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May 3, 2019

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Budget Survey

As the legislature begins their work on the budget, I want to hear your thoughts. Be on the lookout for the budget survey in the mail or save a stamp and fill it out online here

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Water Quality Task Force Hearing Announced

I hope you can join us on May 8th at 10:30 AM in Lancaster for our next Water Quality Task Force hearing at the Youth and Ag building located at 916 East Elm Street, Lancaster 53813. Following testimony by invited experts, the public will have the opportunity to share their ideas with the committee.

The goal of the Water Quality Task Force is to come up with solutions to ensure safe drinking water for all Wisconsin residents. Clean water is not a Republican or Democrat issue, it is a state of Wisconsin issue. As chair of the task force, I will work with both sides of the aisle and listen to as many stakeholders as possible as we work through Wisconsin's water quality challenges.

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Listening Session

On Monday I held a fantastic listening session in Dodgeville where we discussed a wide range of issues impacting Southwest Wisconsin including transportation funding, health care, water quality, and the upcoming budget. Thank you to everyone who came!

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Gollon's Bait & Fish Farm Tour

DNR Secretary Preston Cole and Deputy Secretary Elizabeth Kluesner joined me in Dodgeville this week to tour Gollon’s Bait & Fish Farm. The Gollons have the largest fish farm in the state where they raise bait and game fish. As Chairman of the Water Quality Task Force, I wanted to show the Secretary the water management system and fish farming techniques the Gollons use. Thank you to the Gollon family for the tour!

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Annual Wisconsin Grilled Cheese Championship

Recently I took part in one of my favorite events of the year, the Annual Wisconsin Grilled Cheese Championship. It was my 6th year as a judge with FOX 47 Anchor Michelle Carolla and we had an absolute blast. The weather didn't prevent the crowd from having a great time and eating some tasty grilled cheese sandwiches!