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Phone: (608) 266-8530

Email: Rep.Vorpagel@legis.wi.gov

Mail: Room 210 North

 P.O. Box 8953

 Madison, WI   53073

As Majority Caucus Chair, one of my duties is sitting on the Rules Committee. Prior to each session day, this committee meets to discuss and vote on which bills to bring to the Assembly floor. 

Drug Take-Back Day

Over the past year, Wisconsin has unfortunately seen a 27% increase in fatal drug overdoses. The pandemic has certainly played a role, as people spent less time around others and more time in their homes:

The Jackie Nitschke Center is a refuge for those battling addictions.

Since the coronavirus pandemic, the center says it’s seen a dramatic increase in calls and referrals for its services.

“Habits that maybe they’ve experienced or cultivated over the last year aren’t working as well anymore,” Michelle Pierquet-Hohner, director of community and donor engagement, said. “They’re coping mechanisms aren’t working as well anymore.”

One way we can all help with this troubling trend is to get rid of unused or expired prescription medications we have lying around the house. Each year, the Wisconsin Department of Justice helps facilitate a number of Drug Take Back days across the state. Please check out the link for more information on locations and items that will be accepted for drop-off.

This year's first Drug Take Back Day will be this Saturday, April 24th.

Spring Survey

The 2021 Spring Survey is now available on my website. If you are a constituent of the 27th Assembly District, please take the time to fill it out. You feedback is helpful as we begin the process of crafting the next state budget. Thanks!

Take the 2021 Spring Survey Here

When filling out the address section, please make sure you are entering your entire home address.

Budget Committee Listening Sessions

The Joint Finance Committee will begin their statewide listening sessions next month as well.

The public hearing schedule is:

  • Wednesday, April 21, 2021 The Hodag Dome, Rhinelander, WI
  • Thursday, April 22, 2021 UW-Stout, Menomonie, WI
  • Wednesday, April 28, 2021 Virtual

The committee has created a website which is also a portal for constituents to provide input: legis.wisconsin.gov/topics/budgetcomments.

The JFC has also developed a dedicated email address for input only:
budget.comments@legis.wisconsin.gov.

Upcoming Events Around the Area

SVRA Vintage Festival Weekend: May 14-16 at Road America. More information available here.

Howard's Grove Athletic Association Fundraiser: April 24th at Butch & Anne's Pine Grove. More information available here.