Start of 2023-2024 Legislative Session

I am grateful to have been elected by you as your State Representative. With the 2023-2024 Legislative Session underway, I have been working hard using the power of this office to help solve problems for individual constituents of District 6.

Recently, we had a call come in to my office from a new college graduate. The graduate had been waiting for 6 weeks to get an Authorization to Test for her RN license and begin her nursing career. Occupational licenses are granted by the Department of Safety and Professional Services in Madison. The graduate was getting very frustrated with the slow movement and non-response from DSPS. My first step was to reach out directly to the Chair of the Legislative Council Study Committee on Occupational Licenses. I then contacted the legislative liaison with DSPS to get more information and to speed up the process for my constituent. After waiting 6 weeks with no luck, less than 2 business days after contacting my office, I’m happy to say she received her Authorization to Test for her RN license.

I received call from another constituent who is having major basement flooding issues. He believes it is related to a road construction project nearby, and some work being done to the ditch as part of that project. I am currently working with the Department of Transportation to find the root cause and come up with a solution.

There is another constituent who has lived on their property for quite a long time. Their driveway runs through the property of another land owner. I am working on a possible easement that both property owners will be happy with.

A large part of my work at the Capitol in Madison is committee work. My number one concern with the committee work is taking care of District 6. I serve on the following committees this session:

  • Committee on Rural Affairs
  • Committee on Agriculture
  • Committee on Transportation
  • Committee on Environment
  • Committee on Consumer Protection

Bill Co-Sponsorship

  • Co-Sponsorship of LRB 0955/1Expungement Reform: Providing Pathways to Employment. A segment of our state’s able-bodied population remain trapped on the workforce sidelines due to an employment barrier created by our state’s outdated, unclear, and inconsistent expungement law. Expungement refers to a process where a person can petition to have his or her record expunged (or sealed) of a non-violent, lower-level offense. Wisconsin pioneered expungement 50 years ago, but has not updated some structural flaws since its 1976 enactment.
  • Co-Sponsorship of LRB 0172/1 relating to: Eliminating the land recycling loan program. While the LRLP did assist with a handful of cleanups in the first decade of the program, it has not been used since 2008 and is effectively defunct as no new applicants have been found. This is at least in-part due to a number of other programs which are better suited to assist localities in remediation and redevelopment efforts. The bill is a Common-sense step towards eliminating unnecessary provisions in our state statutes.
Local Events
Story TimeWittenberg Village Library302 S Cherry St, WittenbergJan 4, 11:00 AM – Jan 25, 11:30 AMEnjoy stories, rhymes, and activities!Click here for more information.
Porcupine Snowshoe HikeSnowshoe through the woods, bog and past porcupine dens.Navarino Nature CenterW5646 Lindsten Road, ShioctonSaturday, Jan 21, 1-3 PMClick here for more information.

Home ShowThe WRBA Home ShowHillcrest Primary School1410 S Waukechon St, ShawanoSaturday Feb 18 and Sunday Feb 19, 9 AM-3 PMClick here for more information.