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 September 13th, 2019

Contents

  1. Happy Constitution Day!
  2. PSC Grants Program
  3. American Heart Association Meeting
  4. Iowa County Fair
  5. Water Quality Wrap-Up

  Happy Constitution Day!

happyconstitutionday resize.jpgThis Tuesday (9/17) is Constitution Day. On September 17th, 1787, the delegates at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia signed the Constitution, after initially only meeting to revise the Articles of Confederation. Click here to learn more.  

 

Public Service Commission Announces Rural Broadband Grants

The PSC opened the Rural Broadband Expansion Grant application this week, through which they will be distributing $24 million from the budget to improve broadband communications services in underserved areas in the state. More information can be found here.

 

American Heart Association Meeting

 On Wednesday, I had the opportunity to meet with Nicole Hudzinski with the American Heart Association to discuss water initiatives and potential legislation that address important issues facing our state. Thanks for stopping by!

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Iowa County Fair

Over Labor Day, I went to the Iowa County Fair. It was wonderful getting to see everyone and also getting to see some of the things that have been going on around the 51st Assembly District!

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Water Quality Wrap-Up

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Last week, the Speaker’s Task Force on Water Quality wrapped up the last planned public hearings in Menomonie, and Superior. We heard from the DNR, Douglas, Ashland, and Dunn Counties, the Wisconsin Dairy Alliance, the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation, the Water Quality Coalition, as well as other groups and members of the public. As we have approached the end of our listening sessions, the task force has begun the process of compiling information for our report to the legislature. During our travels, we heard from over 70 different groups, hundreds of members of the public, and traveled 2,353 miles, which is the distance between New York City and Seattle! I look forward to having a completed report of legislation and initiatives that allow us to have sustainable access to quality water. Thank you to everyone who has participated in our hearings or contacted my office!

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  Thank you for reading, and have a great weekend!