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 Thank you for subscribing to my legislative e-update! This communication will outline what's happening in the Capitol and highlight my efforts while representing you and the state of Wisconsin. On occasion, I will also profile some of our great Green Bay area people and programs that make our community a better place. I hope you enjoy it!

Governor Evers Visits Green Bay Correctional Institute

This summer, Govenror Evers vetoed my proposal to begin the process of decommissioning the crumbling, 121-year old Allouez prison in an effort to save taxpayers over $150 million in outstanding, deferred repairs.

This week, Governor Evers, Department of Corrections Secretary Carr and Allouez officials met and toured GBCI together. While the discussion primarily revolved around forthcoming, state-wide corrections reform efforts, the value and need for closing the states most dangerous prison was thoroughly discussed.

This meeting and the continuing, real-world issues facing Allouez are discussed in yesterday's coverage of Governor Evers visit to GBCI. Please check it out below, and please stay engaged on this critically important issue.

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Please Sign the Petition Supporting the Port Expansion Bill

We are getting very close to getting my state grant proposal (AB 325) onto Governor Evers desk. I need your help in showing him that the community wants this to happen.

 Please click the link below and take 15 seconds to let the State Senate and Governor Evers know this is important to you and Brown County.

Click here to sign the petition.

Coal Pile/Port Expansion Bill Update

This week, AB 325, a bill I authored relating to a harbor assistance grant for the city of Green Bay passed the Senate Executive Session on Transportation, Veterans and Military Affairs. Now it is available to be scheduled to be voted on in the Senate.

 For five decades, the City of Green Bay has advocated for relocating those coal piles in downtown, through this legislation, we’ve got our best shot to make that happen.

Under this bill, the Department of Transportation will award a harbor assistance grant of not more than $1,200,000 to the city of Green Bay for planning and geo-technical work at the former WPS coal-fired plant site located at the mouth of the Fox River. The 200+ acres at this alternate site will be an ideal location for the coal pile relocation, and allow for the Port of Green Bay to dramatically expand its current port capacities. This investment could eclipse $15 million and will maximize Green Bay’s downtown potential.

 Again, to help this important legislation become law, please click the picture below and sign the petition. Thank you for the continued support of this transformative proposal.