COVID-19 - Census Counting

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

On Wednesday, I took part in a briefing call on COVID-19 with Senior Administration Officials at the White House. I appreciate the steps our federal government is taking to aggressively respond to this pandemic. As we continue to address pandemic concerns, please rely on accurate information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at the following wesite:

Thursday, Governor Evers declared a public health emergency in response to new cases of COVID-19, directing the Department of Health Services (DHS) to use all the resources necessary to repsond to and contain the outbreak. This week Wisconsin confirmed five new cases and we want to be alert and responsive to the ever changing status of COVID-19, and make every effort to slow the spread.

Let me encourage you to follow these steps to avoid getting sick:

  • Frequent and thorough hand washing with soap and water

  • Cover your cough or sneeze

  • Avoid touching your face

  • If you are sick, stay home

  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces

Home Run for Taxpayers!

In 1996, the Miller Park Stadium Tax was approved. March 31st the Tax will end!

As you may know, Assembly Bill 73 which I authored with Sen. Wanggaard, was drafted to end the Miller Park Stadium Tax once and for all. It is such an accomplishment to say this bill completed what Racine County residents have been asking for over 20 years. It was a great bi-partisan effort and victory for Wisconsin taxpayers.

The bill was signed into law last November and will provide for the return of excess funds to the five participating counties who may only use those funds for property tax relief, public safety, parks and recreations or economic development.

This week households across the United States began to receive an invitation to self-respond to the 2020 Census online or by phone.

It's important that our community is counted accurately so please respond when your invitation to self-respond arrives. If you have questions about the census visit or

Captiol Visitors

Thank you to Racine County Tavern League Members for visiting!

Consider These Opportunities

  • Bonus spring turkey harvest authorization go on sale March 16th for each of the seven spring turkey hunting zones. Hunters are encouraged to check the DNR’s turkey zone map and bonus harvest authorization availability to see if harvest authorizations are available for the time period and zone in which they want to hunt.

  • The Department of Natural Resources invites hunters, farmers, foresters and any one interested in deer management in Wisconsin to attend the upcoming County Deer Advisory Council meetings to be held across the state March 30th through April 6th. Every county in Wisconsin has a County Deer Advisory Council, which provides an opportunity for local input into local deer management. These meetings are important for shaping the 2020 deer hunting seasons and annual antlerless harvest quotas. A schedule of each county’s meeting can be found here.