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Down in Madison

This week, I met with legislators to craft legislation. We also addressed issues facing citizens around the state. There was plenty of committee work to get done.

Carefully reviewing legislation in the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety

The federal government passed the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) last month, where Wisconsin received $3.2 billion. The Committee on State Affairs met to discuss proposed legislation to ensure that this money will be spent wisely.

  • Property Tax Relief: Assembly Bill (AB) 232 will provide people with a payment based on a percentage of their property tax. Many people have been struggling with their finances, so it's only fair to provide you this relief.
  • Public Debt Retirement: Assembly Bill (AB) 241 will set aside money to pay off our loans.
  • Environmental Protections: Assembly Bill (AB) 243 will use federal money to update environmental programs including, replacement of lead pipes for drinking water, storm water runoff in urban areas, and relief for those with contaminated wells.

My bill to protect community corrections agents passed through the Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety. It will increase the penalty of those who threaten employees in the field of community corrections and their family members. While I don’t like to increase criminal penalties, these employees for the Department of Corrections need to ensure that they can effectively do their job. This bill is expected to be on the Assembly floor in the near future for a vote.

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Updated on April 8, 2021

As of Monday, April 5, all individuals over the age of 16 are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine in Wisconsin. Over 3 million doses have been administered in Wisconsin with a 7 day average of vaccine doses at 49,000. To learn more about getting the vaccine, please go to the Department of Health Services website or your county’s health department website.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) | Winnebago County

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) | Fond du Lac County (

Coronavirus Information | Dodge County, WI

Budget Listening Sessions

Locations of Joint Committee on Finance's listening sessions

Thank you to those who came to my listening sessions last month. My listening sessions may be over, but the Committee on Joint Finance will start having listening sessions in the coming weeks. These are the dates and locations:

Friday, April 9 - UW-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI

Wednesday, April 21 - The Hodag Dome, Rhinelander, WI

Thursday, April 22 - UW-Stout, Menomonie, WI

Wednesday, April 28 – Statewide Virtual

All of the sessions start at 10:00 am. For more information on these hearings or to submit written comments about the budget, please go to or you can email You can still reach out to my office to let me know what you think about the budget by calling (608) 267-7990 or emailing

Upcoming Events in the District

Friday, April 9, 7:00 pm – Bare Bones Comedy Show

Bare Bones Brewery, 4362 County Rd S, Oshkosh, WI 54904

Saturday, April 17, 9:00 am – Mayor’s Mile Walking Club

Location TBA, Omro, WI 54963

Saturday, April 17, 5:30 pm – Waup Night Out Team Trivia

Werner Harmsen Event Center, 201 E Jefferson St. Waupun, WI 53963

Job Openings at the Department of Corrections


Please stay in touch by Facebook, phone, or email.

(608) 267-7990
I’m always available to help resolve situations with state agencies and listen to your concerns.

Thank you for allowing me the opportunity of representing you in the Wisconsin State Assembly.

Forward together,

     Michael Schraa

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