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19th Senate District E-Update: March 31, 2023

Reminder: Listening Session Saturday, April 1, 2023: “Both Sides” Budget Listening Session with Rep. Snodgrass

Menasha Public Library
10:30am – 12:00pm


 

This week I was happy to sit on a number of panels to discuss varying policy focuses, such as health care, criminal justice reform and one on pharmacy related issues, such as their legislative and regulatory priorities. Thank you to the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin, and my legislative colleagues for the invitations!

In addition, my staff and I had productive meetings with:

  • Regent Bogost of the UW Board of Regents
  • Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Wisconsin Dental Association
  • Wisconsin Farm Bureau
  • Wisconsin Towns Association
Senator Cabral-Guevara touring the Fox Valley Technical College's health department on Thursday, March 30.
Senator Cabral-Guevara touring the Fox Valley Technical College’s health department on Thursday, March 30.

Upcoming Listening Sessions

Saturday, April 1, 2023: “Both Sides” Budget Listening Session with Rep. Snodgrass
Menasha Public Library
10:30am – 12:00pm

Please stop by and share with me and other legislators what your top priorities are for the biennial budget and legislative session. I hope to see you there!

Budget Process

Wisconsin is at its strongest fiscal position in decades. Republicans will continue to do what we’ve done, and that is legislate fiscal responsibility.

The Joint Finance Committee recently announced their public hearing schedule for budget-related hearings, all hearings will run from 10am to 5pm:

Wednesday, April 5th
Waukesha County Expo Center, Main Arena
1000 Northview Rd, Waukesha

Tuesday, April 11th
UW- Eau Claire, Davies Student Center
Ojibwe Grand Ballroom (Third Floor)
77 Roosevelt Ave, Eau Claire

Wednesday, April 12th
Wilderness Resort, Glacier Canyon Conference Center
Sandstone Meeting Room
45 Hillman Road, Wisconsin Dells

Wednesday, April 26th
Lakeland Union High School
9573 State Highway 70, Minocqua

The legislature is committed to hearing from all sides to ensure that we have a budget that works for everyone. If you want members of the Joint Finance Committee to hear your thoughts and suggestions for our upcoming biennial budget, you can submit feedback to: https://legis.wisconsin.gov/topics/budgetcomments/

As taxpayers and members of our community, your input is vital to this process… I encourage you to take time and share your thoughts!

Traveling to the Capitol

My office is available five days a week for anyone looking to travel down to the Capitol and would like to check out our office!

If you are interested in a guided tour provided by my staff, or me, please email Sen.Cabral-Guevara@legis.wisconsin.gov. Emailing my office as early as possible will help ensure that I can allot time in my calendar to get to know you, your family and friends, and show you around the building!

Community Events

Here is a list of some events happening around our area in the next few weeks. If you have an event you would like included in future e-updates, email us here!

Saturday, April 1st: Art Activity Day (10am)

Sunday, April 2nd: Giants of Jazz Series (2pm), 54th Annual Holy Cross Men’s Open Basketball Tournament

Tuesday, April 4th: Pumped for Printmaking Workshop Series (5:30pm)

Wednesday, April 5th: Kid’s Spring Break Art Camp (12pm)

Thursday, April 6th: Open Chess Night (5:30pm)

Travel Wisconsin is great resource to learn more about our community and fun events, opportunities to explore our wonderful parks and trails, along with great cuisine, take a look below!

48 Hours to Explore Appleton

Wisconsin Sensory-Friendly Children Museums

Travel Wisconsin Appleton Area Events

Travel Wisconsin

Committees

This session, it is my deep honor and privilege to have been selected as the chair of the Senate Committee on Health for this upcoming biennium. My number one priority has stayed the same and will continue to stay the same: increase affordability and accessibility in health care for the state of Wisconsin. Additionally, I’m excited to share my legislation with you once we get closer to introduction, stayed tuned!

Click on the links to view committee activity!

Health (Chair)

Mental Health, Substance Abuse Prevention, Children and Families (Vice Chair)

Education

Universities & Revenue

I am looking forward to continuing my work on each of these with many of my colleagues.

Contacting My Office

My capitol office is here to help you with general inquiries as well as questions and concerns regarding legislative matters. Feel free to contact me or my staff. We are always ready to assist you in your needs. Please visit my website for press releases and other capitol updates.

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