April 10, 2017
Dairy Farmer Resources
farms in our district are being threatened by a trade dispute taking
place outside our state – I want you to know Senator Fitzgerald and I
have been in contact about this and are monitoring the situation for any
developments. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and
Consumer Protections (DATCP) is offering a number of resources for those
who have lost a processor. The number for the Farm Center is
click here for more information.
Safe at Home Program Now Available
An estimated out of three women will experience domestic violence, an
estimated 15 percent of women and 6 percent of men will be victims of
stalking at some point in their lives. But now victims of domestic
abuse, sexual violence and stalking can now enroll in a program that
provides a legal substitute address and free mail forwarding service.
This service is designed to make every day activities that most of take
for granted easier by allowing victims to pay bills, get letters from
loved ones and received work information while keeping their living
address confidential. Enrollees must first set up a safety plan with a
trained victim service provider,
click here to
learn more about the program.
Save a Life
Last week the Wisconsin State Assembly recognized Jodi Schmidt as a “Hometown Hero.” Jodi is a teacher from Oakfield who donated one of her kidneys to an 8 year old student, Natasha Fuller. More than 2,200 people are currently waiting for a life-saving transplant in Wisconsin. If you would like to register with the Wisconsin Donor Registry, please click here to get started! Also, if you’d like to nominate someone as a hometown hero, you can do that here.
Tax Filing Deadline Approaches
A reminder that April 18th is the deadline for filing your taxes. If you have already filed, you can check the status of your refund here. Refund 123 is the fastest way to get information about your Wisconsin tax refund.
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