June Dairy Month 

Bright and early last Saturday morning, I was flipping pancakes for the Barron County Dairy Breakfast. Thank you to Gehl Acres Farm in Cameron for hosting this year. This weekend is the Tri-County Dairy Breakfast in Spooner. If you didn't get out last weekend, I encourage you to attend this weekend. For more details about the Dairy Breakfasts throughout the state click here.

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Assembly Education Plan

On Tuesday, the Wisconsin Assembly Republicans unveiled our education funding plan for the budget. One important aspect of this plan for our district, is targeting aid to frugal, low-spending districts. In 1993 levy limits were established and if schools were frugal at this time they got locked into low limits. Many of our school districts go to referendum on a regular basis because the levy limits have not kept pace with the cost of education. This plan increases the low revenue adjustment under these revenue limits which school districts will be able to use to increase the school levy. Under this plan, more new money will also be available for classroom use. To hear Joint Finance Co-Chair Rep. Nygren and Joint Finance member Rep. Felzkowski discuss the plan visit the WisconsinEye Facebook page or Wisconsin State Representative John Nygren Facebook page.

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On Thursday, Rep. Nygren, Rep. Felzkowski, Rep. Bernier and I were in Lake Hallie to talk about the education plan put forward by the Wisconsin Assembly Republicans. Cameron School District Superintendent Joe Leschisin (pictured above) also attended the press availability, taking the time to talk about the importance of helping low spending districts.

Rural Education Community Roundtable

Last week, I had the privilege of being part of the Preserving Pathways Rural Education Community Roundtable at UW-Barron County. The roundtable was a part of the three part series put on by the UW-Colleges and Extensions which also focused on healthcare and the economy in rural Wisconsin. The roundtable was facilitated by Chancellor Sandeen and was meant to discuss the unique challenges that rural schools face, such as, declining enrollment, staff shortages, insufficient broadband, and high transportation costs. It was great to have community members and panel members discussing this topic and coming up with solutions to address the problems. Here is a short video about our discussion and the issues and opportunities we identified.

Want a Blue Book?

We have lots of Blue Books and road maps in my office - would you like one? Blue Books are full of great information about state government: biographies of legislators, information on state agencies, and more! I'm happy to drop one off with you personally. To request either a Blue Book or map, please call my office phone toll-free at (888) 534-0075 or email rep.quinn@legis.wisconsin.gov.

Thank you to all who have written or called to voice their opinions or ask questions. My office is always open, and your feedback truly helps guide my thinking.

State Capitol Room 323 North - PO Box 8953, Madison, WI 53708

(888) 534-0075

Email: Rep.Quinn@legis.wisconsin.gov

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