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Wisconsin Farm Credit Advocacy Program and Legislative Conference
On Monday, I was invited to be part of a legislative panel at the 2015 Farm Credit Conference, which took place in Madison. Joining me on the panel was Representative Nerison, Representative Tauchen, and Representative Considine.



In the District


DARE Graduation in Darlington
On Monday evening, Representative Novak and I were able to attend the Darlington Elementary DARE graduation. This was the 25th DARE class to graduate from Darlington Elementary and some of the parents of these 5th graders were members of the first DARE class to graduate from Darlington. I was able to talk to the kids about making good choices, bravery, and living a strong, healthy life.

Congratulations, to the 5th graders who graduated from DARE on Monday night!


*Pictured are: Police Chief Jason King, Senator Marklein, Representative Novak, Mayor Dave Breunig, and the Darlington 5th graders


Upcoming Listening Sessions, Monday April 6th
On Monday, April 6, I have four joint listening sessions with Representative Ed Brooks. Please look for a location in your area and attend if you can.

Wonewoc Listening Session

Location: Wonewoc Village Hall, 200 West Street, Woneowc

Time: 9:00am-9:30am


Elroy Listening Session
Location: 225 Main Street, Council Chambers
Time: 9:45am-10:30am

New Lisbon Listening Session
Location: New Lisbon City Hall, 232 W. Pleasant St, New Lisbon
Time: 11:00am-11:45am

Camp Douglas Listening Session
Location: Lemonweir Valley Telecom, 127 Hwy 12, Camp Douglas
Time: 12:00pm-12:45pm



WisDOT: Resurfacing work begins on Highway 23, Iowa County

Wisconsin Department of Transportation

April 1, 2015

For more information, contact:
Mahesh Shrestha, DOT Project Manager
(608) 245-2674, Mahesh.shrestha@dot.wi.gov

Resurfacing work begins on Highway 23, Iowa County


Construction has begun on 3.3 miles of Highway 23 between Lower Wyoming Road and the Wisconsin River in Iowa County. The highway is open to traffic with lanes restricted to 11 feet and shifted to accommodate construction.

The $1.1 million project will resurface the highway and replace guardrails, pavement markings and signs. It is scheduled to be completed by July.

Motorists are encouraged to slow down and be alert for workers and equipment in the work zone.



Helpful Information

Wisconsin Local Employment and Unemployment Estimates
The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) released the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) estimates of unemployment and employment statistics for metro areas, major cities and counties in Wisconsin. The estimates include revisions for January 2015 and preliminary estimates for February 2015.

The following table shows the local unemployment rates from February 2014 and February 2015 for the counties in my district.






Grant 5.4 6.4
Green 4.8 6.1
Iowa 5.9 7.4
Juneau 7.0 9.0
Lafayette 4.8 6.0
Monroe 5.6 7.0
Richland 5.4 7.0
Sauk 5.6 6.9
Vernon 5.5 6.7

*Source: Department of Workforce Development












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