Senator Kapenga's E-Update
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Take My Survey

Now that the legislative session is coming to a close, I would like to hear your thoughts on issues facing Wisconsin both today and going forward.

Along with asking you to answer several questions that I have prepared, I am asking for your feedback on what you think the Legislature's priorities should be during the 2017-18 legislative session. My office will be working on these priorities over the summer months to prepare for next session. Additionally, please let me know which of the services offered by my office you find to be beneficial and any other ideas on how my office could better serve you going forward.

To take my spring survey, go to

Four Bills Pass State Assembly

On February 18, four of the bills that I authored passed the state Assembly. As I already highlighted the BASE Act last week, I would like to cover the other three that are now waiting to be signed into law:

Senate Bill 344, which reforms adverse possession, was approved by a voice vote. The bill increases the protection of property owners from having a portion of their property taken by another person who was simply utilizing the property in some way. 

Senate Bill 422 seeks to counter an effort by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) to upend the current, well-established, joint employer standard. The NLRB would like to bind small business franchisees with larger, national franchisors when it comes to things such as setting and policing work schedules, tracking employee performance, calculating the labor needs of franchisees, and more. It was also approved by a voice vote.

Senate Bill 596 allows the Department of Workforce Development (DWD), when necessary, to direct underutilized funds from one program to another program which is in higher demand. This will allow DWD to meet workforce needs as demand for various programs fluctuates over time.

To view the entire list of bills that passed the Assembly on February 18, click here.

Town Hall Meeting Next Week

Please join me for one of my town hall meetings in March, April, or May. During these meetings, I will be available to answer questions and hear from you about important issues at the state and local levels.

As always, if you are unable to attend these office hours, and you have any comments or questions, please email me at or give me a call at (608) 266-9174.

Today in History

1846 - Frontiersman and showman William Frederick "Buffalo Bill" Cody is born near Le Claire, Iowa.
1917 - President Wilson learns of the Zimmerman Telegram, a coded German message suggesting an alliance between Germany and Mexico, a communication that hastens the U.S. entry into World War I.
1919 - The Grand Canyon becomes a national park.
1993 - Islamic terrorists explode a bomb in the garage of New York's World Trade Center, killing six people.
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33rd Senate District
15 South
State Capitol
P.O. Box 7882
Madison, WI 53708
Local Events
Delafield Town Hall
Wednesday, March 2
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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Lake Country Community Fest
Saturday, March 12
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Delafield Community Egg Hunt
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Ottawa Town Hall
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