February 16, 2017


LISTENING

CALL TODAY TO SCHEDULE COFFEE WITH SCOTT!

Roots Coffeebar & Café in Waukesha

Some people shy away from standing up in a town hall setting, and that’s understandable.  With that in mind, we’re experimenting with a new format, “Coffee with Scott,” which will be a pre-scheduled, one-on-one, ten-minute meetings with Rep. Allen.  We hope this will encourage productive interaction, and help constituents feel more at ease discussing their concerns about state government.

The event will be held on Thursday, February 23rd from 4:00 to 5:30 P.M. at Roots Coffeebar & Café, 363 W. Main Street in downtown Waukesha.

Constituents interested in talking with Rep. Allen about their legislative priorities are asked to schedule a 10-minute time slot by contacting his office. Appointments will be made on a first-scheduled, first served basis. To schedule a meeting, call 608-266-8581, email Rep.Allen@legis.wi.gov, or sign up on Facebook!


FIRST THOUGHTS ON THE BUDGET

Roots Coffeebar & Café in Waukesha

Last week we heard Governor Walker give his outline of his priorities in the state budget. Now, as the Fiscal Bureau does their work, we will take time to hear from our neighbors in public listening session about their priorities. My job right now is about listening.

It is exciting to learn about the elimination of the statewide property tax. There is no need for the State of Wisconsin to have a statewide property tax and the news of its demise is welcome. Significantly, this budget expands the culture of work and reinforces the family as a building block for life success.

The budget proposal will now be studied by the Legislative Fiscal Bureau for further action by the Joint Finance Committee over the next few months.


CONTINUING THE FIGHT AGAINST OPIOD ABUSE

This legislative session I am co-sponsoring a handful of measures to combat opioid abuse in Wisconsin. These important measures which will save lives in Wisconsin.


FAST FORWARD GRANTS

During his State of the State Address, Governor Walker announced that the Department of Workforce Development that up to $3 Million in new Wisconsin Fast Forward grants had become available. These grants are designed to provide Wisconsin’s employers with customized worker training solution for small business and construction workers. The application deadline is approaching and the following are some examples of the training grants that are offered by Wisconsin Fast Forward.

Worker Training for Construction Occupations
Application Deadline: March 3, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.
Individual Award Amount: $5,000 to $400,000
Grantee Match: $1 for every grant $1 requested

Worker Training for Small Businesses (50 or fewer full-time employees)
Application Deadline: March 3, 2017 at 11:59 p.m.
Individual Award Amount: $5,000 to $50,000
Grantee Match: $0.50 for every grant $1 requested

The Wisconsin Fast Forward has been an effective tool for helping to grow Wisconsin’s economy training grants. For more information or to apply for WFF visit www.WisconsinFastForward.com.

 

As always, if you have any comments or thoughts regarding the subject of this
E-Update, please feel free to contact me.

State Capitol Room 8 West - PO Box 8952, Madison, WI 53708
(888)534-0097
Email: Rep.allen@legis.wi.gov

Website: www.repallen.com

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