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January 20, 2017

The State of the State is...

Last Tuesday, Governor Walker delivered his annual State of the State Address to the legislature.  I agree with the governor that the state of our state is strong and am encouraged by the goals he laid out to make it even stronger.

I was pleased that one of the major themes of the Governor's address was workforce development.  When I talk to employers around the 87th Assembly District, I hear time and time again that employers need more skilled workers.  I am pleased that Governor Walker has recognized the need to invest in workforce development in our state.  I look forward to working with the governor and my legislative colleagues this session to craft policies that will build the modern workforce our state's employers need.

I was also pleased to hear Governor Walker discuss continuing broadband expansion efforts.  Improving access to high-speed internet is a concern for people across the 87th Assembly District.  I am eager to work with my colleagues and the governorís administration to find ways to meet the need for high-speed internet in our state.

If you missed Governor Walker's speech, you can watch it here.

Governor Walker delivers the 2017 State of the State Address

Rep. Edming Receives Agri-Business Award

Last week, I was honored to accept the Wisconsin Agri-Business Association's (WABA) 2017 "Friend of WABA Award" for my support of our state's agri-business industry.  As your state representative, I have seen first-hand the importance of the agri-business industry to both the 87th Assembly District and the State of Wisconsin.  Agriculture is one of the driving forces for our state's economy and I am proud to advocate for policies that will strengthen the agri-business industry in our state.  I thank the WABA for recognizing my efforts in support of this important Wisconsin industry.

Rep. Edming accepts the 2017 Friend of WABA Award

Totogatic Wildlife Area Town Hall Meeting

On Thursday, February 2nd, the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) will hold a town hall meeting to discuss the master planning efforts for the Totogatic Wildlife Area.  This informational meeting is scheduled from 4-6 p.m. at Hayward High School.  Staff from the DNR will be at the meeting to kick-off the master planning process, share timelines and information on existing uses of the wildlife area and gather information regarding desired future management.  You can find more information regarding this meeting here.

Totogatic Wildlife Area Town Hall Meeting
Thursday February 2nd, 2017
Hayward High School
10320 N. Greenwood Ln.

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