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Lions Visit Assembly "Den"

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*The gentleman holding the resolution with me, Fred Gebhart (left), is my friend and my constituent. He brought this event to my attention, and I was honored to introduce the resolution on his behalf! Fred is a Wisconsin Lions District Governor from Chilton.


    It has been another busy week, with the Assembly coming in for session three times. On Tuesday, a joint resolution I authored with Senator LeMahieu passed both the Assembly and the Senate. The resolution recognizes April 2018 as Wisconsin Lions Eyeglass Recycling Month in Wisconsin.

    I had a great time meeting with this group of Wisconsin Lions from around the state. The group sat in the gallery as the Assembly passed the resolution. The Wisconsin Lions collect and process over 800,000 pairs of glasses a year, sending more than 450,000 pairs to 49 different developing countries. I would like to thank the group for bracing Mother Nature and making it to the capitol for the resolution presentation.

    This resolution was only one of many bills we voted on this week. We passed a bill to stabilize the marketplace through a reinsurance program to offset high health care costs. The Assembly expanded access to health care coverage with another bill that allows for small businesses to pool resources for employee self-fund health benefits. Four bills from the Alzheimer's bill package moved to the Senate, along with legislation facilitating direct primary care for Medical Assistance recipients.

    Representatives from both sides of the aisle came together to introduce and pass a corrections reorganization plan in the Assembly on Wednesday. The bill requires the closures of Lincoln Hills School and Copper Lake School by Jan. 1st, 2021 and the conversion of both properties into an adult correctional facility. It also shifts regular juvenile offenders under the jurisdiction of the county, while maintaining state supervision of serious juvenile offenders. This will be a great step forward for our justice system.

    We accomplished a lot during these three days. If you have any questions or comments relating to the bills we voted on, I would be happy to provide you with some resources. As always, if there is anything I can do to assist you, please contact me. 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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*The group went over to the Senate after the resolution passed in the Assembly to get a picture with Sen. LeMahieu. The Senate also passed the resolution on Tuesday.
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Committees Progress Bills

    Committees continued their rigorous schedule of hearings and executive sessions on more recently introduced bills this week to prepare for session. In the Mental Health Committee, we heard and passed a bill that is on the floor today from Rep. Rohrkaste that provides grants for the text-based suicide prevention service from the Center for Suicide Awareness, Inc.

    Other bills recently passed from one of my committees and on the schedule today include the rough fish bill from the Committee on Natural Resources and the bill providing reasonable compensation from vehicle manufacturers to dealers from the Consumer Protection Committee. I voted in favor of each bill in committee and look forward to supporting them on the floor. 

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Children's Caucus Presentation

    Wednesday morning, I attended a worthwhile presentation hosted by the Wisconsin Legislative Children's Caucus. Attendees heard from Christine Holmes, President of the Penfield Children's Center, and Heather Rotolo, Director of the Behavior Clinic.

    The speakers discussed mental health programs for preschoolers in poverty, based on their work in Milwaukee at Marquette and the Penfield Children's Center. As chairman of the Mental Health Committee, it was eye-opening and helpful to hear about their research and the work they do to help Wisconsin families.

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Prize Mailer Bill

    At the request of a constituent, Sen. LeMahieu and I introduced another bill. The legislation clarifies current law and removes unnecessary burdens placed on businesses sending out prize mailers as part of their marketing plan. Sen. Stroebel held a hearing on the bill yesterday in the Senate Committee on Government Operations, Technology and Consumer Protection. Sen. LeMahieu and I provided testimony and the committee actually got to hear directly from our constituent! 

    I enjoy working with Sen. LeMahieu on bills brought forth from people in our community. You all have great ideas that can benefit the whole state, which is why I am happy to bring your ideas before the rest of the legislature. 

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Attorney General Schimel Hosts Local Roundtable

    On Monday, Attorney General Brad Schimel visited Manitowoc and hosted a law enforcement roundtable. I was honored to join with other local legislators including Sen. LeMahieu, Rep. Vorpagel, and Rep. Jacque, as well as other local officials to discuss public safety concerns in Manitowoc county. We had a great discussion, and I look forward to seeing improvements in our community. 

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Community Events
  • February is national Heart Health Month. Do your part to prevent heart disease by committing to a heart-healthy life and encouraging those around you to get their heart checked.
  • February and March are ideal months to plan to Learn to Hunt. For more information on spring turkey events, visit the DNR's webpage.
  • In mid-March, County Deer Advisory Councils (CDAC) will host their spring meetings to discuss the 2018 deer seasons. The Manitowoc CDAC is looking to fill two vacancies. If interested, contact Larry Bonde.
  • Tax season is upon us! Wisconsinites can use a free, fast and accurate online tool to file state income taxes: Wisconsin E-file. Contact the Dept. of Revenue with questions or to check on the status of your refund.
  • Do you know someone who is a high school sports super-fan? The Wisconsin High School Sports Awards show is searching for the most spirited prep sports fans in the state through the Sideline Selfie contest! The contest ends on April 27th, and winners will meet Aaron Rodgers! Learn more.
  • Feb. 25th at 1 p.m. is your last chance for a Nook & Cranny tour on the USS Cobia. Don't miss out!
  • The "Help for the Homeless" hygiene drive runs through Mar. 11th. Find out where to donate here.
  • The Manitowoc Public Library is hosting Great Decisions 2018 each Monday night from 6-8 p.m. through March.
  • Manitowoc County Fairest of the Fair applications are now being accepted! The deadline is Mar. 15th.
  • The next Manitowoc Fish & Game meeting on March 1st at 7 p.m. will focus on honeybees. Come learn more about these amazing creatures.
  • The Fire and Ice Gaming convention is set for Feb. 23rd-25th at the Manitowoc County Expo grounds.
  • Also at the Expo grounds, come out for the Friday night skate. The skate is scheduled for Feb. 23rd from 7-9 p.m.
  • Silver Lake College is hosting a roundtable discussion on March 2nd to discuss "Impurity-the Importance of Literature in Society."

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