This past session I fought hard to protect Wisconsin’s valuable natural resources. I introduced legislation that would restore environmental standards that were rolled back to appease one singular mining company that has since left the state. I was in favor of bills that would protect shoreland, restore funding for recycling programs, and preserving farmland. I voted against weakening natural resource protections in state forests, allowing over pumping of groundwater, and preventing state agencies from enforcing Clean Air standards. The Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters has named me a “Conservation Champion” for the 2005-06, 2009-10, 2011-12, 2013-14, and 2015-16 sessions.
I have the utmost respect for those who have bravely served our country. In the past, I have fought to protect their rights and ensure that the Legislature promotes policies that truly honor their service, such as
I also authored legislation that would help improve the effectiveness and fairness of our criminal justices system by:
In past legislative sessions, I have authored bipartisan pieces of consumer protection legislation that were signed into law. I was proud to work across the aisle to pass these much-needed bills. Some of those initiatives include: