May 24, 2019
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Honoring our Fallen

While we honor all of our veterans every day of the year, I would like to take this weekend to pay respect to those brave men and women who lost their lives defending our country and our freedoms.

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Historic Investment in Education

I was proud to vote in favor of a historic investment in Wisconsin students, teachers and schools. Yesterday, my colleagues and I on the Joint Committee on Finance passed the largest education budget in actual dollars in state history.

This investment devotes $200 per pupil in additional funding for the first year, and $204 per pupil in the second year of the budget, with a majority of these funds being infused directly into classrooms, while also recommitting the state to two-thirds funding of K-12 schools.

In addition to the increase for per-pupil aid, our budget also increases investments in special education by nearly $100 million; doubles our commitment to mental health programs; fully funds high-cost transportation for our rural schools; and fully funds the School Day Milk Program for low-income pupils.

Overall, Wisconsin schools will receive over $12 billion, a nearly $500 million increase this biennium above last session's record investment. 

Helping Wisconsin's students continues to be a main priority of mine, and this increase in funding will help students succeed both inside and outside of the classroom.

As always, I encourage you to follow my updates on social media or contact my office directly with your questions. Have a safe Memorial Day Weekend!

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Cedar Grove-Belgium Comes to the Capitol

I visited with Cedar Grove-Belgium Elementary School Principal Jeff Kondrakiewicz and Kindergarten teacher Kim Brill while they were visiting the Capitol to accept a Title I School of Recognition award. This award recognizes success in educating students from families who are economically disadvantaged. Thanks for visiting and congratulations!


Free Fun Weekend

Next weekend, June 1st & 2nd, is the annual Free Fun Weekend in Wisconsin. During this time Wisconsin residents and visitors can fish for free, hike or bike state trails for free, enjoy free admission to state parks and forests and ride public ATV trails for free. So make sure to get outside and enjoy Wisconsin's natural resources!

SpringSurvey_RedButton_new.jpgSpring Surveys 2019

I have been receiving the completed surveys that many of you have sent back to my office. Thank you to everyone who has filled out the surveys. If you would like to save a stamp, don't forget that you can fill it out online here

Office of Rep. Terry Katsma
State Capitol, Room 306 East
PO Box 8952
Madison, WI 53708

Toll-Free (888) 529-0026 or (608) 266-0656 |