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Let's Work Together 

I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the first few weeks of warm weather. Spring time always reminds me of the many projects I planned during the winter months. With the warmer weather finally here, I'm looking forward to getting out on the farm and crossing off the items on my list! 

Another thing I'm looking forward to is putting an end to the political football game that is still being played down in Madison. Screaming matches are still happening over the results of the election with legislation being introduced that not only makes our municipal clerks' job harder, but creates more barriers for voters. 

Let's debate real issues. 

Let's work together. 

Let's move on. 

Many seem to forget -- "united we stand, divided we fall." This old adage couldn't mean more to me right now. We need to collaborate, put the past behind us, and sit down to discuss how we move forward. I truly hope in the coming months both parties can work together on good policy to make Wisconsinites lives better. 

Wisconsin Vaccine Update

Wisconsin remains at the top of the list for vaccine distribution nation-wide. Below is the current data:  

  • In La Crosse County, 49.2% (58,022) residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine. 38.5% (45,451) residents have completed their second vaccine.
  • In Wisconsin, 42.8% (2,492,262) residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine. 33.1% (1,929,913) residents have completed their second vaccine.
  • 167,896 Johnson & Johnson doses administered
  • 1,863,506 Moderna doses administered
  • 2,332,061 Pfizer doses administered

Legislative Updates

Despite the political divide down in Madison, I've been focusing on solving real issues impacting Wisconsinites.

I recently hosted a Childcare Round Table with Sen. Pfaff, Rep. Billings, and Department of Children and Families Secretary Emilie Amundson. We discussed access, affordability, and provider's wages. I met several wonderful, hardworking providers who are working day and night yet struggle to provide for themselves. Our providers deserve a decent wage and decent benefits, and I'm pleased Governor Evers' budget called for more investment in childcare. It's really needed. 

Speaker's Task Force 

Recently, the Speaker's Task Force on Racial Disparities released their recommendations on law enforcement policies and standards. While we still have more work to do, these recommendations are a start. Transparency is necessary in law enforcement to reduce suspicion in communities across our state. Passing a bipartisan police reform bill is a must this session, and I'm hopeful both sides are able to agree on these recommendations. 

Unemployment Issues

I'm sure many of you dealt with unemployment issues or know someone who did. I understand what a nightmare it was, and may still be for some. I have received several calls from constituents who received benefits only to be told months later they have to repay them, and that's not right. Once this issue was brought to my attention, I immediately started to work on a bill which would require DWD to waive an individual's obligation to repay when the person who applied for unemployment benefits was not at fault for the overpayment. I introduced that bill yesterday with a number of my colleagues. 

Like I mentioned earlier, enough is enough - we have to stop playing politics and get back to governing. As it's unlikely the political football game will stop anytime soon, I will remain focused on my priorities this legislative session. 

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Until next time 




Contact Rep. Doyle:

State Capitol
P.O. Box 8952
Madison, WI 53708

Phone: (608) 266-0631
Toll-free: (888) 534-0094
Fax: (608) 282-3694


District/Law Office
1230 Ferry Street
La Crosse, WI 54601

Phone: (608) 785-1886


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