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  • New Legislative Session

  • New COVID-19 Legislation

  • Low-Flying Helicopter to Perform Survey

  • Getting Through to DWD

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Ron's Recap: January 8, 2021

This session, the first bill I proudly support is Assembly Bill 1, containing 44 provisions that address the coronavirus pandemic in Wisconsin. This bill provides much-needed relief to Wisconsinites, especially the unemployed, elderly, and frontline workers. 



 105th Wisconsin Legislative Session

Once again, I am blessed and thankful for the opportunity to represent you, my friends and neighbors, in Madison. I am committed to making life in the 3rd Assembly District better for everyone.

This session I will serve on the following committees:

  • Committee on Judiciary (chair)
  • Joint Committee Law Revision (co-chair)
  • Committee on Environment (vice-chair)
  • Committee on Campaigns and Elections
  • Committee on Forestry, Parks and Outdoor Recreation
  • Committee on Insurance
  • Committee on Education
  • Committee on Sporting Heritage
  • Commission on Uniform State Laws
  • Judicial Council

Please contact my office anytime with your questions, thoughts, concerns, or ideas. My staff and I are happy to assist you and we look forward to another successful legislative session!

Low-Flying Helicopter to Conduct Survey of Northeastern Wisconsin Bedrock

Through a partnership with multiple state and federal agencies, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) will use airborne electromagnetic (AEM) technology to measure the depth to bedrock in areas of northeastern Wisconsin. A low-flying helicopter will tow a magnetic sensor that will provide accurate science-based data about below ground properties to update depth to bedrock maps. Knowing how deep the soil is before reaching bedrock is key to understanding how to protect groundwater from potential pollutants applied on the surface. The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is leading the project, with collaboration from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey (WGNHS), and DATCP.

Depending on weather and flight conditions, DATCP anticipates surveying to begin in early January, with the helicopter flying over the following counties: Brown, Calumet, Door, Fond du Lac, Kewaunee, Manitowoc, and Sheboygan. The helicopter will fly in a grid pattern, with half-mile spacing between flight lines. To ensure data accuracy, flight measurements will be compared against a three-mile control line of on-the-ground measurements taken by WGNHS.

To learn more about the project, visit https://aemsurvey.wi.gov



Local COVID-19 Testing Available

ThedaCare will have a COVID-19 testing site available Wednesday, Jan. 13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Chilton High School.

The tests are a drive-thru self-swap process and is open to anyone with symptoms or possible exposure to COVID-19. It is asked that the Quinney Road entrance is used.

Pre-registration is required by visiting doineedacovid19test.com and further information about testing sites at calumet county.org/920/calumet-county-testing-site.

A COVID-19 test site at Christ the Rock Church in Harrison will continue to be open on Thursdays.

Read more about the COVID-19 testing sites in The Brillion News here


Assistance Getting Through to DWD

Since March of last year, my office has received hundreds of contacts from concerned individuals who have lost their job. They have applied for unemployment insurance, but have had to wait weeks to hear anything about their claim. Some had to wait half a year to get their claim resolved. 

If you still have not received your unemployment insurance from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, please contact my office. We are here to help!

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