Speaker's Task Force on Adoption Holds Third Public Hearing

This week the Speaker’s Task Force on Adoption met in Balsam Lake where they took testimony from community stakeholders to learn about the problems many face when trying to adopt children in Wisconsin.

Last session, I served on the Speaker’s Task Force on Foster Care where we learned about the difficulties facing the child welfare system in Wisconsin. At the conclusion of several statewide public hearings, the task force came forward with recommendations for legislation that passed the Assembly and aimed to improve the foster care system in Wisconsin.

We learned through the committee that the adoption process is long, difficult and expensive in Wisconsin bringing about the need for the adoption task force to address those issues. The adoption task force will build off the efforts of the foster care task force from the previous session.

I look forward to seeing the recommendations that come from the task force.

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South Milwaukee Heritage Days Parade

Don’t miss the annual South Milwaukee Heritage Days Parade on Saturday at 11 am. Following the parade will be the Great Duck Race at 2 pm and the Lionsfest Rib Dinner at 4 pm. Don’t miss any of the fun!

For more details visit: https://smheritagedays.org/

Road Construction to Impact Oak Creek and South Milwaukee

The Cities of Oak Creek and South Milwaukee are informing residents of road repairs along S. Pennsylvania Ave. from Drexel to Rawson Avenues. Residents can expect delays and alternate routes of travel are recommended from Thursday, July 25 through Tuesday, July 30. The road will be closed to traffic at times for paving.

State Fair Returns

August is just around the corner which means the Wisconsin State Fair is almost here. The State Fair runs from August 1-11 and is filled with loads of attractions for the entire family including great food, live music and amusement park rides. You won't want to miss out on the fun!

For more information or to order tickets visit: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/12630/wisconsin-state-fair-tickets

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