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March 8, 2019  

What's Inside:

- Middle Class

- Madison Visitors

More Listening Sessions

- Agency Updates

- Calendar items 

Welcome to the Weekly Update!
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Middle Class

In previous updates, people have asked me and I have asked you what is the middle class? I want to thank all the people who provided insight back to me. And to provide an answer, according to the US Census Bureau, the median, meaning quantity lying at the midpoint of a frequency distribution or situated in the middle, household income is $56,759. However, there are a many caveats to this figure.

In Governor Evers' budget, he defined middle class to mean individuals making up to $100K per year and married couples making up to $150K per year.

Visitors in Madison

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It is great when people from the district come to Madison to advocate. This week, I met with Samantha and her husband who discussed step therapy and AB 24.

 

March Listening Sessions

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I will be having a few more listening sessions later this month! 

The next one will be on Monday, March 18, 2019 in Richland Center at the Brewster Public Library from 10:30-11:30 A.M. with Senator Howard Marklein and Representative Travis Tranel. 

Another listening session is planned for Friday, March 29, 2019 in Necedah at the Necedah Village hall from 9:00-10:00 A.M.

Hope to see you there!

Agency Updates

Recently, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources announced that this year’s Wisconsin Conservation Congress Annual Spring Hearings will offer additional opportunity for the public to weigh in on proposed rule changes and advisory questions relating to conservation and fish and wildlife management in Wisconsin. 

For the first time, an online option will be provided for those who are not able to attend a hearing in person.  Meeting attendees can also use their smart phones to cast their ballots.

The Spring Hearing process allows the public the opportunity to comment and register their support or opposition to DNR proposed rule changes as well as Congress proposals that could someday become the rules that regulate fishing, hunting, trapping and other outdoor recreation activities in Wisconsin.

Add to the Calendar!

March 9, 2019 - FFA Pancake Breakfast and Spring Fling Craft Fair at Richland Center High School 8-11 am; more details  608-647-6131

March 13, 2019 - Farmer Stress and Suicide Awareness Forum at St. Peter's Church in Loganville at Noon

March 22, 2019 – Silent Trivia and Auction at Richland Center High School, 7-10pm $5/person

March 23, 2019 – Garden Expo at UW Plattveille Richland Center Campus 9am – 4pm, $12/person and includes lunch