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It's been bit chilly the past week but hopefully warmer temps are just around the corner. I hope everyone has a safe and cozy Valentine's Day weekend!    

This update includes how to stay up to date on vaccine information, FAFSA guidance, and an upcoming Dane County public meeting notice.

I hope you find this information helpful and please don't hesitate to reach out to my office if you have any questions.

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State Senator
27th District



Stay Informed on Vaccine Info! 

Stay informed with all information related to vaccine on the Public Health of Madison and Dane County website. This is your one stop shop for information relating on the vaccine and where to get it, eligibility, health care provider distribution as well as general facts.
Additionally, I have collected information from the following health care providers on their vaccine distribution and waitlist plans.
  • UnityPoint (Meritor) Health
  • UW Health
  • SSM
  • Monroe Clinic (SSM)
  • Sauk Prairie Health Care
  • Mercy Health
  • Aurora Advocate


FAFSA Application Assistance 

College Goal Wisconsin provides free information and assistance to families who need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is the federally required form for students seeking financial aid, such as grants and loans. Completing this is a crucial first step in qualifying for aid. College Goal Wisconsin is offering three FAFSA completion events for the following days and times:

  • Tuesday, February 23rd at 6pm - Registration opens on February 25th at noon.
  • Thursday, March 4th at 11:30am - Registration opens on February 24th at noon.
  • Thursday, April 15th starts at 6pm - Registration opens on April 6th at noon.

Students should attend with a parent or guardian if possible and bring specific items necessary to complete the FAFSA. If parents are unable to attend, students may attend along and bring these materials. Independent students should bring their own income and asset information.

You can learn more from the informational flier here.


Dane County Public Meeting Notice

The Dane County Highway and Transportation Department and KL Engineering, Inc. are conducting a virtual Public Involvement Meeting for the CTH M project in the Town of Westport. A presentation and displays will be available for viewing at the project website starting on February 22, 2021


You can get more information and a map of the project here.


Please return your comments by March 23, 2021. Provide comments to: 

Gerry Schmitt, P.E.,    

KL Engineering, Project Manager


mail:  KL Engineering, Inc.

5400 King James Way, Madison, WI  53719


Pam Dunphy, P.E.

Deputy Commissioner, Dane County Dept. of Public Works, Highway and Transportation


mail: 2302 Fish Hatchery Rd, Madison, WI 53713


- Resources - 

During this difficult time it is worth reminding Wisconsinites that 211 exists to help when you don’t know where to turn. 211 is a resource managed by the United Way of Wisconsin. Call 2-1-1 or visit their website.

Office of Crime Victim Services

End Abuse Wisconsin 

National Domestic Violence Hotline: Call 1-800-799-7233, text LOVEIS to 22522, or go to for free and confidential support.

Disaster Distress Hotline 

Coping Resources for Kids and Parents Amidst COVID-19 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Veterans Crisis Line 

Vets for Warriors 

Military One Source 

Resilient Wisconsin

Department of Corrections Helpline: The call center can be reached by members of the public Monday through Friday from 7:45am–4:30pm at (608) 240-5700.

Wisconsin Farm Center 

24/7 Farmer Wellness Hotline

LGBTQ Crisis Line 

HopeLine Text Service 

Wisconsin Elder Abuse Hotline 

Wisconsin Addiction Recovery Helpline 


Looking for additional resources? If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to my office at Sen.Erpenbach@Legis.WI.Gov, or call (608) 266-6670. 


Contacting My Office

Feel free to contact me with any inquiries.

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