Jobs and the Economy Committee

Yesterday, the Assembly Committee on Jobs and the Economy held a public hearing regarding the following bills:

Assembly Bill 233

Relating to: grants for certain small businesses.

  • This bill requires the Department of Revenue to provide grants to businesses in this state that had total sales in 2019 of less than $7 million and suffered economic damage as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • The bill also requires the governor to allocate $200 million from money received from the federal government pursuant to the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 to make the grants.

Assembly Bill 234

Relating to: tourism industry grants.

  • This bill requires the Department of Tourism to award grants to nonprofit organizations whose primary purpose is the promotion and development of tourism in Wisconsin to assist those organizations to remain operational in the wake of the COVID-19 global pandemic.

Assembly Bill 242

Relating to: sales tax holiday for sales at certain establishments.

  • Under this bill, beginning on June 1, 2021, and ending on August 31, 2021, the sale of tangible personal property and taxable services sold at any licensed brewpub in this state or at any business that has as its primary business activity in this state an activity classified under the North American Industry Classification System as a motion picture theater, including a drive-in theater; a tavern, restaurant, or other
    food service establishment; or an amusement park or arcade is exempt from the state sales and use tax. 
Criminal Law and Public Service Committee

Today I testified on AB 69, expungement bill, in the Assembly Committee on Criminal Justice & Public Safety. This bill removes the condition that the person committed the crime before the age of 25 (the bill retains the requirements that the crime be no greater than a Class H felony, the person had no previous felony convictions, and the crime was not a violent felony) and makes certain traffic crimes ineligible for expungement. This bill also provides that, if the sentencing court did not order the record expunged, the
person may file a petition with the sentencing court after he or she completes his or her sentence. 

Tours in the District

Check out these videos of my day in the district and some great Manitowoc businesses!

Manitowoc Tools & Manufacturing 

Another thank you to Manitowoc Tools & Manufacturing, and CEO Scott Mertens, for having U.S. Rep. Glenn Grothman and me tour your impressive operation.

Wisconsin Maritime Museum

Another thank you to the Maritime Museum, and the Youth Engagement Coordinator, Shane, for the fantastic tour.

For those that have not been, I highly recommend checking out the Maritime Museum which has recently re-opened for visits on Thursday's through Sunday's.

Check out more information here: 

Events in the Neighborhood!
Mishicot Sportsmen's Club Brat Fry

Please contact Roger Vander Logt with any questions at: (920) 323-4882

Newton's Club Perch Fry

Please contact Roger Vander Logt with any questions at: (920) 323-4882


News in the District

Links Regarding COVID-19 
• Wisconsin Department of Health Services
• COVID-19 State Services
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
• Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development

COVID Vaccine Registry:


Manitowoc County Residents:

For those that wish to make an appointment, click here!


Calumet County Residents: There is currently no form at this time. However, you can sign up here for updates from Calumet County Health and Human Services. 


Vaccine Eligibility Info in Chilton: Click here

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