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from Rep. Rohrkaste.
Rohrkaste here with this week’s video e-update. It’s been busy lately in
Madison and in the 55th, and I’d like to fill you in on what has been going
First, I would like to thank the over 75 constituents who attended my three
budget listening sessions last week. The meetings were very helpful, and I
would like to thank everyone for being well prepared and very engaged in the
budget process. Your feedback on transportation, education, and the DNR were
particularly beneficial. I will be holding more listening sessions in the
future and encourage anyone who is able to attend.
Second, Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch visited the 55th Assembly
District on Monday, and we were able to tour both STEP Industries and Pierce
Manufacturing during her visit. STEP is instrumental in helping those with
various addictions successfully reenter the workforce, and Pierce is the
largest maker of fire trucks in the US. Both help to make our communities
such a great place to live and work.
Lastly, it was a very busy week at the State Capitol. The Assembly was in
session on Tuesday and Thursday, passing legislation that will positively
impact thousands of Wisconsinites. On Tuesday, we passed
legislation, which helps people suffering from a terminal illness get access
to new lifesaving treatments. Over 33 states have already approved this
bipartisan legislation, and I am proud to have voted in favor of it. We also
passed legislation allowing patients with medical conditions to possess
CBD oil with a doctor’s approval. CBD
oil has been shown to help those who
suffer from seizure disorders, and the bill passed with overwhelming
On Thursday, we passed legislation which neither requires nor prohibits the
use of project
labor agreements as a condition to win a bid for a public
construction project. Requiring these agreements can discourage many
contractors from participating in bidding for public construction projects.
This legislation will help to open up the bidding process to allow more
competition, as well as allow government to better assess different quality
and costs, and ultimately lead to the best value for taxpayers.
As always, thank you for listening, and please don’t hesitate to contact my
office in the future with any questions or concerns.
Lieutenant Governor Kleefisch Visits the 55th!
Governor Kleefisch and me on a tour of Pierce Manufacturing.
I would like
to thank STEP Industries and Pierce Manufacturing for hosting Lieutenant
Governor Kleefisch and me during her trip to the 55th Assembly District. The Fox
Cities have a lot to be proud of and I am glad we could showcase such
outstanding local businesses and people.
Chief Master Isaiah Bastian, me, and Second Lieutenant Lisa Bastian
members of the Fox Cities Composite
Squadron of the Wisconsin Wing of the Civil
Air Patrol stopped by my office. The
Civil Air Patrol is a great
non-profit, volunteer organization that serves as the official auxiliary of
the United States Air Force. It is focused on emergency services, aerospace
education for youth and the general public, and cadet programs for teenage
youth. The Fox Cities Composite Squadron has been serving the Fox Cities
area for nearly 40 years, and I am always glad to have them visit the
If you are interested in learning more about
bills that I have authored, co-sponsored, or voted on please
click here. This link will take you directly to my Wisconsin State
Legislative page. Also, if you are interested in viewing my office