Some of the agenda topics for the eight bienniel Door/Kewaunee Legislative Days event have been released.
The purpose of Legislative Days is to educate state officials about Door and Kewaunee Counties, and to lobby for state action to help address local issues and concerns. Legislative Days 2017 will take place in Madison on Wednesday and Thursday, April 5-6.
Among of the major Door/Kewaunee Legislative Days 2017 agenda topics will be:
+ Support for additional funding for improving rural broadband;
+ Support funding for river restoration based on the existing Total Maximun Daily Load process;
+ Support for legislative bills constituting the Wisconsin Rural Initiative;
+ Opposition to the proposed repeal of statewide school start date standard.
Organizers say critical to the success of this event is the active participation of at least 100 Door and Kewaunee County citizen representatives, so that at least one local delegate will visit with every legislator.
The cost to participate for delegates is $30, made possible by a variety of area financial sponsors. The subsidized fee includes three meals and a logo polo shirt. Training sessions will be held prior to the event, so anyone can participate. Anyone interested in participating in Legislative Days can register at this link no later than Friday, March 3.
For those unsure about attending, the Legislative Days Steering Committee is hosting three public information sessions, where participants can learn how Legislative Days works, the program’s history and past accomplishments, how the legislative and state agency agendas are developing, about the role of delegates, logistics, or scheduling and ask any questions about the event itself:
+ 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Nasewaupee Town Hall, 3388 County Road PD, Sturgeon Bay.
+ 4 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at Liberty Grove Town Hall, 11161 Old Stage Road, Sister Bay.
+ 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 1, at Algoma Public Library, 406 Fremont St, Algoma.
“The logistics and details for Door Kewaunee Legislative Days 2017 are coming together very well,” said Legislative Days Steering Committee Chairman Caleb Frostman. “As this is our eighth trip to Madison, we have been able to improve the event to the point that we are confident this will be the best and most productive Legislative Days yet. Legislative Days is open to anyone who is interested in the legislative process.”
Door/Kewaunee Legislative Days will be headquartered at the newly refurbished Best Western Premier Park Hotel (formerly the Inn on The Park) on Capitol Square in downtown Madison. Most scheduled meetings and meals will be held at either Premier Park Hotel, the Tommy Thompson Commerce Building (201 West Washington) or at the State Capitol, which is located just across the street from the hotel.
The main events are scheduled for Wednesday, April 5, when delegates will call on state legislators in the afternoon and enjoy a reception with legislators and guests that evening. The remainder of the two-day event will be reserved for visiting state officials and select state agencies.