State Senator Van Wanggaard's eNewsletter 2015

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State Senator Van Wanggaard
21st Senate District  

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

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Budget Listening Sessions
Speaker Robin Vos and I will be holding Joint Budget Listening Sessions in the District.  Members of the public are welcome to attend.  The current dates and times are listed below.
Monday, March 23, 2015
3-4pm: Burlington Council Chambers: 224 E. Jefferson St., Burlington

Monday, March 23, 2015
5-6pm: Community State Bank: 925 15th Ave, Union Grove

Monday, March 23, 2015
7-8pm: Mount Pleasant Village Hall: 8811 Campus Dr., Mount Pleasant

Local Events

Spaghetti Dinner
St. Charles Church, Burlington
Saturday, March 7, 2015

Hospice Alliance Fundraiser
The Club at Strawberry Creek, Kenosha
Saturday, March 7, 2015

Pancake Breakfast and Auction
Kansasville Grade School
Sunday, March 8th, 2015

Chicken ala King & Biscuits
Community Baptist Church of Honey Creek
Saturday, March 14, 2015

Chocolate Extravaganza
Burlington High School
Saturday, March 21, 2015

Scholarship Pancake Breakfast
Masonic Lodge #28, Burlington
March 22, 2015

4th Annual Inspired by Ryan Arts Fair
Union Grove Elementary School
March 28, 2015

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Right-to-Work in Wisconsin


My number one goal as a state senator is to grow the state’s economy. Right-to-work puts us in a more competitive position to expand and recruit jobs and businesses to Wisconsin. In addition, right-to-work states have twice the job growth as forced unionization states.


I’ve said many times that I am proud of my union and my former union status, and would have voluntarily joined my union if I had the option. But, I also recognize that others may not have wanted to join the union and they should not be forced to. And that’s the bottom line – no person should be forced to join a union to have a job.

On, Wednesday, February 25th I was proud to speak in support of the right-to-work legislation on the floor of the Wisconsin State Senate.  The legislation passed the Senate 17-15.  On Friday, March 6th, my colleagues in the Assembly passed the right-to-work legislation with a large majority 62-35.
The Governor will sign the right-to-work legislation- Senate Bill 44, on Monday, March 9th at Badger Meter in Brown Deer.

In order to contact me in support of Right-to-Work in Wisconsin, click the logo below.


Watch my Senate Floor Speech in support of Right-to-Work
February 25, 2015

Wisconsin Joint Finance Committee Schedules Regional Budget Hearings

The Joint Committee on Finance will hold a public hearing, during the week of March 16, 2015, on the Governor's 2015-17 Biennial Budget (Assembly Bill 20/Senate Bill 20) -- according to the following schedule:

Wednesday, March 18 (10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.)*

Brillion High School

Endries Performing Arts Center

W1101 County Road HR Brillion, WI 54110


Friday, March 20 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)*

Alverno College

Pitman Theatre

3400 South 43rd Street

Milwaukee, WI 53234


Monday, March 23 (10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)*

University of Wisconsin-Barron County

Fine Arts Theatre

1800 College Drive

Rice Lake, WI 54868


Thursday, March 26 (9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)*

Reedsburg High School

CAL Center Auditorium

1100 South Albert Avenue

Reedsburg, WI 53959


*The Committee will conclude taking testimony at the time specified. Written comments can be emailed to the Committee at  or sent via U.S. mail to: Joe Malkasian, Room 305 East, State Capitol, Madison, WI 53702.
Additional information about the proposed state budget can be found at:


Wisconsin Department of Administration- Click
Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau- Click


Visiting the Capitol

On Tuesday, March 3rd, I had an opportunity to meet Reid Aaron, the Commandant of the Veterans Home at Union Grove. 

The same day, I met with David and Trevor Schwartz as part of the Wisconsin Petroleum Marketers Association Legislative Day at the Capitol.


On Tuesday, March 2nd, I also met with the Wisconsin Optometric Association visited during their Legislative Day at the Capitol. 

In the District

On Friday, March 6th, I met with Dr. Tom Thibodeau and John Brocksopp at Gateway Technical College (IMET Campus) in Sturtevant.  We had a nice discussion regarding technical education issues.

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P.O. Box 7882
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Madison, WI 53707

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