National Anthem Debate

National Anthem Debate

The Assembly debated legislation to require that the national anthem be played before all sports games in venues that receive public funding. In my remarks, I discussed how I respect the national anthem and recognize the importance of playing it as we do now before sport events.

Harassment of Sports Officials

Last session I introduced a bill to create a new penalty for harassment of sports officials. As a long-time coach and umpire, I am very familiar with the problem, which …

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Holocaust Remembrance

Holocaust Remembrance

The Assembly passed legislation relating to the teaching of genocides and the Holocaust in schools. I gave brief remarks on the necessity that students understand the origins of genocidal policies.

Sound Tax Policy

Sound Tax Policy

During debate on legislation to implement a sales tax holiday, I spoke about the fact that sales tax holidays have traditionally done little to boost the economy. Families of low- …

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Protecting Our Places of Worship

Protecting Our Places of Worship

The Assembly recently took up legislation relating to closing places of worship to prevent the spread of COVID-19. I know that this is a very sensitive issue for many people …

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Power Struggles

Power Struggles

In my remarks, I talked about how this should not be a power struggle between the legislative branch and the executive branch. We should all be able to use these …

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Whitewater Lions Club flag presentation

Flag presented to Whitewater Lions Club

Earlier this week I had the pleasure of presenting a new American flag to the Whitewater Lions Club, replacing their flag that was damaged in a December storm.

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