UW System by the Numbers
As a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), numbers paint detailed
and thorough pictures for me. While others analyze state
agencies by anecdotal evidence, I turn to numbers to seek a
deeper understanding of their programs, processes and financial
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In The 17th Senate District
Sen. Howard Marklein was honored to join Janet Hottenstein, Deputy Ric Hottenstein, Garrett Hottenstein, Rep. Travis Tranel (R-Cuba City) and Grant County Sheriff Nate Dreckman to commend and recognize the service of K9 Diego who passed away unexpectedly earlier this month.
was deployed 1,094 times in the past six years and successfully
assisted with 355 arrests and 17 apprehensions, demonstrating
the tremendous value of a K9 unit in the fight against drugs in
Diego was dedicated to serving the citizens, excited to come to work every day and worked hard to get drugs off of the streets to protect the people of Grant County.
He will be greatly missed by all members of the Grant County Sheriff’s Department, but especially his handler Deputy Ric Hottenstein, his wife Janet and their son Garrett who considered Diego a part of their family. In fact, Diego's service made such an impression on Garrett that he is now serving in the United States Army as a handler for bomb-detecting dogs. Thanks to the entire Hottenstein family for their service to the people of our community.
In The Capitol
Josh Weaver, a junior at Darlington High School, visited with Sen. Howard Marklein during his experience as a Senate Scholar this week. Josh is one of three students from the 17th Senate District who was selected for the prestigious Senate Scholar program. Last week, Nate Buss from Mauston High School visited with us and Saafia Masoom from Platteville High School will be participating in March. Congratulations to all of our Senate Scholars!
The Senate Scholar Program, coordinated by the Senate Chief Clerk, is an intensive week-long educational program offered by the Wisconsin State Senate. Admission to the program is highly competitive and is limited to 33 academically exceptional high school juniors and seniors from around Wisconsin. Each Senate Scholar receives a hands-on, up-close view of the Legislature’s role in our democracy.
Sen. Howard Marklein met with Southwestern Wisconsin Technical College students from the 17th Senate District on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 during Student Government Day in the State Capitol. It was great to hear their stories and learn about the academic goals they are pursuing and reaching at our local college.
Wednesday, February 17, 2016, Sen. Howard Marklein (right) testified before the Senate Committee on Universities and Technical Colleges with Rep. Dave Murphy (R-Greenville) on the College Affordability legislation package. For more information about this package of bills, please take a look at Sen. Marklein's E-update from January 15, 2016.
Traffic Fatalities in the 17th Senate District
The following table shares the traffic fatalities, by county, in the 17th Senate District for the last five years. It also includes data for year-to-date figures. This data is compiled by the Department of Transportation Accident Records Unit and is kept up-to-date on their website.
Traffic Fatalities by County & Statewide
*The year-to-date figures are as of February 14, 2016. ** 2015 and 2016 data are preliminary.
Source: Department of Transportation Wis-DOT-DMV Accident Records Database
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