August 21, 2015


Rohrkaste Announces In-District Town Halls


With the budget finished and the fall legislative session right around the corner, I will be holding four town hall meetings to receive feedback from constituents and to answer any questions or concerns they may have.

Earlier this year, I was able to hold several listening sessions which focused on the budget. Those listening sessions were very useful to me over the course of the budget process and I trust these town halls will prove just as helpful for the upcoming fall session. I encourage residents of the Fox Cities to attend and if anyone is unable, you are always welcome to contact me by phone, email, or letter.

I
will be available to meet with constituents at the locations and times listed below:

Town of Menasha Listening Session #1
Where: Town of Menasha Town Hall, Town Council Chambers, 2000 Municipal Drive, Neenah
When: Thursday, August 27th from 5:00-6:00pm

Neenah Listening Session #1
Where: Neenah Library, Shattuck Room, 240 East Wisconsin Avenue, Neenah
When: Saturday, August 29th from 10:00-11:00am

Town of Menasha Listening Session #2
Where: Town of Menasha Town Hall, Town Council Chambers, 2000 Municipal Drive, Neenah
When: Tuesday, September 1st from 5:00-6:00pm

Neenah Listening Session #2
Where: Neenah Library, Shattuck Room, 240 East Wisconsin Avenue, Neenah
When: Sunday, September 13th from 1:00-2:00pm


Wisconsin Expands Workforce


Yesterday, the Department of Workforce Development released a report indicating that Wisconsin added 8,200 private sector jobs last month.  These numbers for Wisconsin come from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and also show that the state unemployment rate remained at 4.6 percent in July.  Wisconsin continues to beat the national rate of unemployment which was 5.3 percent for the month of July.  Officials at DWD credit the growth to high-demand sectors like manufacturing and financial activities.  Also, unemployment insurance claims for the year have dropped and are at the lowest point since 1990.  As Wisconsin's economy continues to grow, investments in our workforce will continue to do the same.  These numbers are an indicator that Wisconsin is heading in the right direction.


Appleton International Airport


Today, the Outagamie County Regional Airport has officially changed its name to the Appleton International Airport.  This new transformation aims to appeal to people outside of the region, drawing them in from across the country.  The airport has long been an economic driver in northeast Wisconsin, especially for the local Fox Cities area.  With this new name and role change, the airport will now have its own U.S. Customs Service and will be able to land private flights and cargo flights from outside the U.S.

Not only is the airport receiving a name change, but it is also the airport's 50th anniversary.  If you have time tomorrow, Saturday, August 22nd from 10 a.m to 2 p.m., come down to the Appleton International Airport's Open House.  The entire community is invited to this historic celebration.  The event will include free popcorn, hot dogs, and ice cream.  There will also be a drawing for five sets of two plane tickets which were donated by Allegiant Air, Delta Airlines, and United Airlines.  Four of the sets will go to those who enter online at www.atwairport.com.  The fifth set will be drawn at the open house.


Rep. Rohrkaste, Abe Weber (Airport Director), and Representative Dave Murphy
 


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Congrats to future Eagle Scout Tyler Behrmann for presenting the U.S. Flag and
the Wisconsin State Flag to the City of Neenah
 

 
     

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