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Mary Felzkowski

Mary Felzkowski (Czaja) (Rep.), 35th Assembly District

Born Tomahawk, September 25, 1963; 4 children. Graduate Tomahawk H.S. 1981; B.S. in finance and economics UW-River Falls 1986. Insurance agency owner. Member: Tomahawk Main St. Inc. (fmr. pres.); Tomahawk Regional Chamber of Commerce; Tomahawk Child Care (fmr. pres.); National Alliance for Insurance Education and Research (bd. mbr.). Former member: Professional Insurance Agents of Wis. (secy., treas., vice pres., pres., national dir.).

Elected to Assembly 2012. Biennial committee assignments: 2013 — Aging and Long Term Care (vice chp.); Environment and Forestry; Insurance; Small Business Development; Tourism.

Telephone: Office: (608) 266-7694; (888) 534-0035 (toll free).
E-mail: Rep.Czaja@legis.wisconsin.gov
Voting address: Irma 54442.
Mailing address: Office: Room 15 West, State Capitol, P.O. Box 8952, Madison 53708; District: P.O. Box 321, Tomahawk 54487.

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State Lawmakers Hold Hearing on Medical Marijuana

State Lawmakers Hold Hearing on Medical Marijuana

But the state Legislature has already adjourned for the year, so a bill won't pass in 2022.

New Youth Detention Facility Clears State Budget Committee

New Youth Detention Facility Clears State Budget Committee

$42 million for a state facility to replace Lincoln Hills passes Joint Finance Committee.

Senate Votes 33-0 To Fund Youth Prison

Senate Votes 33-0 To Fund Youth Prison

Also passes bills to restrict teaching race, limit safety net, allow higher bail.

State Senate Votes on Guns, Vaccines, China

State Senate Votes on Guns, Vaccines, China

Against vaccine mandates and China and for guns on school grounds.

Will Lincoln Hills Youth Prison Finally Close?

Will Lincoln Hills Youth Prison Finally Close?

And at what cost? Legislature debates the issue anew.

Two Medical Marijuana Bills Proposed

Two Medical Marijuana Bills Proposed

One by legislators from each party. 37 states, including Mississippi, now allow it.

School Voucher Lobby Wants More State Funding

School Voucher Lobby Wants More State Funding

Pushing for more public funding of private schools.

Two GOP Legislators Push Medical Pot Bill

Two GOP Legislators Push Medical Pot Bill

Bill allows medicinal marijuana use for those meeting a narrow list of qualifications.

Erpenbach Statement on GOP Medical Cannabis Bill
Senator Agard Responds to GOP Medical Marijuana Bill
GOP Bills Ban Customer Vaccine Requirements

GOP Bills Ban Customer Vaccine Requirements

State legislature considering bills that prohibit businesses requiring vaccination.

Campaign Cash: Tourism, Businesses Back More Child Labor
Campaign Cash

Tourism, Businesses Back More Child Labor

GOP bill allows some businesses to schedule later working hours for children under 16.

Governor Evers Signs Public School Spending Transparency Bill into Law
Press Release

Governor Evers Signs Public School Spending Transparency Bill into Law

WILL supported new law to develop online dashboard for public school spending

State Senate Approves Longer Work Hours for Teens Under 16

State Senate Approves Longer Work Hours for Teens Under 16

Bill passed on divided vote. It applies to small businesses exempt from federal labor act.

Ted Nugent Joins GOP Push for Sandhill Crane Hunt

Ted Nugent Joins GOP Push for Sandhill Crane Hunt

Republican sponsored legislation would repeal Wisconsin hunting regulations.

Do Vaccinated and COVID-19 Survivors Have Same Immunity?

Do Vaccinated and COVID-19 Survivors Have Same Immunity?

An epidemiologist says no. Legislation at state level would exempt those previously infected from vaccine mandates

WILL Works With Lawmakers to Advance Transparency Bills to Governor Evers
Press Release

WILL Works With Lawmakers to Advance Transparency Bills to Governor Evers

Bills shine light on public school spending, curriculum

Lawmakers Back Milwaukee Youth Prison

Lawmakers Back Milwaukee Youth Prison

Bipartisan group seeks $43 million to fund replacement for scandal-plagued Lincoln Hills and Copper Lake facilities.

Suit Charges ALEC Unlawfully Helps Republicans

Suit Charges ALEC Unlawfully Helps Republicans

Nonprofit's help to GOP politicians in Wisconsin, other states, violates its tax status?

Bill Requiring National Anthem Unworkable?

Bill Requiring National Anthem Unworkable?

Youth sports leaders in state say Republican bill — for every kids' soccer game? — is overly broad.

Op Ed: Our Fourth Of July Crisis
Op Ed

Our Fourth Of July Crisis

Voting rights imperiled and a push to mandate singing the national anthem.

State Legislature Passes Biennial Budget

State Legislature Passes Biennial Budget

Lawmakers cut billions from the Governor's budget.

Legislators Approve $125 Million for Broadband Expansion

Legislators Approve $125 Million for Broadband Expansion

But Gov. Evers allocated money for it. Republican proposal uses borrowed money.

GOP Lawmakers End Weekly Unemployment Boost

GOP Lawmakers End Weekly Unemployment Boost

State legislature votes to end $300 federal supplement. Governor Evers could veto.

Can We Talk About Marijuana? Democrats Ask

Can We Talk About Marijuana? Democrats Ask

GOP legislative leader won’t allow a vote or even discussion of medical marijuana.

Republicans Slash Evers Education Budget

Republicans Slash Evers Education Budget

Reduction in spending could mean state loses $1.5 billion in federal pandemic relief funding for education.

Op Ed: Enough Is Never Enough for Gun Zealots
Op Ed

Enough Is Never Enough for Gun Zealots

Senate and Assembly bills would make Wisconsin a Second Amendment sanctuary state.

The State of Politics: Republicans Miffed By MPS Pandemic Aid
The State of Politics

Republicans Miffed By MPS Pandemic Aid

MPS gets 16 times more per pupil than Wauwatosa schools under federal formula awarding more to low-income students.

Legislators Resist Plans to Help Workers

Legislators Resist Plans to Help Workers

GOP sniping at Evers plans for workforce training, minimum wage hike, funding to fix UI system.

The State of Politics: Legislature’s Budget Roadshow Coming Soon
The State of Politics

Legislature’s Budget Roadshow Coming Soon

Since 1985 regional budget hearings have been held. Planned for April, all in small towns.

Cocktails To Go Bill Passes Assembly

Cocktails To Go Bill Passes Assembly

State Senate has yet to vote on the legislation. City has concerns.

Will Budget Hearings Be Superspreader Events?

Will Budget Hearings Be Superspreader Events?

Mask wars pit Democrats against Republicans in Legislature.

Assembly Passes Business Tax Waiver on Pandemic Aid

Assembly Passes Business Tax Waiver on Pandemic Aid

And Senate passes GOP COVID-19 bills that could be vetoed by Gov. Evers.

Cocktails To Go Bill Enjoys Industry Support

Cocktails To Go Bill Enjoys Industry Support

Seen as a life line to bars and restaurants, the bill brings up questions regarding drunk driving, and local control over liquor licensing.

Legislative Houses Elect Their Leaders

Legislative Houses Elect Their Leaders

Democrats call for action on COVID-19 crisis.

The State of Politics: Can Evers, Republicans Mend Fences?
The State of Politics

Can Evers, Republicans Mend Fences?

Their first two years weren't very cooperative. But that might change with a new Legislature.

Cannabis Reform Gets Bipartisan Support

Cannabis Reform Gets Bipartisan Support

Appleton reduces fines for possession. Two Republican legislators are leading voices for change.

Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin Congratulates Newly Elected and Re-Elected State Lawmakers
15+ Wisconsin Lawmakers May Attend ALEC Annual Meeting in Orlando Amid Spiking Coronavirus Cases
The State of Politics: Can Democrats Retake State Senate?
The State of Politics

Can Democrats Retake State Senate?

An uphill fight. Retirements by seven incumbents make races hard to call.

A Day to Consider Legalizing Pot

A Day to Consider Legalizing Pot

It can actually be a gateway to prosperity and increased opportunity, says state representative.

Campaign Cash: Law Cuts Notice Time for Insurance Premium Hikes
Campaign Cash

Law Cuts Notice Time for Insurance Premium Hikes

Insurance industry gave generously to legislators, Evers, Walker.

GOP Bill Legalizes Medical Marijuana

GOP Bill Legalizes Medical Marijuana

But Fitzgerald and Vos immediately throw cold water on idea.

AG Kaul Urges Assembly Health Committee to Hold Public Hearing on Legislation to Prevent Future Backlog of Untested Sexual Assault Kits
Press Release

AG Kaul Urges Assembly Health Committee to Hold Public Hearing on Legislation to Prevent Future Backlog of Untested Sexual Assault Kits

"This legislation will help prevent another backlog of untested sexual assault kits."

Campaign Cash: Senate Passes Insurance Industry Bill
Campaign Cash

Senate Passes Insurance Industry Bill

Industry gave $1.9 million in campaign donations. Bill allows shorter notice of premium hikes.

AFP-WI Launches New Wave of Grassroots Lobbying Efforts
Press Release

AFP-WI Launches New Wave of Grassroots Lobbying Efforts

The group will mobilize activists throughout the state to canvass communities, have conversations with their neighbors, and ask them to encourage their lawmakers to work toward policies that expand opportunities for Wisconsinites.

Op Ed: Finally, Some Leadership on Teen Mothers
Op Ed

Finally, Some Leadership on Teen Mothers

Republican and Democratic legislators offer separate bills to provide broader access to contraceptives.

State Budget Fell Short on Highways?

State Budget Fell Short on Highways?

Legislators in both parties say budget lacked long-term solution to state’s transportation woes.

Murphy’s Law: Republican Pushes for Medical Marijuana
Murphy’s Law

Republican Pushes for Medical Marijuana

State Sen. Patrick Testin could be the key man in the success or failure of proposal.

GOP Legislators Offer Middle-Class Tax Cut

GOP Legislators Offer Middle-Class Tax Cut

Evers administration wants cut but criticizes plan as “unfunded.”

The State of Politics: Gerrymander Caused Women Assembly Losses?
The State of Politics

Gerrymander Caused Women Assembly Losses?

27 women Democrats running for Assembly lost, women leaders point to gerrymandering.

The State of Politics: 11 Bills the Legislature Killed
The State of Politics

11 Bills the Legislature Killed

2017-’18 losers include Tesla, Meteor Timber and a bill making sex with animals a felony.

Investing in Rural Wisconsin: Governor Walker Signs Bill Helping Rural Community Libraries
Press Release

Investing in Rural Wisconsin: Governor Walker Signs Bill Helping Rural Community Libraries

"We were proud to increase funding for TEACH by $22.5 million in this budget."

Leah Reaches 400+ Grassroots Wisconsin Endorsements
Press Release

Leah Reaches 400+ Grassroots Wisconsin Endorsements

Support for Leah’s campaign grows among local activists

GOP Legislative Districts Heavily White

GOP Legislative Districts Heavily White

Republican assembly districts are up to 96% white, senate districts as high as 95% white.

Governor Walker Announces Plan to Provide a Long-Term Solution for Wisconsin’s Juvenile Corrections and Treatment Systems
Press Release

Governor Walker Announces Plan to Provide a Long-Term Solution for Wisconsin’s Juvenile Corrections and Treatment Systems

"Republicans and Democrats alike agree this is the way forward to reform juvenile corrections..."

Op Ed: Why Does GOP Oppose Student Debt Reform?
Op Ed

Why Does GOP Oppose Student Debt Reform?

Republican legislators still resist bill allowing students to refinance loans.

The State of Politics: Governor’s Race Influences Budget
The State of Politics

Governor’s Race Influences Budget

Joint Finance Democrats raise issues that could be used against Walker.

Republican Legislators Rejecting Student Loan Refinancing Themselves Attended College at One-Fifth the Cost Today
Press Release

Republican Legislators Rejecting Student Loan Refinancing Themselves Attended College at One-Fifth the Cost Today

Cost of Their Own Schooling May Explain Ignorance of Student Loan Debt Crisis, But it Doesn’t Excuse Their Refusal to Help

Campaign Cash: North Woods for Sale?
Campaign Cash

North Woods for Sale?

Timber industry gives big campaign donations, gets more state forestland to cut.

The State of Politics: Republicans Regret Assault on Open Records Law
The State of Politics

Republicans Regret Assault on Open Records Law

But Rep. John Nygren is still open to changes to the Open Records Law, just not now.

Death by a Thousand Straws (AB 874)
Press Release

Death by a Thousand Straws (AB 874)

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters' Statement

Murphy’s Law: Why Walker Allowed Lincoln Hills Abuses
Murphy’s Law

Why Walker Allowed Lincoln Hills Abuses

His staff knew about it for years. Why didn’t the governor act?

Polluter Grab Bag (AB 600/SB 459)
Press Release

Polluter Grab Bag (AB 600/SB 459)

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters' Statement

Governor Scott Walker Signs 49 Bills Into Law
Press Release

Governor Scott Walker Signs 49 Bills Into Law

Governor Scott Walker signed 49 bills into law today at the Wisconsin State Capitol.

Your Right to Know: Back Open Government? Prove It!
Your Right to Know

Back Open Government? Prove It!

Assembly voted 96-1 for resolution backing open government, but legislators continue to look for ways to limit it.

Tom Tiffany has been a lightning rod on environmental issues
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Tom Tiffany has been a lightning rod on environmental issues

New Radio Ads, Mail Pieces Thank Legislators for Prevailing Wage and Budget
Press Release

New Radio Ads, Mail Pieces Thank Legislators for Prevailing Wage and Budget

Legislature Shows Yet Again It Has The Courage To Do What's Right for Wisconsin Taxpayers

Republicans Debate An Imaginary Budget That Is Good for Wisconsin
Press Release

Republicans Debate An Imaginary Budget That Is Good for Wisconsin

In a surprise move, during today’s debate on the 2015-17 State Budget Assembly Republicans chose to make no mention of their original budget proposal recently passed by the Joint Finance Committee.

The State of Politics: Crunch Time for Bucks Arena Deal
The State of Politics

Crunch Time for Bucks Arena Deal

Joint Finance Committee needs nine of 16 members to approve it. That could be tough.

The State of Politics: Bucks Arena Tough Sell for Outstate Legislators
The State of Politics

Bucks Arena Tough Sell for Outstate Legislators

Poll shows state residents outside metro Milwaukee and Madison oppose subsidy by 86% to 10%.

The State of Politics: Unopposed Legislators Still Love Campaign Cash
The State of Politics

Unopposed Legislators Still Love Campaign Cash

Retiring and unopposed legislators are sitting on $1.2 million in donations.