Capitol Updates from State Rep. Dave Considine

February 24, 2016

Dear friend,


Welcome to my monthly e-newsletter. I hope you find the information below helpful in keeping up-to-date on what's happening in the 81st District and our state government. As always, please feel free to contact me anytime if you have questions, concerns, or thoughts you'd like to share with me. I am glad to serve you.





Rep. Dave Considine

81st Assembly District




In this issue:

  • End-of-session legislative update

  • Wisconsin Ag Women's Summit - March 4-5, 2016

  • Blue Books still available!

End-of-session legislative update

The Assembly had what will likely be its last session day of the year on Feb. 18th. This is much earlier than previous years. Despite attending 30 different committee meetings since January and considering hundreds of bills in less than a month, this unusual rush to the finish line has left me (and, I am sure, many of you) with an empty feeling. From transportation infrastructure and corrections issues to education funding and broadband expansion, there were many crucial topics that seem to have been left behind by the majority party. This is not the purpose of democracy - I was not elected by you to leave early when there is still so much work left to do. I am searching for ways to keep this work moving, and I am hopeful that my colleagues on both sides of the aisle will do the same.


I have appreciated all the input I received from you throughout this session. I make every effort to respond to each person that contacts me, because I believe it leads to better conversations and helps us understand each other. But with so many bills making their way through the Legislature at once, this can be a difficult process. Fortunately, the Legislature's website provides detailed information on each bill. You can even keep track of specific bills by signing up for the free Legislative Notification Service. As always, if you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact me at, (608) 266-7746, or in room 412 North of the State Capitol. I am happy to serve you as a resource and sounding board anytime.



Wisconsin Ag Women's Summit - March 4-5, 2016

The sixth annual Wisconsin Ag Women's Summit is scheduled for March 4-5 at the Madison Marriott West in Middleton. The final registration deadline is Feb. 26th. The Summit will announce the 2016 AgVocate of the Year, host a panel on topics important to women in agriculture, and hold 15 breakout sessions to address topics important to women in agriculture. For more information or to register, please visit:



Blue Books still available!

Copies of the 2015-2016 Blue Book are still available through my office to all residents of the 81st District at no cost to you. Blue Books are a great resource to learn more about Wisconsin government, history, and more. I am glad to personally provide these to my constituents. To request your copy of the 2015-2016 Blue Book, please fill out the Blue Book form on my website or send an email to with your name, address, and phone number.


Photo Update

Check out these photos and more on my legislative website and

Facebook page!



I was proud to recognize my staff and our intern on the Assembly floor. They have provided essential support to keep our office running smoothly during this busy session.



Calling for action on the serious issues in our correctional system and facilities, including Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage. You can find all of my floor speeches here:


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