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Happy Easter!


Down in Madison

Last week Tuesday, the Assembly was in session focusing on the state’s approach to the COVID-19 pandemic. We passed several bills to protect individual liberties and allow the public to provide input on the allocation of federal COVID-19 dollars. The Assembly passed Two bills that prohibit employers and government officials from mandating the COVID-19 Vaccine respectively. The Assembly also passed a bill that prohibits the closure of churches and places of worship.. These bills are awaiting votes in the Senate.

In addition, the Assembly passed a bill that would have provided legislative oversight of federal COVID-19 dollars. Unfortunately, the governor vetoed this legislation. It would have given you a voice  in how those funds are allocated instead of letting the governor single-handedly spend this money. There needs to be transparency in how our money is being spent.

 

This week, the State Affairs Committee met for numerous items. The committee voted in support of my bill, Assembly Bill 50 (AB 50). AB 50 would help restaurants avoid frivolous lawsuits by allowing them to use the electronic signature of their employees, instead of physical ones. Restaurant employees sign timecards to record their wages and tips. Now, many restaurants use electronic signatures in a point of sale (POS) systems. Since outdated state rules make no mention of POS systems, lawyers have used loopholes to sue these restaurants claiming the employees were unfairly paid. This bill should reach the Assembly floor soon for a vote.


Supreme Court Decision

The State Supreme Court finally came to a decision on the governor’s consecutive emergency orders. The court ruled the emergency orders are illegal, saying the governor had overstepped his executive authority. This lawsuit was never about masks, it was about the governor's abuse of executive powers. Even though there isn’t a mandate, I still encourage people to make the best decisions to keep themselves and others healthy and safe.


Expanded Vaccine Eligibility

On,Tuesday, it was announced that more Wisconsinites will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Starting April 5, anyone over the age of 16 can receive the vaccine. You can find out more about COVID-19 and the vaccine at the websites below.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease) | Wisconsin Department of Health Services

Health Department | Winnebago County

Fond du Lac County Health Department | Fond du Lac County (wi.gov)

Human Services & Health Department | Dodge County, WI


Upcoming Events in the District

Easter Egg Drop: Omro Elementary School

April 3, 8:00 am; 1000 N Webster Ave. Omro, WI 54963

For ages 5th grade and under, masks strongly encouraged.

Drive-thru Easter Event: Rosendale Primary School

April 3, 10:00 am; 300 W Wisconsin St. Rosendale, WI 54974

Parents with kids pre-school-5th grade can view the Easter Bunny and receive a treat for the kids

Easter Egg Hunt: Waupun, Dodge Park

April 3, 11:00 am; 518 S Madison St. Waupun, WI 53963


Job Openings at the Department of Corrections

 

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Forward together,

     Michael Schraa


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