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Tiffany for the 7th CD

Cool. I appreciated Tiffany’s initiative and leadership in the state legislature.

State Sen. Tom Tiffany, R-Minocqua, formally launched his campaign for the 7th CD today, vowing to be “the ally President Trump needs to keep moving our country forward.”

Meanwhile, a Wausau thoracic surgeon is now looking at a run, as is an aide to U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Oshkosh.

Tiffany said in a statement the president needs a “proven conservative with a track record of getting things done,” touting the “tough choices” he’s made in the Legislature, where he’s served since 2011.

“I don’t plan to go to Washington looking for a fight, but I can guarantee I will never back down from one,” Tiffany said.

Wisconsin Passes Homeowners Bill of Rights

Excellent!

Both the Assembly and the Senate voted to pass the “Homeowners’ Bill of Rights,” a package of property-rights protections that included a provision aimed directly at providing relief to the Murr family.  A pair of bills that constitute the homeowner rights protections now head to Gov. Scott Walker’s desk.

The family argued that amounted to an uncompensated taking of the land. Pacific Legal Foundation, a non-profit law firm, got the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case, but the court ruled 5-3 for the state in June.

Rep. Adam Jarchow (R-Balsam Lake) and Sen. Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurst) responded with a bill that would let property owners build on and sell substandard lots if they were legal when they were created. It would also prohibit merging adjacent lots that share the same owner without the owner’s permission.