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  • Protecting Women in Sports

  • Cyberstalking Hearing Next Week

  • Buy Wisconsin Grants Available

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Ron's Recap: March 5, 2021


On Saturday, March 6th, the Kimberly Boys Basketball team will compete in the WIAA State Tournament. I am proud of their impressive season and wish them the best as they compete in the state championship! Tip off begins at 10:45am. 

 Protecting Women in Sports

This week, I was proud to co-sponsor the Protecting Women in Sports Act. This important legislation will help ensure that Title 9 is upheld and women across Wisconsin have a fair chance in earning sports scholarships and fair competition. This bill will prevent biologically born males from competing in women's sports. 

Thank you Representative Barbara Dittrich for your leadership on this important issue! What a great way to kick off Women's History Month!


Cyberstalking Hearing Next Week

One of my first bills of this session, Assembly Bill 83, will get a public hearing next week Wednesday, at 10:00am and will be heard before the Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety. This bill amends the definition of stalking to explicitly include attempts to contact the victim via text messaging and other electronic means of communication, including sending and posting online content. 

If you or someone you know has been a victim of cyberstalking and would like to testify about your experience, please let my office know! Please e-mail Rep.Tusler@legis.wisconsin.gov or call my office at (608) 266-5831 if you have any questions or would like more information. You can also find additional details for the hearing by clicking here or on the image below. 



Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin Grants Available

Wisconsin businesses and farmers who are looking to grow within local markets are encouraged to apply for a Buy Local, Buy Wisconsin grant. Proposals must be received before 12:00 p.m. on March 26, 2021. The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) will award up to $30,000 in grant funding; requests can be between $5,000 and $50,000. Each proposal must include a cover page, a completed budget template and a project description.

To qualify, applicants must be individuals, groups or business involved in Wisconsin production agriculture, food processing, food distribution, food warehousing, retail food establishments or agricultural tourism operations. Since the grant began in 2008, there have been more 450 applications submitted. Of those applicants, seventy-six projects have been funded all over Wisconsin. Previous grant recipients have generated nearly $10 million in new local food sales, created and retained more than 200 jobs and assisted thousands of producers and markets.

Applications can be found online at https://datcp.wi.gov/Pages/BuyLocalBuyWisconsinGrants.aspx