Broadband Expansion in Rural Wisconsin

Last week, Charter announced plans to provide high-speed broadband service to 143,000 unserved Wisconsin homes and businesses. This program will result in more than $668 million investment in Wisconsin. This expansion includes an expected private investment of at least $500 million by Charter and more than $168 million in support the FCC’s Rural Digital Opportunity (RDOF). You can view a map of the Wisconsin expansion here. While this is announcement is welcome, I will continue to seek additional support for more broadband expansion in the upcoming state budget. 


Committee on Small Business Development Holds Informational Hearing

The Assembly Committee on Small Business Development held an informational hearing on Thursday.  The Committee heard from small businesses across Wisconsin about how COVID has impacted their businesses and how the legislature can provide assistance. 

If you are a small business owner with any concerns, recommendations, or questions please always feel free to contact my office.  


COVID-19 Vaccine Update

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced that people with certain medical conditions will be eligible to receive vaccination for COVID-19 on March 29th. People age 16 and older with the medical conditions listed here will be eligible. DHS currently anticipates the general public will be eligible in May.

Additionally, DHS announced that Wisconsinites can now call (844) 684-1064 (toll-free) for personal assistance with their vaccine-related questions.

The new call center will provide assistance to people in finding vaccine locations, answering medical questions about the COVID-19 vaccine, helping them register for vaccination, and includes but is not limited to providers using the Wisconsin COVID-19 vaccine registry


In-Person Hunter Safety Classes

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced all in-person hunter education classes, including archery education classes, begins April 1st.

Class Timeline

The DNR's Recreational Safety and Outdoor Section will collaborate with volunteer instructors and partners to reopen all in-person hunter/archery education safety classes. The timeline is as follows:

  • Instructors may start to enroll traditional classes in GoWild on Monday, March 15, 2021
  • In-person traditional classes can begin on Thursday, April 1, 2021

Safety Protocols For In-Person Instruction  

The DNR will enforce the following safety protocols for all in-person classes:

  • Social distancing of 6 feet between participants
  • Maximum of 50 participants in any one class
  • Face coverings are required for all participants    
  • Sanitizing of class equipment
  • Availability and use of hand sanitizer
  • Outdoor class instruction where possible



2019-2020 Blue Books & maps (paper highway maps or laminated maps) are still available in my office! The Wisconsin Blue Book contains information on all things Wisconsin, including census information, state history, official state symbols, and everything about the Wisconsin government! Contact me for your free copy today!