Message from Rep. Rohrkaste
Rohrkaste here with my first e-update of the New Year. As always these
updates will be available in my e-mail e-updates and on my website. The
New Year has started quickly here in Madison and we have already had a
This week, four bills passed the state Assembly which are part of the
Heroin, Opiate Prevention and Education Agenda or the HOPE Agenda. I am
proud to have been a co-sponsor and supporter of these bills. The opiate
epidemic is having an incredibly negative impact on communities all
throughout Wisconsin and these bills aim to help prevent addiction. We
are also working on a number of bills that will help people to better
afford a college education in our two and four year colleges.
Speaking of education, it was a privilege to spend a morning at Shattuck
Middle School in Neenah this week. I was able to discuss government
issues with eighth grade students and see the great work our local
teachers are doing in educating our kids.
Next, the Speaker’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s and dementia will be
proposing a legislative package in the near future that will help those
living with Alzheimer’s and Dementia, and provide support to those who
care for them. As the chair of the task force, I have been happy with the
bipartisan effort and look forward to releasing these pieces of
legislation along with the other members of the task force. I will be
sure to keep you up to date on how these bills progress.
Last, to continue a practice of being available to meet with people in
the district, I will be at Timshel in Neenah this Monday January 18 from
7:30 - 8:30 AM.
Once again, thank you for watching and have a great Wisconsin weekend.
of the State Address
Wisconsin State Legislature
will meet in a joint session on Tuesday, January 19 to hear Governor
Walker's 2016 State of the State Address. The annual speech will begin
at 7 p.m. and will be broadcast on various news outlets and streamed
online as well.
with Rep. Rohrkaste
Monday, January 18 from 7:30 - 8:30 AM
Timshel Cafe, 124 West Wisconsin Avenue, Neenah