Thank you for reading my weekly e-update. It's been another busy week in Madison. I'm looking forward to sharing what I've been up to this week with you.
Testimony on Small Business Grants

On Tuesday, Representative Swearingen and I gave our testimony on Assembly Bill 233 relating to small business grants.


Small businesses have been affected the most since the COVID-19 pandemic. They have been shut down during the safer at home order, forced to work at limited capacities and had extra expenses to follow CDC protocols. Small business owners altered their business structures to stay open through all the mandates sent their way this
past year.


Assembly Bill 233 will allow small businesses that suffered economic damages due to COVID-19 to apply for a grant, so long as their sales were less than $7 million in 2019. The bill will also direct $200 million in funds from the American Recovery Act to be used to assist small businesses. It also stipulates that each business that applies must be certified to collect and remit sales tax and be primarily based here in Wisconsin. Assembly Bill 233 is a one-time grant for small businesses. These grants will help small businesses who struggled to make it through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Click on the picture to watch the testimony.

Rural Development

Rural Development had a public hearing this week. Three of the bills are related to recreational and educational camps. The final bill relates to private on-site wastewater treatment system replacement or rehabilitation grant program and a septage characterization study.

Meat Labeling Bill

The meat labeling bill I am the author on passed in the Agriculture committee this past week. The bill would regulate the labeling of products as "meat" in Wisconsin. The use of terms “beef”, “meat” or “meatier” on the label of a plant-based or cell cultured products can cause consumer confusion. Proper labels will simply ensure that any alternative meat products do not mislead consumers into thinking that they are purchasing our Wisconsin-grown beef. Consumers, farmers and producers deserve clear labeling.

I had a great conversation with Brian from WRDN 1430AM-107.3FM talking about the Truth in Food Labeling bills. Click on the picture to listen to the interview. 
Working Across the Aisle

I had a really good meeting with Rep. Andraca (D). She is also a first-time representative and represents the towns north of Milwaukee-Grafton, Germantown, Mequon and Whitefish Bay. We agree about how important it is to have equitable maps drawn. We talked about the delayed 2020 census results and how that affects the process of redistricting. We discussed the conservation efforts in Wisconsin and the Knowles-Nelson Stewardship program. She talked about how much her constituents love to get out of the city and explore our beautiful lakes, rivers and forests.

 

Take Care,

Rep. Moses
29th District
State Representative

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