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From Landfills to Fuel


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    On Wednesday, a bill I authored with Senator Cowles passed out of the Assembly Committee on Environment and Forestry as well as the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and Energy. The bill (AB 789) paves the way for pyrolysis and gasification to come to Wisconsin.

    So, what are pyrolysis and gasification you ask? They are new processes that convert post-use and currently non-recycled plastics in valuable commodities like oils, lubricants, and even fuel. That's right, FUEL! In fact, these processes could reduce our dependence on foreign oil and provide enough fuel for 150,000 cars per year.

    The bill is good for the not only the environment, but also for business. It does not change any environmental standards, reduces the amount of waste in landfills, and has the potential to create many jobs. A whole new industry may be coming to Wisconsin, and this bill is the first step toward making it happen. You can see our joint press release here and the testimony here.

    If there is anything I can do to assist you, please contact my office. You can share your thoughts, find out additional information on issues, or see where I stand on any legislation. I look forward to hearing from you and, as always, working for you.



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Representative Paul Tittl

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*Pictured (from left to right): Rep. Swearingen, Steve Hall (my staff member), Craig Cookson (American Chemistry Council), William Ullom (Vadxx Energy), and Dan Mohs (Placon Corporation)
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Mental Health Committee Hearing

    I also chaired a Mental Health Committee meeting on Wednesday. We heard testimony on two different bills: AB 782 and AB 815. Public hearings are wonderful opportunities for legislators to get expert testimony from people who know the most about issues.

    For instance, we heard directly from foster parents (pictured above) when we discussed AB 782. This bill is part of the Foster Forward package. It would allow for the limited release of mental health information to out-of-home care providers and child welfare agencies. This could prevent burn-out for foster parents and help kids receive the best care possible.

    AB 815 would let law enforcement bring individuals who are going into emergency detention or who will be involuntarily committed to be transported to the most convenient mental health institute. It would also facilitate the creation of a grant program for regional mental health crisis centers.   








Joint Listening Sessions Jan. 29th

    Representative Tittl and Senator LeMahieu will be hosting joint listening sessions in the 25th Assembly district on Monday, Jan. 29th. The listening sessions will take place in Hilbert and Valders. Details are below.

  • 10:00 - 10:30 a.m. at Hilbert Community Center, 45 N 5th St, Hilbert, WI 54129
  • 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. at Valders Community Center, 420 N Liberty St, Valders, WI 54245

    Please come to share your opinions and discuss bills with your legislators. For more information, contact Representative Tittl's office.


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  Madison, WI 53708-8953
  Phone: 1-888-529-0025


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  • I will be on the radio Monday morning. Call in to WCUB (980 AM) at 920-683-6800 at 8:15 a.m. or WOMT (1240 AM) at 920-682-0351 at 9:30 a.m. I am looking forward to hearing from you and answering questions.
  • The State of the State address from Governor Walker is scheduled for Jan. 24th at 3 p.m. Don't forget to tune in!
  • The 15th annual Wisconsin Governor's Business Plan Contest is now accepting applications online for 2018. Submit your entry before Jan. 31st.
  • January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Month. Government officials at the state and national levels are dedicated to ending these horrific practices.
  • The Wisconsin State Fire Chiefs' Association seeks nominations for the WSFCA Chief of the Year Award. Find more information and nomination forms here. Deadline is April 1st. 
  • January is National Radon Action Month. Radon is a radioactive and odorless gas resulting from trace amounts of natural uranium in the ground. To test your home, you can pick up a kit for $6 from the Manitowoc County Health Department. Learn more here.
  • The Manitowoc Homeless Count is scheduled for 11 p.m. Jan. 24th through 6 a.m. Jan. 25th. Lakeshore CAP seeks volunteers.
  • There will be a public forum on hunger in Manitowoc County tonight, Jan. 18th, at 7 p.m. at Manitowoc City Hall.
  • English professor Albert Sears from Silver Lake College will present during a faculty colloquium on Jan. 25th. Event is free and open to the public.
  • On Feb. 8th, author Rochelle Pennington will discuss "The Christmas Tree Ship" at the Holiday Inn in Manitowoc.
  • Would you like to share insight on how to best support farmers during challenging times? WI DATCP is hosting a strategies meeting for Ag professionals on Jan. 24th in Kiel.
  • The Vietnam Veterans of America, Chapter 731, of Manitowoc County is offering three scholarships to qualifying high school seniors. Contact their office to learn more.

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