Assembly candidate committed to helping small businesses during and after COVID-19 pandemic
Neenah, Wis. (May 18, 2020) – 55th Assembly District candidate Lauri Asbury has announced her support for plans to help small businesses weather the impact brought on by COVID-19.
“Our small businesses are the lifeblood of our community,” said Asbury. “I believe it’s the responsibility of elected officials to provide the help and guidance small businesses need without adding the burden of red tape or unneeded regulation.”
These plans include:
The Safer Small Business Tax Deduction Bill
- A state tax deduction for small businesses that make safety improvements to protect employees and customers, and to build customer confidence. Items that would be covered by this coronavirus specific tax deduction would include protective shielding at the Point of Purchase, thermal temperature scanning devices, physical social distancing enhancements, contactless purchase, and other needed public health enhancements for the safety of employees and customers.
Other small business proposals:
- Propose creating an Office of Small Business Recovery within the WEDC as a clearing house for resources and assistance for small businesses that fully utilize the WEDC development tools and State Main Street program to assist existing businesses to re-open, re-hire workers and re-establish themselves in the community.
- Create a State Neighbor Helping Neighbor Program that would connect local coronavirus effected businesses with state, local and business interruption resources coordinated with the local Chambers of Commerce.
- Utilize the State University and Technical College Systems as a tool for small business re-opening, retraining, and identification of future jobs.
To learn more about Asbury’s plans for small businesses, visit AsburyforAssembly.com.
The primary election for the Wisconsin State Assembly 55th District is August 11 and the general election is November 3. Individuals interested in signing nomination papers, hosting yard signs, or for more information on Lauri Asbury should visit AsburyforAssembly.com, email [email protected] or search Lauri Asbury for 55th District Assembly on Facebook.
Lauri Asbury, candidate for the Wisconsin State Assembly 55th District.
Additional background information:
Asbury is a long time Neenah resident and active volunteer. She is a twice elected Neenah Joint School Board Member, Treasurer and Legislative Committee Chair; serves as a Board of Directors Member for the Samaritan Counseling Center; is a Neenah Art Council Member, and Women’s Tuesday Club of Neenah Member; and is proud to serve her community as a Sustaining Member of the Neenah-Menasha Emergency Society and a volunteer for the St. Joseph’s Food Pantry.
As a graduate from the University of Michigan with a BA in political science, Asbury always had a deep interest in politics, both domestic and international, and in serving her community. Throughout her college career at the University of Michigan, she worked as waitstaff and management at a successful restaurant, supporting herself through college. After college she worked as a Leasing Director and Retention Consultant at a 1,028-unit apartment community; as a Senior Account Executive at a marketing and advertising firm in NC, and as Scheduler and Executive Assistant at a public relations firm in Washington D.C.
Asbury has a husband of 27 years and they have two wonderful kids who have both graduated from Neenah High School and are currently attending the University of Wisconsin Madison and Michigan Technological University. Asbury’s husband is a practicing physician and specializes in interventional radiology. Asbury’s family loves Wisconsin and the Fox Cities and came here for the great quality of life they provide.
PAID FOR BY ASBURY FOR ASSEMBLY – DAN BEGAN, TREASURER