Wolf Hunt Season Closed

Congratulations to all the wolf hunters this year! The harvest quota of 200 wolves was met on Wednesday, February 24.

National FFA Week

Last week was National FFA Week! To celebrate this organization, I wanted to feature some FFA students that my office was able to connect with recently and discuss the state's Career and Technical Education along with other student organizations. Carisa (top right) is a member of the FFA who lives in our district and is a part of her local FFA Chapter. Thank you to all of these students who are working hard to contribute to their communities.

UI Backlog Update

Due to the lack of management in the Department of Workforce Development,  the Wisconsin Legislature met last Tuesday and unanimously passed a bill that directs the Governor to update the computer systems that process Unemployment Insurance, with the upgrade beginning no later than June 30, 2021. The legislation also exempts the one-week waiting period through mid-March and includes several other policies to help those who are struggling to receive their UI benefits. 

DNR Accepting Submissions For 2022 Stamp Design

Calling all artists in the district! 

Have your artwork featured on the DNR's 2022 Wisconsin wild turkey, pheasant and waterfowl stamp by entering their design contest! Artists must submit their design by July 15, 2021. Read full contest rules on the DNR’s website

Click on the graphic above for more information.

Sand Ridge Employee Protection Bill Update

Last week, the bill that I authored with Senator Marklein (Senate Bill 28) related to ensuring that the employees of Sand Ridge are protected and proving legal clarification to the patients who are treated there received a public hearing in the Assembly. The companion bill in the Assembly is Assembly Bill 98 and was given a public hearing on Wednesday in the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety.

Budget Listening Sessions

This Friday, March 5, I will be hosting two listening sessions with Senator Howard Marklein on the State Budget.

This first will be at the Necedah Town Hall from 9:30-10:30 AM

The second will be at the LaValle Town Hall from 1:00-2:00 PM

(Click on the links above for more information)

The format for the Listening Sessions are designed for the legislators to receive input and ideas about the State Budget. Depending on the number of people who attend, the session moderator may set a time limit for each attendee to share their thoughts (2-3 minutes) so that everyone has a chance to speak. If there are only a few people, the session may be more casual.

I hope to see you there!

FYI - There will be a virtual option Monday, March 8, 2:00–3:00 PM with Senator Howard Marklein