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Weekly E-Update

Dear Neighbor,

Welcome to my latest e-update. Here is a summary from the past week as your State Representative. 

As always, previous updates are available on our website and social media. 

Please contact my office with any questions or concerns.

Forward together,

Robyn Vining    

Grants for Movie Theatres, Event Venues and Live Event Small Businesses

Applications for COVID-19 relief grants aimed at helping movie theatres, event venues, and live small event businesses opened today! Governor Evers and the Department of Administration have allocated $33 million towards this grant program. Applications will remain open until October 15th. 

Find more information on these grant programs for event venues, live event small businesses, and movie theatres by clicking on which one pertains to you. 

Read Governor Evers full announcement HERE.

Local COVID-19 Response and Recovery Funding

This week Governor Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced that $58.4 million will be allocated to local and tribal health departments for COVID-19 pandemic response and recovery. Read the full announcement HERE.

Legislation I Co-Sponsored This Week

To keep you up to date on bills that I support, I am listing the bills that I co-sponsored this week below:

  • LRB-4340 - Recognizing September as Sickle Cell Awareness Month
  • LRB-4472 - Eliminating the mandatory wolf hunt
  • LRB-4373 - Allowing friends and family of inmates to buy from multiple vendors when sending products to them. 

Yom Kippur

I hope all who observed Yom Kippur had a meaningful fast.

2021-2022 Blue Books Coming!

The 2021-22 Legislative Session Blue Books will be arriving in our office soon! Please let us know if you are interested in receiving one! They are free and have information about Wisconsin’s elected officials, the units of government, fun facts about our state, and statistics.

Assembly Committee on Mental Health Next Week

Next week the Assembly Committee on Mental Health (of which I am the ranking Democratic member) will be meeting on Tuesday at 10AM for a public hearing and on Wednesday at 10AM for an Executive Session. Watch on wiseye.org. 

Fall Color Report

Travel Wisconsin has a fun site to show you how much fall color there is throughout Wisconsin and the estimated time for the fall color peak. (The estimated peak for Milwaukee is the 3rd week of October!) Find out more about fall colors across the state on their site HERE.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

As of September 17th, 6,259,730 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered in Wisconsin and 56% of Wisconsin residents have received at least one dose, with 52.8% fully vaccinated. 

If you have not yet been vaccinated, now is a critical time to get your vaccine. The vaccine protects individuals and communities from getting seriously ill or dying of COVID-19, including the variants. Currently, Wisconsin is seeing a rise in cases as the Delta variant spreads among the unvaccinated. The Delta variant spreads more easily and can cause more severe illness. Find more information of COVID-19 variants HERE.

En español, AQUI¿Tiene preguntas sobre la vacuna contra el COVID-19? Llame al 844-684-1064 (llamada gratuita)

For more information about where you can get a vaccine, visit the DHS website HERE.

For more information about where to get vaccinated in Waukesha County, visit their website HERE.

For more information about where to get vaccinated in the city of Wauwatosa, visit their website HERE.

For more information about where to get vaccinated in the city of Milwaukee, visit their website HERE. En español AQUI

COVID-19 Case Update

For daily updated information on COVID-19 in Wisconsin, visit the DHS website HERE.

14th District Counties

Milwaukee -  124,352 confirmed cases (increase of 418*)
Waukesha - 50,028 confirmed cases (increase of 201*)

*Changes over day prior


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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