for $20 and $15 respectively.
Veterans Day Is Tomorrow!
Veterans day is tomorrow, Saturday, November 11. Let us all take a moment to remember and honor those who have selflessly served our country to make sure we enjoy the freedoms we have today.
Gun Deer Season Begins
Downtown Appleton Christmas Parade
Small Business Saturday
Area Local Downtowns
A Very Neenah Christmas
Electric City Christmas Parade
The best way to experience the beauty and grandeur of Wisconsin’s Capitol building (located at 2 East Main Street, Madison, WI 53702) is to see it for yourself. It is open to the public weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and weekends and holidays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Free tours are offered daily, year round except on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas. Tours start at the information desk Monday through Saturday at 9:00, 10:00, 11:00 a.m. and 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 p.m.; and Sundays at 1:00, 2:00, 3:00 p.m. A 4:00 p.m. tour is offered weekdays (Monday – Friday), excluding holidays, during Memorial Day through Labor Day. Plan on spending 45-55 minutes for a tour. The sixth floor museum and observation deck are open during the summer months. Groups of ten or more can make an on-line reservation for a tour of the State Capitol or call (608)266-0382.
State Representative Dave Murphy
Room 318 North
PO Box 8953
Madison, WI 53708