Mental Health Committee

This week, the Assembly Committee on Mental Health, which I chair, met twice for a public hearing and to vote on AB 564. The bill passed the executive session in 10-4 vote.


This bill would set aside a minimum of $100 million from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds for school mental health services. It is clear there is a need and we also know that the mental health needs will be ongoing for years to come. ARPA funded costs can be incurred through 2024.

HWY 151 Update

Many familiar with the area have been wondering about the conditions of connecting Highway 151. Mayor Nickels and I met with the Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary-designee Thompson last year to ask him to prioritize the infrastructure project. Several have reached out to my office about the project again, and I contacted the Northeast Region Director for the DOT. Please see the letter I sent to Mayor Nickels for an update from DOT.

The Blue Books Are Here!

The Wisconsin Blue Books have arrived! If you are interested in receiving books, please reply to this email or call my office and provide your name, phone, address, and how many books you would like. The Wisconsin Blue Book is the biennial Almanac of Wisconsin government. The 2021–22 Wisconsin Blue Book includes biographies of elected state officers and legislators, information about the units of state government, the text of the Wisconsin Constitution, and statistical, reference information, and more.  


Assembly Committee on Corrections

This week, the Assembly Committee on Corrections met for an executive session on 3 bills, all passing out of the committee.

AB 214: Relating to: refusing or tampering with a global positioning system tracking device and providing a penalty. Vote: 9-0

AB 216: Relating to: measuring a school district's improvement for the school and school district accountability report. Vote: 9-1

AB 397: Relating to: the use of billboards to recruit Department of Corrections employees. This bill eliminates a current law prohibition on the use of billboards by the Department of Corrections to recruit employees. Vote: 10-0

Draw Your District

Typically, Census data is received every 10 years, in spring.  Unfortunately, the data was delayed for many months and was just released to Wisconsin. New data requires district boundaries to be adjusted to account for population changes. Any Wisconsin resident can now submit their input by visiting: . You can now submit your entry through October 15th, 2021. 

Saturday is National Hunting & Fishing Day

To all the Wisconsin sportsmen----

I hope you have a fantastic season; enjoy your time, whether you're hunting or fishing.

& Happy Fall!

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