Floor Session

Yesterday, I voted for a package of legislation that uses one-time federal stimulus dollars to make critical investments in Wisconsin. The Assembly advanced 11 bills that help small businesses, the tourism industry and the state economy while providing aid to households, supporting long-term care facilities and investing in broadband expansion.

The legislation utilizes the $3.2 billion coming to Wisconsin from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 and includes the following:

    • Aid to Households: $1 billion to provide a 10 percent payment to all property taxpayers
    • Small Business Assistance: $200 million for small business grants
    • Tourism Assistance: $50 million for tourism grants and $25 million for advertising grants for amusement parks
    • Rural Economic Development & Farmer Assistance: $50 million for rural economic development grants and $50 million for farmer support funds
    • Long-term Care Assistance: $150 million for grants for nursing homes and assisted living facilities and worker bonuses
    • Strengthen Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund: Requires the use of recovery funds to keep UI taxes at lowest tax schedule
    • Local Road Funding: $308 million to give $2 million per county and $2,000 per road mile to cities, villages and towns for road improvements
    • Broadband Expansion: $500 million in broadband expansion grants
    • EMS and Mental Health: $68.2 million for EMS technology upgrades and a psychiatric hospital in Eau Claire
    • Debt Repayment: $250 million to pay down state debt and $250 million to pay off transportation revenue bonds
    • Clean Water Investments: $61 million for water infrastructure projects
Holocaust Education Bill
DNR Annual Spring Public Hearing

Click on the following link:

  • https://dnr.wisconsin.gov/about/wcc/springhearing
  • You are able to submit input here!
Senate Hearing on SB 210/ AB 170

Last week, Rep. Tittl and Sen. Darling testified before the Senate Committee on Elections, Election Process Reform, & Ethics on SB 210/ AB 170.

This bill will create more transparency with future recounts, as the bill would make the distance for election recount observers to be no more than 3 feet from the election material, which is how the 2020 recount was conducted in Madison. This bill ensures that observers are able to see the material in a fair and transparent manner as it was clear based on the Milwaukee recount being 8 feet or further is difficult to ensure ballots or applications had the proper markings.

Since the hearing, Sen. Darling and I have made some changes and addressed potential concerns that had been raised in the original draft of the bill to gain more support and ensure the bill protects both parties, voters, and election observers for future elections, and recounts. As election observers are also a vital part of our election process. Sen. Darling has introduced the Senate Amendment which will be identical to the Assembly Amendment.

This bill also provides a penalty for obstruction or interference of an observers ability to witness the process. 

Finally, it would ensure no one may wear campaign related material as "merchandise" can be seen as intimidating for either party. 

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: https://www.wisconsinmaritime.org/ 

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

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

Newton's First Responders Perch Fry

Please contact Mark Knier with any questions at 920-901-3373


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: https://vaccinate.wi.gov/


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

Stay Connected

As a reminder, we encourage you to follow the representative on social media, including Facebook, and Twitter, for all of the up-to-date information on important issues. His legislative website can be found at: https://legis.wisconsin.gov/assembly/25/tittl.