Budget Listening Session Schedule
Last week I announced the schedule for budget listening
sessions throughout the district. These listening sessions are
important opportunities for you to provide us with feedback during the
budget process. I look forward to a productive dialogue at these
events. Please stop by and share your views with me! If you
are unable to attend any of the following listening sessions, feel free
to send me your thoughts via email at
-April 20th, 11:00AM-12:00PM, DeForest Area Library (With Sen. Luther
-May 24th, 11:30AM-12:30PM, Columbus Public Library (With Senator
-May 24th, 1:30PM-2:30PM, Waterloo City Hall (With Senator Scott
-May 31st, 11:00AM-12:00PM, Watertown Municipal Building
-May 31st, 1:00PM-2:00PM, Ixonia Town Hall
-May 31st, 5:00PM-6:00PM, Watertown Municipal Building
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Happy to have Jeff and Cindy Tate of Watertown
Piggly Wiggly stop by my office in Madison. We had a good
discussion, it's always great to hear from small business owners in our
Rep. Jagler rips proposed LED lights for the Hoan
Bridge Project in Milwaukee
This week I submitted a budget amendment request calling for the removal
of up to a million dollars in funding intended for the installation of
color changing LED lights on Milwaukee's Hoan Bridge. The
aesthetic lights are included in the budget for the Department of
Transportation's $278 million Hoan Bridge rehabilitation project. They
would light up the arc of the bridge and be able to change colors.
It is staggering to me that projects in the 37th
Assembly District are being delayed because of a lack of funding while
up to a million dollars is being allocated to make the Hoan Bridge
pretty. We shouldn't be bonding funds for these lights while a
safety project in Ixonia has been pushed back and highways
through Columbus are in poor shape.
These lights are for looks only and serve no safety purpose. The
funding for the lights is nearly identical to the amount needed for the
project on Highway 16, which has now been delayed a year.
Improving safety at an intersection which has seen dozens of accidents
with injuries and several fatalities in recent years should take
Click on the image below to watch Rep. Jagler
discuss the Hoan Bridge lights on FOX6 News
Bill to Promote Rock River Tourism
Headed to Governor
On Wednesday the State Assembly and State Senate approved
legislation that I co-authored with State Senator Tim Cullen
(D-Janesville) that directs the Department of Transportation to
designate and mark a route along the Rock River. The bill intends to
increase public appreciation of the river and the historic landmarks
along the riverís course.
I was very happy to see the Rock River bill pass through both chambers
on Wednesday. This legislation, which had strong bipartisan support in
both the Assembly and Senate, will benefit communities along the Rock
River without using Department of Transportation funds. The Rock
River Trail Initiative will raise the necessary funds to mark the route. I look
forward to the Governor signing this bill into law.
Rep. Jagler and Greg Farnham, Coordinator of the
Rock River Trail Initiative
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