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April 2019 E-Newsletter

Dear Friends & Neighbors,

Happy Spring! Welcome to another e-newsletter. Thank you for letting me serve our community. It is an honor to represent the people of Oshkosh. I am excited to continue working with our governor and my legislative colleagues. Together, we will move Wisconsin in the right direction. As always, if I can ever be of any assistance, please feel free to reach out. You can call me at my Capitol office at 608-266-2254, my home at 920-232-0805, email me at Rep.Hintz@legis.wi.gov, or stop by for a visit at my office hours in Oshkosh.

Sincerely, 

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 Oshkosh Listening Session with Governor Evers

The People's Budget Listening Tour continues in Oshkosh on Tuesday, April 23rd. Join the Governor and the Lieutenant Governor as they travel Wisconsin to hear your thoughts on the state budget. You can register for the event here. 

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Read my Column on 10 Reasons to Expand Medicaid in Wisconsin

Expanding Medicaid will save Wisconsin taxpayers millions of dollars and provide more people quality and affordable health care. What are we waiting for? Thank you to the Wisconsin State Journal for running my op-ed on the many reasons this decision makes sense for Wisconsin. 

 Recap of Last Month 

At the beginning of the March, I sat down with Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Mary Kolar and had an excellent meeting regarding priorities for veterans in Wisconsin. As a veteran of the US Navy, Secretary Kolar understands how important it is to recognize the service and sacrifice Wisconsin's veterans make to our state and nation.

On March 8th, I spent the day with Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes, and Wisconsin DHS Secretary Andrea Palm at the UW-Oshkosh's College of Nursing. We had an important discussion about the high demand for nurses in Wisconsin and the need to move forward with the second phase of the Clow Hall renovation project.

 

I met with officials from UW-Oshkosh, who came to Madison for the first-ever Titans Take to the Capitol on March 15th. The group outlined the university's needs and priorities over the next two years and met with Governor Tony Evers. Thank you to UW-Oshkosh Chancellor Andrew Leavitt for making this day such a success. I'm looking forward to growing this event in the years to come!


 

I met with constituents from both the Wisconsin Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the League of Conservation Voters during their lobby days in Madison last month.


 

On April 9th, the Wisconsin State Assembly honored the UW Oshkosh Men’s Basketball team for winning the Division III national championship last month. Our entire community is so proud of this team for bringing a national championship to Oshkosh. These things don’t just happen. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and sacrifice. Congratulations to everyone in the Men’s Basketball program for achieving this level of excellence.

 

I loved visiting Ms. Smith's 4th Grade class at Merrill Elementary. We discussed my job and how Wisconsin government works. Thanks for having me!

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On April 16th, Wisconsin Democrats hosted our Fox Valley Medicaid Expansion Town Hall at the Brown County Central Library in Green Bay!

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The Budget Process 

In February, Governor Tony Evers announced his biennial state budget. It outlines the spending and revenue priorities for the next two years. For the first time in eight years, we have a state budget that addresses the needs of the people. 

 In the News

Governor Tony Evers wants to renegotiate Foxconn deal, says company won't employ 13,000 (Apr. 17)

UWO men’s basketball honored by Wisconsin Assembly (Apr. 10th)

Wisconsin Judge Blocks Republicans’ Move to Limit Democratic Governor’s Power (Mar. 21st)

Republicans reject Tony Evers' $2.5 billion plan for building projects (Mar. 20th)

DHS Secretary: Medicaid Expansion Key to Reimbursements (Mar. 12th)

Resources

The Oshkosh Area United Way's 2-1-1 call center is a great to get connected with specialists who assist the public and give answers regarding community services. Reach out to them for health and medical needs, aging services, childcare referrals, disaster recovery, food, housing & utility assistance, legal assistance, school supplies, and much more. More information can be found at www.oshkoshunitedway.org.

If you ever have questions regarding resources in Oshkosh, please do not hesitate to reach out to my office at 608-266-2254 or email me at Rep.Hintz@legis.wi.gov.

Office Hours

Join me at this month's office hours on Friday, April 26th from 10:00 AM at the Seniors Center. I hold office hours on the fourth Friday of every month. Hope to see you there!

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