Wisconsin Care Legislative Package
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Wisconsin Cares Package Passes Committee on Mental Health Reform
Yesterday, I joined my colleagues on the
Assembly Mental Health Reform Committee to approve the Wisconsin Cares
Legislative Package. These 10 bills are the culmination of months of work by
the Speaker’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s and Dementia and now move forward in
the legislative process.
I would like to thank all members of the Mental Health Reform Committee as
well as the Speaker’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s and Dementia for all the
work that has been done on these bills. Alzheimer’s and dementia affect
hundreds of thousands of Wisconsinites every day and these bills are a step
in the right direction for patients and caregivers.
The Wisconsin Cares Legislative Package addresses a number of concerns that
were brought up during the Speaker’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s and
Dementia’s travels throughout the state. Training for caregivers, increased
funding for respite care, additional Dementia Care Specialists, and UW
research funding are just a few items addressed in this package.
I am proud to have voted for all 10 of these bills in committee today and I
look forward to the next step in the legislative process. All of the bills
passed the Assembly Committee on Mental Health Reform with bipartisan
support and are now ready to be scheduled for a vote on the Assembly floor. Hopefully, these
bills will be on the governor’s desk by the end of this legislative session.
The Wisconsin Cares Legislative Package enjoys a wide range of support from groups
throughout Wisconsin including the Alzheimer's Association, the Alzheimer's
and Dementia Alliance of Wisconsin, and AARP.
Misty Hyman Visits Neenah
On Saturday, I introduced Olympic Gold
Medalist Misty Hyman to Neenah on behalf of the 55th Assembly District
and the state of Wisconsin. Hyman spoke at the Shattuck Middle School
Auditorium and shared her uplifting story with those in attendance.
I’m proud to have been able to welcome such an accomplished individual
to our community. Misty had an amazing story to tell and I am glad she
came to Neenah to share it with us.
Hyman has won 13 U.S. titles and five NCAA swimming titles in her
career, along with a gold medal in the 200m butterfly in the 2000 Sydney
Olympics. She shared her inspiring journey from childhood to becoming an
Olympian. Hyman also discussed the many obstacles she overcame on her
way to winning an Olympic gold and how everyone has the opportunity to
achieve great things in their own lives.
Not many people are given the opportunity to meet an Olympian. I hope
the kids and everyone in the audience took to heart Misty’s story of
perseverance and will use it as a way to overcome obstacles in their own
Olympic Gold Medalist Misty Hyman
with Rep. Rohrkaste
When : Monday, February 8, from 7:30 -
Where: Shellattes, 330 North Commercial
Thanks to Cathy Sandeen, Chancellor of UW Colleges & Extension