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Discussing Mental Health Legislative Priorities with the Manitowoc Chamber of Commerce 




 Earlier this week, I spoke with the public at our library to discuss some of the bills I'm working on that address our state's growing mental health problem. 

Here are some of my bills that I talked about: 

AB 523: This bill updates our state's psychology statute which hasn't been updated since 1994. Under this bill, Wisconsin will be able to attract top talent in the Psychological field all around the country. Along with many other changes, the bill makes revisions to how students with mental health issues get treated when they are in school by a psychologist.   

AB 467: This bill gives local clubhouses who work with those experiencing mental health problems, such as Painting Pathways in Manitowoc, the opportunity to receive a matching grant up to $50,000.  

AB 291: This bill is similar to the one above, but this bill gives matching grants to local nonprofit groups working with trauma-informed care programming, such as the Boys and Girls Club.

AB 466: This bill gives an income tax credit aimed at encouraging recent psychiatry graduates to practice in Wisconsin, and psychiatrists from outside of the state to move here and help Wisconsin residents. 


Chamber2(resize).jpgThank you to those who came out! It was great meeting with you!

Its great to see you!

IMG_20200115_143135(resize).jpgDr. Chris Hansen of Manitowoc and dental students from Marquette stopped by my office this week. We talked about how Wisconsin's rural areas are sufficiently lacking in dentists and what we can do to help in Madison. 

If you would like to meet with me either in the 25th district or in Madison, please contact me at 608-266-0315 or


Legislative Committee Action


(Above) This week in the Assembly Committee on Mental Health, we heard a bill that allows DHS to reimburse hospitals for housing patients for the purposes of emergency on the western side of the state. If this bill goes on to become successful, we can expect similar bills down the road that impacts every corner of Wisconsin.
detention. Read more about this bill here. 

IMG_20200115_102357(resize).jpgYesterday in the Assembly Committee on Jobs and the Economy, we listened to testimony in support of AB 699, which would allow  minors to work as caddies without being employed by a golf course.  


Catch me this Monday on WOMT and WCUB Radio!


This Monday, I will be appearing on WCUB at 8:10 AM and WOMT Be My Guest at 9:30 am. Feel free to call in for WOMT at 920-682-0351 and WCUB at 920-683-6800 with any questions that you may have! I am looking forward to hearing from you! You can also listen in online by clicking on the link here.  


Watch the Assembly in action on WisconsinEye!


This coming Tuesday the 21st at 1 pm, the Assembly will be meeting on the Assembly floor to vote on various pieces of legislation. Feel free to watch us on WisconsinEye, the nonprofit organization that allows the public to watch events going on in the Capitol. Click the above picture to watch! 


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