State Senator Van Wanggaard's eNewsletter 2023
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Combatting Reckless Driving


Reckless driving has skyrocketed in recent years and has become an epidemic. Although people think of this as a Milwaukee/Madison problem, it’s hitting Racine and Kenosha Counties, too.
This week, the Judiciary and Public Safety Committee that I chair heard two bills aimed at correcting this increasingly widespread problem. Senate Bill 90 raises the fines and penalties for reckless driving. Senate Bill 92 allows communities to impound the vehicles of repeat reckless drivers. Combined, these bills will give police more tools to stop reckless driving through our neighborhoods.

Happy Heavenly Birthday Kevin!
Thursday, March 16th would have been his 62nd

Kevin visiting me on the floor of the Wisconsin State Senate
As some of you know, my brother Kevin Wanggaard passed away this past year. He was an incredible person who always remembered everyone's birthday. In honor of his memory and his legacy of "paying it forward" please join me in doing something kind for someone else. Miss you brother!

Congratulations Wilmot Academic Decathlon

10th Consecutive State Title

Team members include, from left, Allison Streitmatter, Lorelei Glassmann, Isaac Keen, Daegan Fragale, Evan Kerkman, Emilee Olenick, Mary Catherine Slagle, Charlie Fielder and Mac Keen
The Wilmot Union High School Academic Decathlon Team earned its TENTH (!) consecutive state title and will advance to the National Competition in April.

The Academic Decathlon is a national competition where students are tested in ten categories. These categories include art, economics, essay, interview, language and literature, mathematics, music, science, social science, and speech.

Congrats to Mr. Don Serkowski for leading another winning team!

At the Capitol 

This week the Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha stopped in my office during their day at the Capitol. 

A fine group of students and teachers from Union Grove High School visited the Capitol on Monday. 

Folks from the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI) stopped in this week to discuss crisis intervention training and the creation of regional crisis intervention centers.

Starting Over Means Hearing From You!
Statewide Budget Public Hearings


Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Waukesha County Expo Center, Main Arena
1000 Northview Rd, Waukesha
Tuesday, April 11, 2023        
UW-Eau Claire, Davies Student Center
Ojibwe Grand Ballroom (Third Floor) 
77 Roosevelt Ave., Eau Claire
Wednesday, April 12, 2023         
Wilderness Resort, Glacier Canyon Conference Center
Sandstone Meeting Room
45 Hillman Road, Wisconsin Dells
Wednesday, April 26, 2023       
Lakeland Union High School
9573 State Highway 70, Minocqua
Public Hearings on the state budget will begin each day at 10 a.m. and conclude at 5 p.m. Attendees will be asked to fill out a form upon arrival to be added to the queue to testify.
To find more information, or if you would like to submit comments that will be shared with the budget writing committee and cannot attend a public hearing, please visit the following website:
I am in the process of scheduling my own in-district budget listening sessions. Stay tuned for dates and locations!
Issue 273
March 17, 2023
Pictured with our resident Wilmot Academic Decathlon Champion from 2021- Anna Carroll my current intern extraordinaire. 

Connect with Van:


State Senator Van
21st Senate District 

Wisconsin State Capitol 
P.O. Box 7882
Madison, Wisconsin 53707
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