ab 146 signing

This week Governor Walker signed into law a bill, AB 146, allowing dental hygienists to provide services outside of dental offices in order that underserved populations have access to basic preventative dental care. These individuals may reside in long-term care, skilled nursing facilities and community based residential facilities (CBRFs). Dental hygienists are also able to provide care in hospitals, medical clinics, nursing homes, adult day care centers, prisons and non-profit dental programs. This is a wonderful bill that passed unanimously with bi-partisan support and the support of leading health organizations.

Please see Representative Bernier’s press release on her website.

Assembly Joint Resolution 51

Below are links to videos that were recorded on June 14th, 2017 as AJR 51 was voted on in the Assembly and Senate.

Thanks to all who helped support this important resolution, the passing of which shows the power of grassroots advocacy.

We were pleased to be present at Valley Packaging Industries (VPI) as Senate President Roger Roth (R – Appleton) presented Bob Russo with a legislative citation honoring his thirty years of dedicated services to VPI.

bob russo

Long Time RFW member Tom Keil retires from Holiday House in Manitowoc after 42 years of dedicated service.
Congratulations Tom!

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On May 5th, Governor Walker, Tourism Secretary Clet, and Transportation Secretary Ross gathered with other elected officials and dignitaries at the new La Crosse Rest Area 31 for a ribbon cutting ceremony. The facility houses a new travelers' welcome center where the La Crosse Convention and Visitors Bureau staff greet visitors and dispense information to assist them in their travels across Wisconsin. The gathering was one of several ceremonies held in Wisconsin to celebrate Tourism Week and promote Wisconsin's tourism industry.

Learn more about the Rest Area Maintenance (RAM) program at the RAM Website.

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