20180621 SUBECK EmailBanner900x250-2.png

Dear Friends and Neighbors,

Monday was Veterans Day so I want to first thank all our veterans for their service to our country. Also on Monday, grants were awarded by the Governor and the Department of Veterans Affaris to Wisconsin non-profits who assist veterans. On Tuesday, the Assembly held our last floor session of the year, after the Senate held their's last session day last week. You can read more about those topics in the newsletter.

Also t
his week, Legislative Democrats and Governor Tony Evers held a press conference advocating for equity and inclusion in Wisconsin. Gov. Evers signed an executive order requiring state agencies to develop and implement equity and inclusion action plans, direct the Wisconsin Dept. of Administration (DOA) to develop and provide mandatory equity and inclusion training for all state agency employees, and create the Governor's Advisory Council on Equity and Inclusion. Additionally, my Democratic colleagues introduced legislation to create the Council for Equity and Inclusion and the Office for Equity and Inclusion. 

If you have any questions or need assistance with any matter, please feel free to contact my office.


Lisa Subeck
State Representative
78th Assembly District

In This Weeks Update:

Grants Awarded for
Wisconsin Veterans Assistance

Lackluster Ending to
Fall Session

Sheriff's Office Training
Center Open to Hunters

Wisconsin Fun Fact


Whats Happening?

Contact Me:

418 North, State Capitol

P.O. Box 8953

Madison, WI 53708

Phone: (608) 266-7521

Toll-Free: (888) 534-0078

Fax: (608) 282-3690

  emailborderfull40by40.png facebookborderfull40by40.png twitterborderfull40by40.png  

Grants Awarded for Wisconsin Veterans Assistance

This week, I joined Gov. Tony Evers’ and Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Mary Kolar as they presented  $250,000 in grants to 13 registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that provide financial assistance or other services to Wisconsin veterans and their families.

Of particular note to the 78th Assembly District was the awarding of a $5000 grant to Easter Seals Wisconsin Inc. (located on Excelsior Drive) to help fund and support a veteran and their family by sending them to a camp. The organization helps people in Wisconsin with disabilities get back to a normal life, or start one.

The WDVA is proud partners with more than 1,000 community and nonprofit organizations across the state, forming a network that has resulted in thousands of in-need veterans receiving vital assistance and resources. With these grants, we are further honoring our commitment to service and maintaining Wisconsin’s status as a national leader in offerings to veterans and their families. Since 2015, the WDVA’s nonprofit grant program has awarded over a million in funding to organizations that work to ensure veterans and their families are properly cared for in Wisconsin.


Back to top

111219 Assembly Session #57.jpg

Lackluster Ending to Fall Session

The Assembly held their final floor session day this past Tuesday, with Republicans choosing to close up shop without addressing some of the major issues facing our state. We will not meet again until mid-January even though there is plenty of work to do, and there is overwhelming public support for action on Medicaid Expansion, legalizing medical marijuana, and closing the dark store loophole, and more. Unfortunately, Republicans have chosen the route of inaction, despite the fact that there are only six more months until we enter campaign season.

Wisconsinites work hard, and they have an expectation that their elected officials are doing all they can to improve their family's lives.  That's why last month Legislative Democrats introduced our fall priorities, Forward Together. The plan reflects the will of the people based on hearing from constituents around the state. Wisconsin deserves a responsive state government that is in-tune with public desires and beliefs.

Back to top

DCLETC (2).jpg

Sheriff’s Office Training Center Open to Hunters

Thanks to the continuing project agreement between the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and the Dane County Sheriff's Office, the public will have daily access to the Dane County Law Enforcement Training Center Range near Waunakee from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Nov. 22. There is a $10 fee.

Hunters who normally would use the Columbia County range should consider this Dane County range to sight-in rifles for the gun deer hunt. The Columbia County range is closed temporarily for upgrades and repairs.

The Dane County Law Enforcement Training Center is located at 5184 Hwy 19 in the Town of Westport, one mile east of the intersection of Hwy 113 and County Trunk I.

If the Dane County range is not convenient for the patrons of the Columbia County range, hunters can learn more about the location of other shooting ranges on the DNR website.

Back to top


Wisconsin Fun Fact

Glory of the Morning, or Ho-Poe-Kaw, was the last known Ho-Chunk female chief, and the first woman described in any textual history in Wisconsin. She was only eighteen when she became the leader of her tribe in 1727.

A year after she took control of the tribe, she married a French fur trader by the name of Sabrevoir Descaris, with whom she had three children. Later, he resigned his commission with the French army and lived as a fur trader. Under Ho-Poe-Kaw’s leadership, the Ho-Chunk sided with the French against the Meskwaki in several battles during the Fox War.

Sabrevoir Descaris later abandoned her and traveled Quebec with Ho-Poe-Kaw’s only daughter after seven years of marriage, where he continued to be a fur trader until he died. She remained with her two sons to continue leading the Ho-chunk people.

It is unknown how long she led her people, but it is estimated to approximately 40 years. In 1766, an English traveler named Jonathan Carver visited her at modern-day Neenah-Menasha and left an account of her in his book. There is a historical marker dedicated to her (pictured) located on westbound East Wisconsin Avenue, east of its intersection with North Commercial Street / Wisconsin Route 114, Neenah. The inscription at the site reads:  Winnebago Indian Chief who peacefully led her tribe for 50 years with a legendary commitment to their ongoing welfare and development. Known for her open and warm welcome to all her visitors, while fiercely protecting her Winnebago land, culture and heritage. Her village was built here in Neenah on the island of the Fox River.

Back to top

Things happening in the district & around Madison:

Art & Gift Fair
Saturday November 16 & Sunday, November 17, 2019

10 AM - 6 PM (Saturday)
10 AM - 4 PM (Sunday)

Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, 227 State St.

70 plus local vendors, with booths of handmade crafts and gifts, perfect for the holidays. 6$ Admission.

Shine on Madison - Lighting Ceremony
Saturday, November 16, 2019

6:08 PM
Capitol Square at State Street

Seasonal lighting ceremony downtown that helps Madison kick start the holiday season and draw people to local restaurants and shops around the square and downtown! Lights continue through January 6, 2020.

Winter Night Market
Saturday, November 16, 2019

4 PM - 8 PM
100 Block of State Street

Local vendors line downtown with local crafts, music and art! Coincides with Shine on Madison event

Holiday Open House
Saturday November 16 & Sunday, November 17, 2019

11 AM - 3 PM (Saturday) - Metcalfe's West Towne
11 AM - 3 PM (Sunday) - Metcalfe's Hilldale

Samples from local producers, recipes and gift idea to get you in the holiday spirit.

NewBridge Movie Program: LION KING (2019)
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Alicia Ashman Library - Meeting Room
733 N High Point Rd., Madison

After the murder of his father, a young lion prince flees his kingdom only to learn the true meaning of responsibility and bravery.

Fine Wine Walk
Thursday, November 21, 2019

4 Pm - 8 PM
Capitol Square
Register at Madison Visitor's Center - 452 State Street

The Downtown Madison Wine Walk is hosted by Madison’s Central Business Improvement District. This evening event is a fun, safe way to shop and to enjoy downtown. Attendees will explore the shops and businesses in Downtown Madison as they taste a variety of wines. $35

|  | Rep Subeck's Website 

  facebookborderfull30by30.png twitterborderfull30by30.png  
Back to top