Senator Schachtner Introduces Buy American Legislation Buy American bills strengthen America’s economy by supporting our nation’s hardworking men and women in a variety of industries. LRB-3753 would require that Wisconsin taxpayer money is used to support American businesses when purchasing materials.
Senator Schachtner Works to Expand Broadband Access “I have been fighting to prioritize the needs of rural Wisconsin for years, and rural broadband access is an important step toward providing our communities with the resources we need to succeed,” finished Senator Schachtner.
Senator Schachtner Takes Action on Youth Vaping “Over the years, we have made great progress in cutting back on youth tobacco use through public health initiatives, and now it’s time we apply those same initiatives to reduce e-cigarette use. The health of our kids is too important,” said Senator Schachtner
Education Committee Democrats Decry Bill Penalizing Rural Schools "Unfortunately between this restriction on local control and cuts to sparsity aid and special education funding, our rural schools are being left behind,” continued Senator Schachtner.


Senator Schachtner Responds to over 10,000 Constituent Contacts “As a part of this community, I want to make sure everyone’s voice is reflected in Madison....We work best when we listen to each other and I look forward to doing that with even more constituents in the future," said Senator Schachtner.
Schachtner Bill to Protect Interstate Medical Licensure Goes to Governor “Particularly in my part of the state, this interstate compact is critical to ensuring that the people of Northwestern Wisconsin will have access to enough physicians and healthcare professionals for their healthcare needs,” said Senator Schachtner.
Sen. Schachtner’s Legislation Supporting Youth and First Responders Passes Senate "These bills are critical to supporting our youth, our law enforcement, and ensuring that all of our neighbors can access the healthcare and the EMS services they need. I’m committed to continuing to fight alongside the people of our communities to get the resources we need..."
Sen. Schachtner’s Sexual Assault Legislation Passes Senate “As the medical examiner in St. Croix County, I value the quality and integrity of the work completed at our state crime labs. Yet this backlog is unacceptable because justice delayed for these survivors of sexual assault is justice denied. I took action to develop solutions to support survivors..."
Legislative Democrats Roll Out Fall Priorities “Last November, the people of Wisconsin voted for providing mental healthcare, preventing substance abuse, and supporting family farmers - not giving up on them. Politics needs to step aside and solutions need to move forward and that’s exactly what we’re fighting for,” said Sen. Schachtner.
Sen. Schachtner on DATCP Secretary Pfaff Visit “I’m proud of the great educational resources that Western Wisconsin has to offer. From high school to higher education, the students of our area are well served by these facilities and educators. Technical and agricultural educational programs are such important components of these institutions..."
Sen. Schachtner co-authors bills to limit spread of CWD “This funding is a much needed investment to save our state’s deer hunting heritage and grow this billion dollar industry for future generations,” stated Senator Schachtner.
Sen. Schachtner Appointed to Governor’s Task Force on Caregiving “I am committed to tackling the caregiver workforce shortage that is impacting the people in our area. As our population ages, it’s important to prepare for the increased demand for long-term care services."
Sen. Schachtner introduces bill to address mental health crisis "Creating a regional grant program for emergency crisis stabilization facilities will build on the strong foundation of local efforts in our area while supporting law enforcement as they respond to this crisis around the state”
Sen. Schachtner, Lieutenant Governor Barnes tour storm damage in St. Croix Community "I often talk about the resiliency and strength of the people of western Wisconsin, and in the wake of this storm we have seen it in action."
Schachtner Joins Bipartisan Opposition Against Joint Committee on Finance’s Modified Budget “We need a budget that prioritizes the needs of our communities and takes on the challenges of the 21st century. The budget passed today missed the mark on both counts.”
Sen. Schachtner Highlights Responses, Outreach to 8,000 Constituent Contacts “I stand ready to be a resource and an advocate for western Wisconsin residents.”
Senate Passes Schachtner Bill to Protect Interstate Medical Licensure “It’s important that Wisconsin has enough physicians and health care professionals to meet our population’s growing health care needs,” said Senator Patty Schachtner (D-Somerset).
Legislative committee cuts $900 million from governor’s education proposal “Every child deserves access to a high-quality, public education,” said Senator Patty Schachtner (D-Somerset). “We need to ensure that our students have the resources and support they need to thrive in today’s competitive economy.”
State Treasurer Godlewksi, Sen. Schachtner highlight BCPL investment in Burnett County communities “I am excited to work with Treasurer Godlewski to highlight the investments happening in Wood River and Webster,” said Senator Patty Schachtner (D-Somerset). “Northwest Wisconsin is a vital part of our state. I’m honored to advocate for resources that can help our region thrive.”
Republicans vote to oppose Medicaid expansion, dig $1.4 billion hole in proposed state budget “I've traveled to listening sessions across our state and the feedback has been clear: people want Medicaid expansion,” said Sen. Patty Schachtner (D-Somerset). “We need to listen to the people and ensure that Wisconsin residents have access to the health care they need.”
Somerset Native Completes 2019 Senate Scholar Program “I was honored to have Alex represent northwestern Wisconsin and learn more about the legislative process,” said Senator Patty Schachtner. “Young people are our future, and we need their voices represented in the policy debates that impact us all.”
Sen. Schachtner Announces $132.8 Million in Transportation Projects “Wisconsin commuters, farmers, and businesses want us to fix the roads,” said Senator Patty Schachtner (D-Somerset).
Sen. Schachtner Statement Following Withdrawal from ACA Lawsuit Wisconsin State Senator Patty Schachtner (D-Somerset) released the following statement after Attorney General Josh Kaul withdrew Wisconsin from the Affordable Care Act (ACA) lawsuit:
Sen. Schachtner Completes Tour of All School Districts in Senate District 10 “Investing in our children today will bring a stronger Wisconsin tomorrow,” Schachtner continued. “I am impressed with our local school districts’ commitment to quality education and robust services like mental health and afterschool programming.”
Senator Patty Schachtner Responds to Retirement of UW-Stout Chancellor Bob Meyer “Chancellor Bob Meyer’s service to UW-Stout and the Menomonie community is filled with distinction."
State Senator Patty Schachtner Responds to Budget Address "By investing in rural dental care, mental health access, and Wisconsin’s deteriorating infrastructure, the governor’s budget offers a path forward to prioritize both rural and urban communities."
UW-Stout renovation project advances “I am pleased to support this important project and see unanimous support from the State Building Commission,” said Senator Patty Schachtner (D-Somerset). “Price Commons serves hundreds of thousands of visitors each year and is a centerpiece for students, staff, and potential Blue Devils.”
UW-River Falls Dairy Pilot Plant remodel advances “The Dairy Pilot Plant at UW-RF has the potential to be a statewide leader in dairy product research and agricultural entrepreneurship. With this investment, the Dairy Pilot Plant can help train the next generation of industry leaders right here in western Wisconsin.”
Sen. Schachtner to host Written Off screening and panel discussion Senator Patty Schachtner (D-Somerset) will host a free, public screening of Written Off, a documentary film about Matt Edwards’ battle with addiction.
State Senator Patty Schachtner statement on State of the State Address "I was encouraged to hear Governor Tony Evers call to find common sense solutions for Wisconsin’s working families and students. While Wisconsin’s unemployment rate is low, too many families are still struggling to make ends meet."
State Senator Patty Schachtner announces committee appointments “I am excited to work on crucial issues facing western Wisconsin,” said Senator Patty Schachtner. “Education, tourism, and workforce development are all interconnected. I am ready to bring our region’s perspective and my experience to the discussion table.”


State Senator Patty Schachtner Announces Somerset Listening Session Wisconsin State Senator Patty Schachtner (D – Somerset) will hold a community listening session in Somerset on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. This will be Senator Schachtner’s tenth listening session and town hall event since taking office in late February. Details are provided below.
Sen. Schachtner Statement on Lame-Duck Extraordinary Session Today, the Wisconsin State Legislature voted to usurp executive branch powers, restrict early voting, and enact new limitations on local control.
Property taxpayers on the hook for 62 percent increase for vouchers The cost to property taxpayers of the statewide and Racine voucher programs will increase by 62 percent in one year alone, according to data released from the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.
Sen. Schachtner to host Written Off screening and panel discussion Senator Patty Schachtner (D-Somerset) will host a free, public screening of Written Off, a documentary film about Matt Edwards’ battle with addiction.
Senate Scholar Program Accepting Student Applications The Wisconsin State Senate Scholar Program is currently accepting applications from high school students aged 16 to 18.
Wisconsin Democrats announce Foxconn Town Halls Events to be held in New Richmond and River Falls
State Senator Patty Schachtner announces 2018 Legislative Survey State Senator Patty Schachtner announced her first legislative survey for Senate District 10 this week. The survey is available online at Constituents may also call her office at (608) 266-7745 or email to request a paper copy.
State Senator Patty Schachtner Announces Foxconn Town Halls Sessions to be held in Rice Lake and Amery
State Senator Patty Schachtner Announces Hudson Office Hours (MADISON) – On May 23, 2018, Wisconsin State Senator Patty Schachtner (D – Somerset) will hold community office hours in Hudson. Constituents will be able to meet with Sen. Schachtner for an informal discussion at a Wisconsin-based small business. Details are provided below.
House GOP Farm Bill Threatens Food Security for Children, Vulnerable Adults Analysis released today by the Legislative Fiscal Bureau estimates that thousands of children and vulnerable adults will lose their FoodShare benefits under the House GOP Farm Bill. According to the analysis, 75,720 Wisconsin residents will lose FoodShare eligibility, including 23,369 children.
State Senator Patty Schachtner Announces Fredric Listening Session (MADISON) – On May 3, 2018, Wisconsin State Senator Patty Schachtner (D – Somerset) will hold a community listening session in Fredric...
State Senator Patty Schachtner Announces Three Community Listening Sessions Sessions to be Held in Dunn, Polk, and St. Croix Counties
Rep. Taylor, Sen. Schachtner Introduce Bill to Assist Student Victims of Sexual Violence and Harassment “Sexual assault on college campuses is a serious, pervasive issue that has long-standing consequences for students,” said Senator Patty Schachtner (D – Somerset). “These accommodations are an important step forward to address trauma and help students recover.”