Sunday, November 18, 2012
Representative for 83rd District praising Gov. Walker's decision to let the federal government handle health care exchanges under Obamacare, keeping the state from 'doing their dirty work'
The following is from a release from the office of Dave Craig in response to Governor Scott Walker's decision to have the federal government run the health care exchange program under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. “I applaud the Governor on once again leading the nation by refusing to establish a state-based ObamaCare health insurance exchange in Wisconsin. I have opposed ObamaCare implementation in Wisconsin since I first ran for office in 2011 and will continue to do so. States that implement ObamaCare exchanges believing they will have flexibility from the heavy hand of the federal government do so at their taxpayers’ peril. Other states need to realize that ObamaCare makes states nothing more than a puppet of the…
Friday, November 2, 2012
A retired school librarian takes on the Republican incumbent in a rematch in Nov. 6 election.
A longtime school librarian from Muskego is challenging the Republican incumbent in the 83rd State Assembly District. Jim Brownlow, now retired, was a librarian in the Muskego-Norway School District for decades and is now a volunteer tax preparer. He is the Democrat in the race. The incumbent, Dave Craig, is a former congressional aide to Paul Ryan and Village of Big Bend trustee. He was elected to the state Assembly in 2011 in a special election. Craig defeated Brownlow in that race. The 83rd District seat has new boundaries this year in the wake of redistricting prompted by population shifts in the 2010 census. The district now encompasses portions of Muskego, Waukesha, Vernon, Hales Corners Franklin, East Troy and Waterford. Wisconsin …
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Local races for state senate and assembly seats will take place in Greenfield Nov. 1
Thursday, October 11, 2012
It's finally here! Election Day - where to vote, when to vote, and who's on the ballot.
Tuesday is Election Day in Muskego and across the country, and Patch has everything you need to know in our Muskego Election Central. LIVE 2012 ELECTION RESULTS Presidential and U.S. Senate results only represent votes in Muskego. Congressional and state legislative results are for entire district. How we've voted Muskego is part of what many feel is the most conservative county in the state, and previous presidential elections have born that out. In 2008, the John McCain/Sarah Palin ticket won over the Barack Obama/Joe Biden ticket 9,332 to 5,057. The race in 2004 saw the Republican incumbents George W. Bush and Dick Cheney winning by an even larger margin over John Kerry and John Edwards 9,419 to 4,350. In each of those elections, the…
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Craig, a former Big Bend village trustee, is running to retain his state Assembly seat.
Name : Dave Craig Place of residence : Vernon Attended college : Yes College : University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Degree : Bachelor of Arts - Political Science, Law Studies Emphasis Year of graduation : 2002 Job titles held : NA Employers : NA Party affiliation : Republican Running for a: State office Running for position: State Assembly Chamber/district: 83 Incumbent: Yes First elected: 03 May 2011 Previous elective offices : Village of Big Bend, Village Trustee Unsuccessful bids for elective offices: NA Website : www.votedavecraig.com Twitter : @craig4assembly Facebook : www.facebook.com/craigforassembly
Saturday, December 17, 2011
Wisconsin State Facilities Access Policy has been applied unevenly, according to Dave Craig and 15 others in legislature.
Representative David Craig (R-Town of Vernon) and 15 state legislators sent a letter today to Secretary Mike Huebsch urging the Department of Administration (DOA) to enforce the Wisconsin State Facilities Access Policy, which went into effect on December 1, 2011. “We are simply requesting that the DOA uphold the rule of law uniformly for all groups,” said Representative Craig. “For months now, there’s been a double standard for how group events are treated at the Capitol. Those groups that willingly obey the law are required to obtain permits where necessary and comply with all of the rules, but those groups that ignore the rules do so without consequence," Craig said. "The intimidation tactics employed by several of these groups, not …
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Honored for their 50 years in Muskego, the group also records recent successes, and embraces change by letting go of a familiar face.
The Muskego Woman's Club was honored with a congressional proclamation Monday night, presented to the group by Rep. David Craig, who praised the group for serving the community's needs. In addition, some of the group's pet projects were discussed, and if numbers don't lie, remain a favorite part of the community's events. July's 'Safety City' program saw a near capacity attendence of 59 children, and 29 teen volunteers. The program is sponsored along with the Muskego Police Department and teaches youngsters being safe in the house, on their bikes, and what to do in scary situations. The recent 'Peppermint Craft Fair' also logged nearly 1,000 paid attendees at Bay Lane Middle School on Nov. 6. The fair features crafters, food and raffles …
Monday, November 14, 2011
Rep. Dave Craig and Senator Neil Kedzie introducing bills that would change method and limit to combat Asian carp
Representative David Craig (R-Town of Vernon) introduced legislation, co-authored by Representative Chad Weininger (R-Green Bay), which would allow the taking of 'rough fish' with a crossbow, according to a release from Rep. Craig's office. A companion bill in the Senate is being introduced by Senator Neal Kedzie (R-Elkhorn). Currently, the law allows a person to take a rough fish with a bow and arrow and rod and reel but does not allow fishing with a crossbow. Rep. Craig’s bill would allow all sportsmen, including disabled sportsmen—who are otherwise unable to utilize a bow and arrow—to fish for rough fish with a crossbow. “This bill is a win-win-win bill for taxpayers, disabled sportsmen and women and Wisconsin’s environment,” Craig …
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Cold enough for you? Don't worry, the weekend's coming and it looks much warmer.
Click below to get your live, local information. In the event of something out of the ordinary, such as a major crash, Patch editors will update this as quickly and accurately as we are able. Give me a list of today's events. Patch calendar editors recommend: Stopping in to Muskego City Hall to voice your concerns, questions or opinion with 83rd Assembly Representative Dave Craig. He will meet with constituents during a listening session in the Alderman's room on the main level from 6-7pm. Is there information you'd like to get every day that we haven't included here? Let Muskego Editor Denise Konkol know, and we'll try our best to include it!
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Dave Craig was elected in May, and shares link to information and his own office to constituents.
Stating that he hopes voters will "take advantage of the constituent resources there and to connect with their state government," Rep. Dave Craig (R-Town of Vernon) announced a new website for the 83rd Assembly District, of which Muskego is a part. The new website, http://craig.assembly.wi.gov, provides contact information as well as statements on various issues including concealed carry, redistricting and the state's mascot law. Craig also has posted regular updates, the most recent of which is entitled, "Obamacare in Wisconsin? No Thanks" where he responds to the adoption of State Assembly Bill 210, which "implements the insurance regulation regime under Obamacare." "The supporters of this measure contend that enacting this bill will …