Door-Kewaunee Legislative Days 2017 have arrived. More than 125 delegates from Door and Kewaunee counties plan to be in Madison Wednesday and Thursday to make sure lawmakers know about the top issues facing the Door-Kewaunee Peninsula as they develop the 2017-19 state budget.

The agenda topics reached in a series of meetings around the two counties this winter:

+ Support for additional funding for improving rural broadband;

+ Protecting the public’s drinking water in the at-risk karst geo-region underlying the peninsula;

+ Protecting water quality of Door/Kewaunee rivers;

+ Opposition to the repeal of the statewide Sept. 1 school start date; and

+ Consistent and adequate funding for the Harbor Assistance Program.

The work begins Wednesday after a noon luncheon meeting hosted by state Rep. Joel Kitchens, who represents both counties in the Assembly. The delegates will spread out across the Capitol with a goal of contacting all 99 Assembly representatives and 33 state senators.

An evening reception with legislators and guests will conclude the first day, and a Thursday breakfast meeting is planned with legislative leaders. The rest of Thursday morning will be spent in meetings at state agencies before the delegates return home Thursday afternoon.

This is the eighth time Door and Kewaunee leaders have organized this biennial trip to Madison.

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