March 17, 2017

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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Budget Listening Sessions and Survey

Every two years, the legislature goes through the biennial budget process. An important part of this is to gather feedback from our constituents on the Governor's proposal so the legislature knows your views on the budget. As I have done in the past, I have scheduled budget listening sessions and also created a budget survey that will go out in the mail in the next few weeks.

Please watch your mailbox for the budget survey and mark your calendar to attend one of the budget listening sessions. We will also put up an online survey in a few weeks, if you'd prefer to respond electronically. Please note: the purpose of these budget listening sessions is to gather feedback on the budget proposal. If you have thoughts and concerns relating to other issues, I would encourage to contact my office outside of these sessions. I welcome your comments at any point, through any medium, so if you cannot make it to a listening session, just email or call my office.

On Saturday, April 22, I will hold listening sessions for the 56th Assembly District.

Village of Winneconne

Municipal Building, Winneconne

31 South 2nd St. Entrance



Fox Valley Technical College

Appleton Campus

Room A160AB Entrance 15



The Joint Committee on Finance, which is the committee that votes on individual budget items, also holds listening sessions throughout the state. I am not a member of this committee, but we work closely with our colleagues on that committee to give them feedback and proposals on issues important to our district.


This year, the Committee will hold 6 public hearings at the following locations:

1. Monday, April 3 - UW-Platteville, Platteville

2. Wednesday, April 5 - State Fair Park, Milwaukee

3. Friday, April 7 - Berlin High School, Berlin

4. Tuesday, April 18 - Spooner High School, Spooner

5. Wednesday, April 19 - Ellsworth High School, Ellsworth

6. Friday, April 21 - Marinette High School, Marinette


Even if you can't make a listening session, please contact my office anytime to make your voice heard.

Thanks for Visiting!

Winneconne Elementary School

Towns Association (Left to Right: Tom Snider, Winneconne, Ed Sypek, Vinland, Jim March, Grand Chute)

The Wisconsin Tavern League

Options for Independent Living (John Meissner, Advocacy Coordinator from Appleton)

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I use Facebook to update constituents more frequently on my work in Madison and the 56th Assembly District. I look forward to using this as another way to connect with constituents and encourage you to follow it and watch for regular updates.

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I live in Greenville, but have an office at the State Capitol in Madison. If you are in downtown Madison, please feel free to stop by and say hello! Just go to the information desk in the rotunda, and they can direct you on how to find my office, 318 North. At the bottom of each e-update, you'll see my office contact information.

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.

Thank you for the opportunity to serve you.

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