Legislative Update

April 6, 2017

Here's What I 'm  Working On For You!

Thank you for allowing me to serve you in Madison. It is my solemn and continuing promise to deliver results on the issues most important to you and your family. Please feel free to call or e-mail me anytime, or attend one of my upcoming in-district listening sessions. Thank you again for allowing me to serve you. I hope to hear from you soon!


Green Bay Correctional Institution


(Click on the picture above to see a news clip regarding replacement of GBCI)

In a few weeks, I will be introducing legislation to decommission the GBCI and replace it with a new facility in Northeast Wisconsin. While I am preparing for my mid-April press conference to formally release the legislation and data supporting this initiative, it is becoming clear that the current costs of operating and maintaining the 118-year old facility exceed the expense to build a new facility. Additionally, it is becoming increasingly clear that other challenges facing the facility, including capacity, worker safety, efficiency and improved inmate care are only available in a new facility.

Below are a few links to recent television and print media coverage of this issue.

Fox 11 investigates plan to redevelop GBCI

Governor Walker open to Green Bay Correctional Closure

Lawmaker proposes closing Green Bay Prison

What do you think about my proposal to close and replace GBCI? Please let me know!

Spring Survey

Spring legislative surveys will be hitting mailboxes soon, so please take the time to let me know your thoughts on important state and budget related issues. You can also fill out a survey online: 2017 Survey. I look forward to hearing from you!


LRB2355 designates the month of May as "Gold Star Awareness Month" in honor of those who have lost a family member in the military.

LRB2171 and LRB2378 increase the amount of grant money someone is eligible for when their water supply becomes contaminated and they need to fix or replace their well.   

Find the full list of legislation Authored or Co-Authored by Rep. Steffen here!

State Agency News

Brown County UW Extension

The Brown County UW Extension program has issued its April electronic newsletter, which can be found at this link. Highlights include a money management workshop directed towards older adults, and a large docket of horticulture classes, just in time for spring!

Upcoming Listening Sessions

April 17
Howard Village Hall
2456 Glendale Avenue

April 21
3:00 pm-5:30pm
Allouez Village Hall
1900 Libal Street

April 22
Corporate Conference Center, Executive Dining Room (Parking located in lot F)
2740 W Mason Street

If you are unable to attend one of my upcoming listening sessions, please contact my office with any questions or comments regarding the 2017-2019 budget. I would like to hear from you!


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Office of Rep. David Steffen-State Capitol-21 North-Post Office Box 8953-Madison, WI 53708-8953

(608)-266-5840-Toll Free (888) 534-0004-Fax (608) 282-3604    Rep.Steffen@legis.wi.gov

Website: http://legis.wisconsin.gov/assembly/04/steffen/