Joseph Project Honored

Joseph Project Honored

Late last month, Willie McShan was named one of the 2017 Wisconsin Jobs Honor Award winners - a recognition given to individuals who have overcome significant hurdles to employment. After 26 years in prison and a string of dead-end jobs, Willie found his way to Pastor Jerome Smith and the Joseph Project. He's been working at Nemak, a Sheboygan automotive parts manufacturer, ever since.

Congratulations, Willie, and keep up the good work!

Check out the video below to learn more about Willie and the Joseph Project.

2017 Wisconsin Job Awards

On Wisconsin

Thanks to the success of people like Willie, the Joseph Project continues to grow and bring opportunity to people in different communities. This week, three Joseph Project classes took place across the state. Senator Johnson attended and led the alumni panel at the 39th Joseph Project class in Milwuakee on Monday. Joseph Project class 40 was held at the Milwaukee County House of Corrections to help inmates with work-release privileges as they prepare to enter the workforce, and class 41 convened in Wausau.

Milwaukee House of Corrections Joseph Project

On the Hill

Senate Passes Tax Bill with Key Provision from Sen. Johnson

Late last week, the Senate passed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, setting the stage for significant tax reform for the first time in decades. Senator Johnson was instrumental in assuring equal treatment for pass through businesses - local job creators that account for about 95 percent of all businesses and employ more than 1.3 million Wisconsinites. Click the video below to hear one Madison business owner's story about how this tax bill will affect him, his business and his employees.
Madison Grocery Owner's Tax Story

Senate Confirms New Homeland Security Secretary

On Dec. 5, the Senate confirmed Kirstjen Nielsen to be the next secretary of the Departmant of Homeland Security. Secretary Nielsen was officially sworn in to her new role by President Trump on the morning of Dec. 8.

Coming Up

In the coming weeks, Congress will work to reconcile the diferences between the tax bills passed by the House of Representatives and the Senate, as well as pass a long-term government funding bill.

Media Recap

December 5 - WTAQ 1360 AM - The Jerry Bader Show