Sen. Howard Marklein Announces Listening Sessions

Madison, WI – Senator Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) announced a series of Listening Sessions in the communities he represents:
Friday, February 7, 2020
9-10 a.m.                     New Lisbon City Hall
                                    232 West Pleasant St, New Lisbon WI
Monday, February 10, 2020
11-12p.m.                    Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
                                    Room 110
                                    1800 Bronson Blvd, Fennimore WI
Monday, February 17, 2020
10:30-11:30 a.m.        UW Platteville – Richland Center
                                    Pippen Hall in Melville Hall
                                    1200 Highway 14 West, Richland Center, WI
Monday, February 21, 2020
10:30-11:30 a.m.         Reedsburg City Hall
                                    134 S Locust St, Reedsburg, WI
Saturday, February 22, 2020
10-11 a.m.                   Kraemer Library
                                    910 Main St, Plain WI
Monday, February 24, 2020
10-11 a.m.                   Rewey Village Hall
                                    218 West St, Rewey, WI
12:30-1:30 p.m.           Monroe Library
                                    2nd Floor Program Room
                                    925 16th Ave, Monroe, WI 53566

Rep. Travis Tranel (R-Cuba City), Rep. Tony Kurtz (R-Wonewoc) and Rep. Todd Novak (Dodgeville) have been invited to participate in the sessions within their Assembly districts.
“All residents of the 17th Senate District are invited to join me for a listening session in the coming weeks!” Marklein said. “These sessions are your opportunity to provide input and share ideas in person.”

The format for the Listening Sessions are designed for Sen. Marklein to receive input and ideas. The legislators do not usually discuss the ideas, challenge the ideas or otherwise comment because they seek to hear every point-of-view equally.  The goal is for every attendee to feel comfortable sharing their input.
Depending on the number of people who attend, Sen. Marklein’s team may set a time limit for each attendee to share their thoughts (2-3 minutes) so that everyone has a chance to speak. If there are only a few people, the session may be more casual.
Constituents are welcome to attend to listen to others and submit written ideas. As always, all constituents are invited to call, email or write to Sen. Marklein at any time to share thoughts, ideas and concerns.
Constituents with personal issues that are not related to the budget process, may meet with Sen. Marklein’s staff at the Listening Session.  However, time is limited and those with more complex issues are invited to call or email Sen. Marklein’s team to discuss the issue privately.
In the case of inclement weather, please visit Sen. Marklein’s website, Facebook page or call the office to determine if the Session will be held.
Marklein represents the 17th Senate District, which includes all or parts of Grant, Green, Iowa, Juneau, Lafayette, Monroe, Richland, Sauk and Vernon counties. Marklein serves on the legislature’s budget-writing Joint Finance Committee and is Chair of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Revenue & Financial Institutions.