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Workforce Housing: A critical component in growing our economy...

Coffee with Scott: Rep. Allen wants to hear from you...

WIS 59 Resurfacing: Open house to discuss design plans for East Waukesha Bypass, and you're invited...

Daylight Savings Time: Don't forget to lose an hour of sleep this weekend.

Facebook: Stay up to date...



Workforce Housing 



This past fall, the Wisconsin Realtors Association released Falling Behind, an in-depth report on Wisconsin's workforce housing stock.  The numbers are astonishing: between 2000 to 2009, Wisconsin built 299,000 housing units.  But in the last decade, we've only built about 56,000.  For young people starting out and businesses attempting to attract employees, the resulting rising rents and property values pose challenges.  Wisconsin needs more homes and apartments for the average worker.  Is government policy creating market irregularities?

I've asked Legislative Council to form a study committee to address the growing shortfall of workforce housing.  A study committee would be in a unique position to put stakeholders and experts in a room and create bipartisan solutions.

For more information, click on the link above to download the report, or watch this WisconsinEye interview with the report's author, Prof. Kurt Paulsen and Tom Larson of the Wisconsin Realtors Association.

Coffee with Scott


Have a concern or idea for state government? Representative Allen wants to hear from you. 

The next Coffee with Scott will be held on Thursday, March 12th from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Mama D's CoffeeS42W31238 WI-83, Genesee Depot, WI 53127.

Constituents interested in talking with Representative Allen are asked to schedule a 10-minute time slot by contacting his office. Appointments will be made on a first-scheduled, first served basis. To schedule a meeting, call 608-266-8580, email, or sign up on Facebook.

Public meeting for resurfacing along WIS 59 in Waukesha County



The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is hosting a public involvement meeting to discuss the plan for the resurfacing of WIS 59 (East Waukesha Bypass) from Sunset Drive to Arcadian Avenue in the town and city of Waukesha.


Meeting Details:

Date: Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Time: 5-7pm

Place: Waukesha Town Hall

W250 S3567 Center Road, Waukesha


The public is encouraged to attend this meeting to review project details, ask questions, and provide comments that may assist WisDOT during the project’s design and construction. WisDOT staff will be available to discuss the project on an individual basis.

Those who are unable to attend this meeting and would like project information may contact WisDOT Project Manager Brian Pluemer at (262) 548-6721 or The meeting facility is wheelchair accessible.

If you require an interpreter or translator, you may request one by contacting Brian Pluemer via the Wisconsin Telecommunications Relay system (dialing 711). To allow for arranging assistance, please call no later than three working days prior to the meeting.

Daylight Savings Time



Daylight savings time begins Sunday, March 8 at 2:00 am.  Remember to turn your clocks forward by one hour this Saturday night! 




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