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  • Touring Agropur 

  • Tax Cut Vetoed

  • Move Over or Slow Down for Emergency Vehicles

  • Updates from the DNR

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Ron's Recap: February 28, 2020

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This week, along with my legislative colleagues from the Fox Valley, I honored Appleton's outgoing Mayor, Tim Hanna, for his 24 years of service to the City of Appleton, WI. Thank you, Mayor Hanna, for your outstanding leadership and the long lasting impact you have made in the community! 

 Touring Agropur in Little Chute

This week, I had the opportunity to tour Agropur of Little Chute. I saw firsthand how they make quality cheese products for Wisconsinites to enjoy. Under my bill, AB 821, Agropur will have the opportunity to expand its current cheese making facility, which is expected to: 

  • Generate an additional $40 million economic impact on the Little Chute area and Fox Valley farmers;
  • Have a $1.5 million impact on local businesses involved in facility business operations; and
  • Create 40 new full-time positions
  • Set the stage for future expansion.
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Tax Cut Vetoed 

Despite record education funding for K-12 schools in the 2019-2021 budget, Governor Evers vetoed the tax cut.

I am proud to have voted in favor of the 2019-2021 budget which increased education funding by $604 per student over two years, increased special education funding by 22%, and doubled funding for student mental health programs. After making such an investment in Wisconsin's school, I voted for a tax cut that would have returned much of Wisconsin's surplus to you, the hardworking taxpayers of Wisconsin.

This week Governor Evers vetoed the proposal that would have saved the average Wisconsin middle class family $105, paid down part of the state debt, and added to Wisconsin's rainy day fund. 

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Move Over or Slow Down for Emergency Vehicles 

Did you know, state law requires traffic to move over or slow down for stopped emergency vehicles on Wisconsin roadways? 
Unfortunately, failure of motorists to move over is one of the main reasons that motor vehicle crashes kill more law enforcement officers on duty than any other cause.
Please be conscious of our emergency responders by slowing down and preparing to change lanes when you see flashing lights. If you are unable to move over, slow down to a safe speed to pass a workspace.

 

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Updates from the DNR

  • The 2020 elk tag application period begins on March 1st and runs through May 31st.  This fall marks the third elk hunt in state history.
  • Updated state, regional and local fishing regulations – geared at providing good fishing opportunities to the public and fulfilling management goals – will go into effect on April 1st.  These updates include a statewide continuous catch-and-release season for bass.
  • With snowmobile fatalities in 2020 having already exceeded the total number of snowmobile deaths in 2019, the DNR is reminding snowmobilers to ride responsibly.
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