February 2021 E-update

 

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Welcome to my February E-newsletter. It is an honor to serve the people of Oshkosh. This update includes information related to the Governor’s Budget Address and COVID-19 related resources.

As always, if you have any questions or concerns, you can reach out to my Madison office at 608-266-2254, my home at 920-232-0805, or my email at Rep.Hintz@legis.wisconsin.gov.

Sincerely,

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Governor’s Budget Address

Governor Tony Evers delivered his State Budget Address last Tuesday, Feb. 16th at 7 p.m. The proposed budget introduction begins the deliberation process for the 2021-2023 budget which covers funding for July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2023.  I was encouraged by Governor Evers address and share his program funding goals that prioritize supporting Wisconsinites, families, and small businesses as we bounce back from the COVID-19 pandemic. The budget address also highlighted investments to Wisconsin public schools, maximizing additional federal health care dollars, affordable prescription drug prices, investments in high-speed internet statewide, and a commitment to preserving Wisconsin’s natural resources. For the full state budget address, please click HERE. To read my full response to Governor Evers’ state budget address, please click HERE.

 

Updated Oshkosh Area Vaccine Appointment Registration

As Wisconsin works to get as many people vaccinated as quickly as possible, my office will do its best to share the latest information on how and where you or your eligible family and friends can receive the vaccine. While there remains more demand for the vaccine than there are currently available vaccines, the volume is increasing weekly and more locations are opening to accommodate those increases.

 

UW Oshkosh Vaccine Appointment Registration

On February 19, I joined Governor Tony Evers, UW System President Tommy Thompson, Winnebago County Health Department Director Doug Gieryn, and representatives of Advocate Aurora Health at the launch of the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh community vaccination site at the Culver Family Welcome Center on the Oshkosh campus. Vaccinations at the site are limited to those who are eligible and available by appointment only. Currently eligible groups include frontline health care personnel, residents and staff in skilled nursing and long-term care facilities, police and fire personnel, correctional staff, and adults ages 65 and over. For the most up to date information on eligibility, please click HERE. For more information on how to register, please click HERE.

 

Walgreens COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment Registration

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) recently announced that COVID-19 vaccine appointments can now be made at certain Walgreens locations in Wisconsin, which include locations in Oshkosh. The Walgreens located at 950 S. Koeller St. and at 315 W. Murdock Ave. are currently accepting a limited amount of appointments. For the most up to date information on eligibility, please click HERE. If you are eligible, please register directly at the Walgreens website HERE. For the full DHS press release, please click HERE.

 

Winnebago County COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic

During the first week of February, Winnebago County Health Department held its first mass vaccine clinic for those 65+ at the Sunnyview Expo Center, vaccinating over 2,500 people. Approximately 33,580 doses have been administered in Winnebago County as of 2/22/21. For more information on vaccine eligibility and updates on when the next vaccination rounds happen, please visit the Winnebago County Health Department website HERE.

 

Virtual Office Hours Registration

I want to hear from you!  I will be resuming my monthly office hours virtually through Zoom and phone call-in. My first 2021 Office Hours will be held Friday, March 5 at 11:30AM and Monday, March 8 at 6:00PM.

To register for virtual office hours, please complete the  RSVP form HERE. After you’ve registered, my office will follow up with information on how to join the meeting. Please contact my office if you have any questions on how to participate in these opportunities.

My virtual office hours will be held through Zoom. Zoom is a video communications app that allows virtual video and audio conferencing. You don't need an account to attend a Zoom meeting, and the platform is compatible with Mac, Windows, Linux, iOS, and Android, meaning nearly anyone can access it. My office will also offer a phone call-in option for virtual office hour opportunities. For instructions on how to download Zoom on your personal computer, click HERE.

 

Advocacy Group Meetings

I had the opportunity to meet virtually with advocacy groups and constituents from a variety of different organizations over the past few weeks including the Main Street Alliance, the American Cancer Society, the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities, and several others. Meeting with these organizations is an important part of my job as a state legislator as they can advocate on behalf of constituents like you. If you would like to meet with me to discuss the important issues facing our state please feel free to contact me at rep.hintz@legis.wi.gov or (608)266-2254.

 

Help Name Oshkosh Bike Path

The City of Oshkosh Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee wants your help selecting a name for an existing recreational route to help establish a sense of place and brand for the route. To see a map of the route and complete the survey, please click HERE.

 

Resources

 
 If you have any comments regarding the subject of this E-Newsletter, please feel free to contact me.   


Rep. Hintz
State Capitol, Room #201 W
PO Box 8952
Madison, WI 53708

Toll-Free (888) 555-1234 or (608) 555-1234
Rep.Hintz@legis.wisconsin.gov|