CONTACT: Rep. Mary Felzkowski, 608-266-7694

Madison, WI – Earlier today, the State Assembly convened in a floor session for the annual State of the Tribes, as well as honoring National Guard members as Hometown Heroes and voting on several bipartisan pieces of legislation. Rep. Mary Felzkowski (R-Irma), commented on the day’s successes:

“I was proud to vote to move forward bipartisan legislation that will benefit our state. It’s encouraging that we, as the legislature, are able to come together in a bipartisan fashion to advance these bills. There is so much that we can agree on and work together towards for the good of all Wisconsinites.”

The Assembly took up legislation from Rep. John Jagler (R-Watertown) to remove the word ‘retardation’ from any language that’s currently used in state statute or agency rules with ‘intellectual disability’. The Assembly also unanimously voted to approve ending tax breaks for companies who relocate their operations outside of Wisconsin.

Additionally, the Assembly honored the 189 Wisconsin National Guard members who spent 9 months serving in Arizona and New Mexico as Hometown Heroes, “These young men and women freely volunteered their service and time to our country assisting in the defense of our Southern border. They provided relief to our hard-working border patrol agents in the apprehension of illegal crossings and the confiscation of drugs flowing into our country. I want to thank them for their bravery and dedication.”

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