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A Note from Rep. Edming

Thank you for taking a few minutes to read this week's edition of my e-update. I hope you find it informative. This week I share some information about a new tool for taxpayers interested in how state tax revenue is spent and more.

It's also hard to believe that it is already September and that schools around the 87th Assembly District are back in session. Best wishes to all of the students, teachers, and staff around the 87th. I hope you have a great school year!

As always, please don't hesitate to reach out to me if you have any thoughts on issues before the legislature or if you need assistance with a state agency.


A New Tool for Taxpayers

Wisconsinites who are interested in learning more about how the state government spends your tax dollars now have a new tool to do so because of a new law that was approved by the legislature earlier this year. Back in June, I was proud to vote in favor of Senate Bill (SB) 70 that requires the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) to create a state fiscal dashboard on their website to show the amount of general-purpose revenue (GPR) that is collected by the state and how GPR funding is spent.

SB 70 was signed into law by Governor Evers as Act 66 in early July and recently DOR announced that this new dashboard is now online. You can check out this new dashboard by clicking here.

Thank You to Those Who Served

In the nearly 20 years since September 11th, 2001 many men and women in our nation's armed forces have served with honor in Afghanistan as they fought to prevent terrorism from reaching our shores again. We will be forever in the debt of those who answered the call to step up and defend our nation. From the bottom of my heart, I thank them for their service.

With President Biden's chaotic withdrawal plan over the past few weeks and the additional loss of life, some of our brave veterans and their families may be struggling and in need of support. If you or someone you know is in need of help, intervention, or some sort of assistance please see a few resources below that may be of assistance. Also, as always feel free to reach out to my office and we will do our best to help find assistance for those in need.

Under the Dome

Forestry, Parks, and Outdoor Recreation Hearing

On Thursday I was in Madison for a hearing in the Forestry, Parks, and Outdoor Recreation Committee. The committee heard testimony on Assembly Bill 285 which would allow veterans 65 or older free access to boat launch facilities throughout the state. We also heard an update from the Department of Tourism and their Office of Outdoor Recreation.

Around the 87th

Kwik Trip Grand Opening

On Tuesday I was pleased to attend the grand opening and ribbon cutting for the new Kwik Trip store in Medford. It is great to see this Wisconsin company investing in communities in our area and across the Northwoods. 

Taylor County Veterans Outreach Day & Welcome Home

It was great to see folks this past Saturday at the Veterans Outreach and Welcome Home event in Medford. Thank you to the Taylor County Veteran Service Office for putting on this awesome community event to support our veterans.

Upcoming Events Around the 87th

One of my favorite parts about serving as your state representative is getting out and interacting with constituents at many of the wonderful community events across the 87th District. Check out some of the upcoming events around the district below. Also, if you know of any other events, please contact my office and let me know, so I can include them in a future e-update and try to attend myself.

Check out some of the events coming up around the district:

Stay Up to Date

One of the best ways to stay up to date with what is going on in Madison is to sign up for the legislature's notification tracking service. This service allows you to follow legislative activity in Madison. Once you create a free account you can sign up to receive notifications about specific bills or committees as well as legislative activity pertaining to a subject area (i.e. agriculture, veterans). You can sign up for this service at notify.legis.wisconsin.gov.