Taking a Stand for Sportsmen and Women

There are few things more closely associated with Wisconsin than its long, storied history of sporting heritage. 

According to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, there were over 4.1 million hunting licenses sold in Wisconsin in 2020. Not only do those numbers speak to the sheer volume of people enjoying our state's abundant natural resources, but they also translate to countless memories being created and shared amongst sportsmen and women alike. 

Last week, a group of legislators introduced a package to preserve and enhance this enthusiasm.

Within the 13 bills unveiled were key reforms to cut red tape and expand opportunities for Wisconsinites to get out and enjoy the outdoors. Key measures include simplifying the turkey hunting season to make it more accessible, increasing the number of pheasants introduced after each season around the state, and allowing for a controlled sandhill crane season.

I would like to hear from you: What do you think about these proposals? How do you think we can make it easier for people to partake in one of Wisconsin's greatest traditions? 

First Responder of the Year: Kathy Brockman

I'm proud to announce my office has selected Kathy Brockman as the 5th Assembly District's First Responder of the Year. 

Kathy has dedicated more than 20 years to the Freedom EMS community and provided leadership to modernize their force. Congrats Kathy and thank you so much for your selflessness and service! 

You can find a copy of my full press release with more details on Kathy's distinguished career here

October is National Book Month

I joined fourth graders at Victor Haen Elementary School this morning for National Book Month. National Book Month is celebrated each October and focuses on the importance on reading, writing and literature. It was great to see so many young minds excited about books and reading!

Check out the Brown and Outagamie county websites to find a library near you before the month is over. 

Area Code Dialing Starts Sunday

Did you know that you will now need 10 digits to make phone calls?

Starting this Sunday, October 24th, local calls will require both an area code and the seven-digit phone number. Previously, people within the same area code did not need to dial the code to connect.

The change comes as the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is adding a new nationwide phone number for suicide prevention and mental health help. 

Saturday is Drug Take Back Day

This Saturday, October 23rd, is Drug Take Back Day. This day gives people the opportunity to safely dispose of expired or unwanted prescription medications. 

Please visit https://doseofrealitywi.gov for information on take back locations.

Thank you for taking the time to read my legislative and district update! If you have questions about any of the content in the message or about state programs or initiatives, please feel free to reach out to me or my office!