September 11, 2015

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A Conversation with Regent Tim Higgins: Part 3

I'll be using my e-updates to highlight constituents of the 56th District and give you the opportunity to learn about some of the dedicated public servants we have in our own community. This is the last video of my conversation with Regent Tim Higgins.

Tim is a constituent of the 56th District and serves on the UW Board of Regents. In this video, we talked about the Wisconsin Idea and the benefits the UW contributes to our taxpayers and economic development.

Click the photo to watch the video. (approx. 11 minutes)

***Note: The video was filmed before the budget was completed.***

Online Tool to Report Invasive Species

In last week's e-update, there was a story about an invasive aquatic species called round gobies that were recently discovered below the Neenah dam. You can learn more about round gobies from the Department of Natural Resource's (DNR) September 3rd, press release.

The DNR needs your assistance to report findings of these invasive species. If you catch a round goby, you should kill it, and if you have access to a mobile device, immediately submit a report of the catch to the DNR via an online survey tool. Anglers are also being encouraged to bring single dead goby specimens caught on Lake Winnebago or the lower Fox River system below the Neenah and Menasha dams to the DNR Oshkosh office located at 625 E. County Road Y Suite 700, Oshkosh, WI, 54901. The office is open 8:30am to 4:00pm Monday through Friday. More information here.

2015-2016 Blue Books are Available

The 2015-2016 Wisconsin Blue Books are in! These book are a great resource to learn about the legislative, executive, and judicial branches and the public officials who serve in each branch, as well as the Wisconsin federal congressional delegation, state constitution, elections, state history, statistical information, and facts about Wisconsin. This year the feature article is about Wisconsin in the Civil War.

If you are interested in ordering a Blue Book, at no charge to you, please send an email to with the following information: your name, mailing address, phone number, and the number of Blue Books you want.

You can read the Blue Book online.



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If your school or group plans to tour the Capitol building, please let me know in advance. I'd love to visit with you for a few minutes and take a group photo.

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