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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!   

 Special Session

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This week, Governor Evers called on the State Legislature to meet in a special session on gun violence legislation. These bills are Extreme Risk Protection Orders and Universal Background Checks. Read more about the Special Session announcement here, and watch the full press conference here. The Special Session will take place on Thursday, November 7th at 2pm. 

Let us know your thoughts -- what do you think about the special session? 

Children & Families Committee
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On Wednesday, I came to Madison for an Assembly Committee on Children and Families Public Hearing. We heard testimony from the Department of Children and Families and the Department of Safety and Professional Services on three rule changes:

CR 18-098 creates a process by which certain professions can practice substance abuse counseling as a specialty. 

CR 19-089 makes updates to administrative code pertaining to child care licensing based on federal changes to the child care development block grant. 

CR 19-070 allows interest to be considered part of a total amount of child support owed for the purposes of administrative enforcement (i.e. wage garnishment). 

Public hearings are often for testimony on proposed bills, and sometimes they are about rule changes. 

For information about the committee process for rules, click here.


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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! 

 BEAST Robotics

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On my way home from Madison, I stopped by the 2202 BEAST Robotics community event where the BEAST Robotics team mentors and hangs out with the younger teams. The BEAST team has students from Brookfield East and Brookfield Central High School. I was able to watch a core values trial, hear about gracious professionalism, their trip to DC and World’s, friendships made and lessons learned. It was a really special couple of hours. I’m so proud of the young people of our district! 

 Upcoming Committees

Health Committee Public Hearing

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Click here for more information on the Assembly Committee on Health

Health Committee Executive Session

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Financial Institutions Committee Public Hearing

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



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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 winter and spring -- November, January, February, March, and April. 

We are thinking about adding a May town hall as well on maternal health and combating the rising maternal mortality rates in Wisconsin -- let us know if that is a topic of interest to you!

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 a couple 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! 

If you would like to request a Wisconsin Blue Book or highway map, send us an email at Rep.Vining@legis.wisconsin.gov!

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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