May 7, 2021
Capitol Reopens

The Capitol building reopened to the public this past Monday, May 3rd, after being closed for 13 months. The Capitol is open for public access Monday through Friday from 8am - 4:30pm and must enter through the Martin Luther King Jr Blvd entrance. The Capitol will remain close to the public on Saturdays and Sundays.

I already had a school group reach out to my office to come visit for their end of the year school trip. I look forward to seeing more visitors stop by.

Colleagues Visit the Border

Colleagues Majority Leader Steinke and Speaker Pro Temp August visited the Del Rio, Texas Sector of the US/Mexico border from April 27-28. It was eye-opening to hear about what they saw. They talked about how the Mexican Cartels control the border - not the U.S. Human trafficking has exploded into a booming money maker for the Mexican Cartels resulting in $24 million per week. Law enforcement lacks the resources and are severely understaffed. The border patrol has encountered over 67 different nationalities. It’s a national security crisis with the thousands that are coming through unchecked. It's also a true humanitarian crisis with the large number of women and children that are indentured slaves to cartels. To learn more, click on the image for a quick video. 

Capitol Dome Tour

Rep. Vorpagel, Rep. Swearingen, and I had the opportunity to go to the top of the Capitol. From the ground floor to the top, it is 365 steps and a good leg workout. The Wisconsin State Capitol is the largest granite dome in the United States.

The painting at the top is called "Resources of Wisconsin". The women in the picture are holding various products from Wisconsin such as tobacco, lead, fruit and fish. It doesn’t include milk or cheese because Wisconsin was not the dairy state at the time it was painted.

 Budget Surveys

The budget surveys should be arriving in your mailbox any day now. A big part of the budget review process is hearing from my constituents about their priorities. If you would like to take the survey online instead of sending it back through the mail, please click here. If you encounter any issues with the online survey, please let my office know.

Stay Up to Date

One of the best ways to keep up with what is happening in Madison is to sign up for the legislature's notification tracking system. This service provides you the opportunity to track legislative activities in Madison, including committee meetings, floor sessions, and more. Upon creation of a free account, you can sign up to receive notifications about specific bills of committees, as well as legislative activity pertaining to a certain subject (i.e., health, transportation, etc.).

Upcoming events in the Area

Glen Hills Lions Club Pancake breakfast -Saturday, May 8 from 7:30am-10 at N12095 Cty Rd Q Downing, WI

14th Annual Brenda Cassellius-Wink Memorial Bike & Classic Car Run -Saturday, May 8 sign-up at 11, leave at 12 at 504 Main St Downing, WI

Blood Drive at Zion Lutheran Church in Woodville -Tuesday, May 11 from 11am-5pm sign up here

Syttende Mai Festival in Woodville -Saturday, May 15 click here for event details

Mabel's Community Celebration -Saturday, May 22 from 2pm-10 at 205 Main St E, Menomonie


Have a great weekend and Happy Mother's Day to all the moms on Sunday,

Rep. Moses
29th District
State Representative

Contacting My Office

My capitol office is here to help you with general inquiries as well as questions and concerns regarding legislative matters. Feel free to contact me or my staff. We are always ready to assist you in your needs. Please visit my website for press releases and other Capitol updates as well as my Facebook page.

If you have any comments regarding the subject of this E-Update, please feel free to contact me.  

Rep. Moses
State Capitol, Room 16W
PO Box 8953
Madison, WI 53708
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