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Area Lawmakers Support Bill to Increase Penalties for the Sale of Fentanyl

Posted on May 24, 2019 by admin


On Tuesday, May 14th, State Representatives Vincent Candelora (R-86), Noreen Kokoruda (R-101) and Sean Scanlon (D-98) joined their fellow colleagues in the House of Representative in unanimously voting in favor of H.B. 5524, An Act Increasing the Penalties for the Sale of Fentanyl.

H.B. 5524 would change the definition of narcotic substance to include fentanyl in the same category as heroin. As the law is currently written, fentanyl is listed as a synthetic drug, which is a lesser penalty.


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Memorial Day 2019

Posted on May 20, 2019 by admin


Memorial Day arrives this weekend, and it is a time to reflect on the service of those who answered our nation’s call in times of armed conflict, and made the ultimate sacrifice to ensure future generations of Americans would remain free.

Below is a list of some important events happening in our district this weekend to commemorate this national holiday.



Monday, May 27, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. – Parade from downtown Madison to West Cemetery.


Monday, May 27, 2019

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Rep. Kokoruda Hears Constituents Concerns Regarding Paid Family Medical Leave

Posted on May 15, 2019 by admin


Paid Family Medical Leave (FMLA) has been a hotly debated topic again this legislative session. During my experience as a legislator, there are many instances where the legislature takes up issues that look good at face value, but after scratching the surface, many issues arise proving these ideas to be impractical. Although proposals like statewide paid FMLA are well-intended, the effects of implementing such a program would be detrimental.

Paid FMLA allows employees to take paid time off in order

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