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19th Senate District Update: April 26, 2024

Week four of “what we got done for you!”

One change that will help Wisconsin’s healthcare workforce is Senate Bill 671, now 2023 Act 183.

Act 183 is a simple law that will expand opportunities to get more nurse aides in the workforce by cutting unnecessary red tape. Currently, the Department of Health Services allows nursing students to start working prior to taking their certification test, but only if they work full-time. This results in an untapped labor market of trained professionals that can fill critical gaps if they are unable to commit to 40+ hour work weeks.

Act 183 will allow these students to enter the workforce part-time before taking their exam. Though it may seem like a small change, it removes an barriers and moves folks into critical care settings more efficiently.

My staff and I were also happy to meet with:

  • Wisconsin Association of College Admissions Counseling
  • Winneconne Middle School
  • Winneconne Elementary School
  • Winneconne Town Supervisors
  • Wisconsin Department of Transportation Northeast Region
  • Eagle Point Senior Living

Next week, I look forward to many more meetings in our area!

April 27 is Prescription Drug Take Back Day.

April: Month of the Military Child

As a military kid myself, I am doing what I can to bring awareness to the Month of the Military Child! If interested, click on the link below to learn about how you can support our military families.

Purple Up! April is the Month of the Military Child

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!

Friday, April 26th: Waupaca Electronics Recycling Event
Saturday, April 27th: Woodcock and Starlight
Saturday, April 27th: Wautoma Library Brat Fry – StoneRidge
Saturday, April 27th: Weyauwega Arts Organization – Deadman’s Carnival at the Gerold Opera House
Sunday April 28th: Manawa Rural Fire Department Annual “Drive-Thru” Pancake Breakfast
Tuesday, April 30th – May 5th: Timber Rattlers Vs Great Lakes Loons
Wednesday, April 24th: Storytime – Wautoma Library

Saturday, May 4th: Sturgeon Shuffle 10K Run 5K Run/Walk 
Saturday, May 4th: New London City Wide Rummage Sale – Spring
Saturday, May 4th – May 5th: Spring Shopping Days
Wednesday, May 8th: Fox Valley Technical College – Clintonville Regional Center – Herbal Container Gardening
Friday, May 10th: May Festival

Below are some great resources to learn more about our community and fun events, opportunities to explore our wonderful parks and trails, along with great cuisine!

Fox Cities Events Calendar
Future Neenah Events Calendar
Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce
New London Chamber of Commerce
Waushara Area Chamber of Commerce
Wisconsin Sensory-Friendly Children Museums
Visit Waupaca County
Travel Wisconsin

Traveling to the Capitol

My office is available five days a week for anyone looking to travel down to the Capitol!

If you are interested in a guided tour provided by my staff, or me, please email 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!


This session, I serve as the chair of the Senate Committee on Health. My number one priority has always been to increase affordability and accessibility in health care for the state of Wisconsin.

Click on the links to check out what the committees I serve on are up to!

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

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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