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Senator Marklein’s 2015 Fall Legislative Survey
As families prepare to return to school and we get ready for fall, I
am seeking your input as I prepare for the fall legislative
Below you will find a link to a 10 question survey to seek your
thoughts on a number of relevant legislative issues and concepts
that we will be discussing in the coming months. This survey is one
of the many tools I use to learn more about the preferences of the
residents of the 17th Senate District.
This survey is available online at
http://legis.wisconsin.gov/senate/17/marklein or please feel
free to print out a copy from the link below and return it to me
at PO Box 7882, Madison, WI 53703 or via fax at 608-282-3557.
Please submit your survey by October 30, 2015.
I look forward to receiving your input!
For a PDF version of the survey, click
In the District
Great Steak Out!
Last week, I had the opportunity to help serve at the Green
County Cattlemen’s Great Steak Out that is held at the Green
County fairgrounds in Monroe. We served up some juicy ribeye
steaks and I had a great time meeting people. I even got to take
my picture with Green County Royalty!
*Green County Beef Princess, Madison
Katzenberger of Monroe, Senator Howard Marklein, and Green
County Beef Queen, Grace Tollakson of New Glarus
Loganville and Mauston Summer Parades
Summer is quickly wrapping up, but Representative Ed Brooks and
I had great weather for parades in both Loganville and Mauston
last weekend. I always enjoy seeing so many people come out for
*Senator Howard Marklein at the Loganville
Congratulations, Oshkosh Corp!
The U.S. Army has awarded Oshkosh Corp. a contract that could be
worth up to $30 billion and provide years of work to thousands
of Wisconsin employees building a new type of armored truck in
The Army plans to buy up to 50,000 of the vehicles, at a cost of
about $250,000 each, while the Marine Corps would purchase
5,500. In addition, there could be years’ worth of parts and
services for the multipurpose vehicles, which are meant to
replace thousands of military Humvees.
Defense industry analysts say it's the largest military vehicle
contract in the foreseeable future, and the competition for it
was intense. Oshkosh beat out a team made up of Lockheed Martin
Corp. and BAE Systems Plc, as well as bidder AM General LLC,
which built Humvees.
Vehicle production will start slowly, but the contract will
provide a big boost for the company's defense division, which
employs about 3,000 people, as well as for hundreds of
The Chief Engineer at Oshkosh Corp. is Kent Schulte. Kent
graduated from Richland Center High School in 1991 and then
graduated from UW-Platteville with an engineering degree. Kent’s
parents, Steve and Norene Schulte, live in Richland Center, and
Kent’s wife, Julie is from Viola and graduated from Kickapoo
High School. This is a great example of getting a quality
education and working hard to achieve your dreams.
Congratulations to Kent Schulte and Oshkosh Corp.’s entire team!
Congratulations, Platteville High School!
week, Newsweek released America's top high schools. These
rankings assess schools based on a broad range of data to
determine which institutions do the best job of preparing
students for college. Some of the schools featured a gold star
next to their name, which indicates that it meets their equity
measure by helping low-income students score at or above average
on state assessments.
proud to report that Platteville High School was ranked #200 in
the top 500 schools in the nation AND had a gold star next to
check out the full list of high schools
Revenue Numbers: Fiscal Year 2015
The Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) recently released a
report detailing general purpose revenue (GPR) taxes collected
by the agency for the 2015 fiscal year.
General purpose revenue (GPR) tax collections increased 4.3% in
fiscal year 2015 (FY15) compared to the prior year. The actual
revenue collections are 0.5% more than the Legislative Fiscal
Bureau's (LFB) January 2015 estimate of $14,469.8 million.
The following table shows the GPR collections for the 2015
General Purpose Revenue (GPR) Collections, FY 2015
Fiscal Year 2015 Unaudited Final
Amounts in Thousands ($), rounded
Estimate for FY 2015
|General Sales and Use
|Liquor and Wine
*Source: Department of Revenue
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