State of the State Address

Governor Evers delivered his 2023 State of the State Address to a joint session of the Wisconsin Legislature. The Governor’s Address included a peak at his 2023-2025 biennial budget proposal, which he will fully unveil to a joint session of the Legislature on February 15th at the State Capitol. With a projected budget surplus of nearly $7 billion, Shared Revenue is one item I will be working on for District 6. Through shared revenue, the State of Wisconsin shares tax dollars with cities, towns, villages, and counties for local projects and services, such as local road projects, and police and fire protection. Following the State of the State Address, I was able to have a private conversation with Governor Evers on issues important to District 6.

Under The Dome

Rep. Peter Schmidt with Renee Minlschmidt of the Wisconsin Credit Union League.

I had the pleasure of sitting down for a wonderful talk with Renee Minlshmidt of the Wisconsin Credit Union League. Renee is the VP of Branch Operations for Fox Communities Credit Union in Appleton. Credit unions are not-for-profit cooperatives owned by their members instead of shareholders. This gives credits unions a unique opportunity to put people first with banking. We discussed the importance of credit unions in Wisconsin, such as helping people rebuild credit, saving for a home, and the the ability of credit unions to give people a second chance when others can’t help.

The Dairy Strong 2023 conference was held recently in Madison giving me a chance to meet with fellow dairy farms from the district and beyond. Among the topics discussed were increasing product sales, rural road funding, dairy farming innovations, and the future of dairy in the dairy state. Next years conference will be held in Green Bay January 17-18.

School Choice Week!

January 22-28 is National School Choice Week. The week raises awareness of the different types of schools or education options that parents can choose for their children. Open enrollment for the 2023-24 school year is February 1-April 20. Visit to learn about this statewide private school voucher program and to see if you qualify. Some public school districts also allow open enrollment in neighboring districts. Contact your local district to find out if this is an option.

You have a choice in your child’s schooling!

Local Events
Gresham Lions Winter CarnivalFestivities start at 6am at the Lions Shelter, Upper Red Lake Road. Fishing contest, raffle, giant show kites on the ice. Snacks, food, beverages, and music!Click here for more information
52nd Annual Sno-Mo/ATV Races1/3rd Mile Iced TrackFood and Refreshments availableRaffles all day, Evening DanceSaturday January 28th, Races start at 11AMClick here for more information
13th Annual Chilirific MusicpaloozaAll you can eat chili! Ham and cheese sandwiches, chips, dessert, and drinks also available. Raffles and silent auctions Jazz, Choir, and Band PerformancesThis is a fundraiser for the PHS Music Department’s upcoming trip to Pasadena/Rose Bowl in January 2024.Pulaski High School CommonsSunday, February 6, 11:30am-3:30pmClick 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.