Wisconsinites know that today’s economy and jobs are more diverse than the options that were open to our parents and grandparents. In order to make sure Wisconsinites are prepared for good-paying jobs I am unveiling my Education Action Plan which equips Wisconsin students for success with pr…

The start of a new year brings new opportunities. I am hoping that in 2018 we can work on stopping the divisive partisan rhetoric and get back to working together and focusing on issues that matter most to Wisconsinites.

During my recent veterans town hall meetings across Wisconsin, I heard directly from Wisconsin veterans on the need to improve the care and services our veterans are getting from the Department of Veterans Affairs. While many of our veterans like our local VA facilities, the process to get t…

This week as we celebrate Veterans Day we are reminded that we have more work to do to make sure our veterans are receiving the benefits they have earned and deserve. One of the biggest areas we need to improve is the health care our veterans are receiving.

Those of us in rural Wisconsin know that one of the most important bills for growing our local economy and creating jobs is the Farm Bill, which will be coming up for review soon. With Wisconsin’s agriculture sector contributing over $88.3 billion annually to the economy I want to hear direc…

This past week kids and teens across western and central Wisconsin packed their backpacks and got ready to go back to school. Although my boys are now a sophomore and junior in college, I still remember getting them ready for their first days of school at Summit Elementary, Logan Middle Scho…

As I travel to communities throughout western and central Wisconsin I talk with people about how to solve problems they are having with federal agencies. Many people are not aware that one of the most important services that I provide to Wisconsinites is assisting them when they have a probl…

Wall Street analysts tell us that Amazon’s $14 billion buyout of Whole Foods isn’t only a win-win for both of them, but also for consumers, for Amazon intends to lower the organic grocer’s prices.

If you ask Wisconsinites to list their favorite things about Wisconsin you are all but guaranteed to see Packers football and Wisconsin beer at the top of the list. For decades, the Wisconsin beer industry has not only produced some of the best beer in the world but has created jobs and help…

Steph and I used to live in a big city and, quite frankly, I didn’t think we would ever live in a city smaller than Madison ever again. Nevertheless, we are here in rural America after having made a pretty rare decision in this day and age.

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks, many say in explaining away President Donald Trump’s tyrannizing tweets, but a game of fetch the other day taught this old dawg a different approach.

A small flame flies into the air from the ground and then all of a sudden a huge burst of light fills the sky above. It is a mixture of reds and blues, and then a second one pops into view and it is a beautiful gold color and almost looks like a willow tree with its long, flowing branches co…