3/31/2016
Dietetic Internship Legislation Signed by Governor Madison, WI – Last week, legislation introduced by State Representative Mike Rohrkaste (R-Neenah) was signed into law by Governor Walker. The bill creates a statewide Dietetic Internship Program in Wisconsin’s Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program. The program will train Registered Dietitian Nutritionists (RDNs) to enhance the quality of nutrition services delivered to Wisconsin WIC clients. In February, the legislation passed the Assembly and Senate unanimously.
3/22/2016
Wisconsin Cares Legislation Signed by Governor Madison, WI – Today, State Representative Mike Rohrkaste (R-Neenah) and the rest of the Speaker’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s and Dementia had three significant bills from the Wisconsin Cares Legislative Package signed into law by Governor Walker. Each bill will directly help those living with dementia and their caregivers.
3/16/2016
Senate Approves Wisconsin Cares Legislation Madison, WI – State Representative Mike Rohrkaste (R-Neenah) applauds the Wisconsin State Senate for passing several bills from the Wisconsin Cares Alzheimer’s and Dementia Legislative Package. This package of bills was the culmination of months of work by the Speaker’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s and Dementia and seeks to help those living with dementia and their caregivers.
2/18/2016
Wisconsin Cares Package Passes Assembly Madison, WI – Today, State Representative Mike Rohrkaste (R-Neenah) joined his colleagues in the Wisconsin State Assembly to pass 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.
1/20/2016
Task Force Unveils Alzheimer's and Dementia Legislative Package Madison – The Speaker’s Task Force on Alzheimer’s and Dementia is introducing ten, bipartisan bills to improve the care of those suffering from these diseases by providing community-based resources and education. Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in America and the only one in the top ten that can’t be prevented, treated or cured, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.