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Forward Fridays


Welcome to my latest e-update! Here are highlights from the past week as your State Representative. 

As always, feel free to reach out to my office with any questions or concerns you have.

Forward together!  


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Saturday November 9th
Cranky Al's 
6901 W North Ave, Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Donuts will be provided!
RSVP @ Rep.Vining@legis.wisconsin.gov 

Share this graphic with your military friends, family, neighbors, including those in reserves! 

Health Committee

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On Wednesday, I came to Madison for an Assembly Committee on Health Public Hearing. We heard testimony for 5 bills, which lasted approximately 5 hours. 

Here are the bills we heard about:

Assembly Bill 287
Relating to: certifications for advance directives and findings of incapacity related to powers of attorney for health care

Assembly Bill 462
Relating to: right to specific staffing arrangements for certain patients in an intensive treatment program

Assembly Bill 313
Relating to: establishing a tick-borne disease study committee

Assembly Bill 314
Relating to: increasing the number of authorized positions for the Department of Health Services and making an appropriation

Assembly Bill 317
Relating to: Department of Natural Resources' efforts to raise awareness about Lyme disease 

We anticipate possibly voting on these bills in an Executive Session for Health Committee at the end of this month, as well as another public hearing on October 30th. 

Let us know if you have any thoughts or questions on these bills!

Blue Books
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What is the Wisconsin Blue Book? 

Published biennially, the Wisconsin Blue Book is a valuable source for information about the State of Wisconsin. First published in 1853 as a manual for legislators, the Blue Book has evolved into a useful tool for the state’s residents, as well as a historical record of Wisconsin state government.

The Blue Book’s mission is to furnish the legislature and the public with information on state officers and governmental organization, along with statistical information and articles of general interest.

Get the 2019-2020 edition of the Wisconsin Blue Book by emailing our office at Rep.Vining@legis.wisconsin.gov with your name and mailing address. We'd be happy to drop off or send you a copy!

 Climate Change Task Force
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This week, Governor Evers signed an Executive Order creating a Task Force on Climate Change, which will be lead by Lieutenant Governor Barnes. Read the full EO here

 Upcoming Committees
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Click here for more information about the Assembly Committee on Children and Families

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Click here for more information about the Assembly Committee on Financial Institutions

 Assisted Living Facility - Brookfield

Azura Brookfield 2 10-17.jpgHonored to attend the groundbreaking celebration for Azura's new assisted living and memory care facility in Brookfield! We are also joined by Senator Kooyenga and Brookfield Mayor Steve Ponto. Thank you for inviting us! 
Fun fact: they are preserving the barn (pictured above) and keeping the farm stands on the property

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I announced a new initiative called "Topical Town Halls" - neighborhood educational opportunities about five different topics, hosted around the district throughout the fall and winter. 

Stay tuned for dates and locations of these town halls!  

Read my press release here to see the topics, announcing our Topical Town Halls.  

  Assembly Democrats Podcast

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Did you know that we have a podcast? Listen on Spotify or Apple Podcasts! The latest episode is available now!

They're short, sweet, and keep you up to date on the basic happenings in the Capitol. 

Looking Forward 
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We have some time slots open for 20 minute meetings on Monday, October 28th between 9am-11am in Brookfield. 

Let us know if you'd like to meet - we can schedule you for an appointment! 

Feel free to email or call my office with any questions or concerns, or meet with me at one of my in-district office hours or listening sessions.

Forward together,

Rep. Robyn Vining


Contact Us: 

State Capitol
P.O. Box 8953
Madison, WI 53708 

PH: (608) 266-9180
TF: (888) 534-0014

Email: Rep.Vining@legis.wi.gov 
Web: www.vining.assembly.wi.gov


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