Welcome to my e-update!

My name is Brad Pfaff, and I am proud to represent you as State Senator for the 32nd District in the Wisconsin State Senate.

Our district includes La Crosse, Vernon, Crawford, and southern Monroe County.

In January, I took an oath at the State Capitol and made a promise to work hard for the people of Western Wisconsin. I fully intend to keep my promise and show up every day.

This newsletter helps me keep in touch with all of you and provides updates on what's happening around the district and in the State Capitol.

Around the District

Grand opening of REACH Service and Resource Center in La Crosse

The REACH Service and Resource Center in La Crosse will host service agencies that assist our neighbors who are currently unhoused. A welcoming space with knowledge and resources is important for our community, so I was honored to participate in its grand opening.

Good Works: Local ROTC students bridging the gap

Recently, the Eagle Battalion from UW-La Crosse, Viterbo, and Winona State trekked through the Hixon Forest to replace an old bridge on the Oak Trail. I’m proud to see our local ROTC students standing out as community leaders. Thank you Eagles for your great teamwork!

Holmen’s Farm-to-School program remains a model

The School District of Holmen's Farm-to-School program teaches students about the hard work that goes into producing food and cultivates appreciation for our farmers. I recently welcomed Agriculture Secretary Randy Romanski to Holmen to learn about our local success story!

Senator Pfaff, Representative Doyle, and Secretary Romanski learning about the School District of Holmen Farm-to-School Program

Capitol Update

PSC Awards $100 million in Broadband Access Grants

I’m proud to have advocated for over $8 million in broadband expansion grants that will bring fiber optic internet to homes and businesses in Crawford and Vernon County.

Internet shouldn’t drop out as soon as you leave the city limits. Bringing reliable broadband to rural communities is a must, and we’re taking big steps to do that here in Wisconsin.

Federal government releases PFAS Action Plan

I am pleased that the federal government is recognizing PFAS as a critical issue. Earlier this year, I cosponsored a bill, the CLEAR Act, which takes action to clean up Wisconsin's drinking water. We must keep our families safe and healthy by getting dangerous chemicals like PFAS out of our water supply.

COVID-19 Update

CDC Expands Eligibility for COVID-19 Booster Shots

For individuals who received a Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, the following groups are eligible for a booster shot at 6 months or more after their first shot:

  • 65 years and older
  • Age 18+ who live in long-term care settings
  • Age 18+ who have underlying medical conditions
  • Age 18+ who work or live in high-risk settings

For those who got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, booster shots are recommended for people 18 and older and who were vaccinated two or more months ago.

Local Guidelines

I encourage everyone to continue observing municipal safety guidelines for COVID-19. Breakthrough cases of the Delta Variant are increasing, and we want to make sure our friends and neighbors are protected.

If you’re not sure what your local health officials are advising, you can call your county health department or visit their website.

Date Event Location
10/28 First Responders Day Nationwide
10/31 Halloween Nationwide
11/1 Native American Heritage Month Nationwide
11/6 Holiday Craft Show La Crosse Public Library
11/7 Daylight Savings Time Ends Nationwide
11/11 Veterans Day Nationwide