I work with your representative, Rob Stafsholt, in the state Assembly, where I serve as Majority Leader. I work with members to get their bills through the committee process and onto the Assembly floor for a full vote. I wanted to share some of the successes from the 29th Assembly District, where first-term Rep. Stafsholt is proving to be an effective voice for western Wisconsin.

Rep. Stafsholt has sponsored legislation that empowers individuals to make good decisions, incentivizing the good rather than using the state as a hammer. He highlights his commitment to making sure the next generation has access to the resources he enjoyed growing up in St. Croix County.

The bills he authored that are now law show he means what he says. One allows for a bank or credit union to create a promotion in order to reward responsible savings and to encourage young people to sign up for savings accounts. Another, gives parents the right to decide when their child is ready to learn to hunt through a mentored program. This year, 1,814 mentored deer hunting licenses were sold — over 1,000 of which went to 9-year-olds.

A thousand more young Wisconsinites went in the woods, and not a single one of them got hurt. I am also working with him on reforms to wetland permitting, to encourage more people to bring jobs to all corners of the state without sacrificing environmental protections. Stafsholt has been tireless, and productive, working for his constituents.



Dunn County News reporter

Laura covers local/prep sports as well as school-related and general news in Dunn County. She joined The Dunn County News in October 2016. She can be contacted directly at laura.giammattei@lee.net or (715) 279-6721.

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"10 state hunting licenses were sold this month to children younger than 1, according to Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources data released Tuesday.

It's not known whether any of the infants actually participated in the hunt.

The documents could have been purchased as mementos for the youngsters. Or they could have been used to register a deer that another hunter killed.

The low-price, first-time mentored hunting licenses carry all the harvest authorizations of a similar adult license.

One deer was registered to a 4-year-old hunter, and seven deer were registered to 5-year-olds, according to state records The harvest records don't indicate who killed the deer."


Nothing as dangerous as a Republican like Rob Stafsholt for destroying the wetlands, especially for Foxconn, and maybe add another iron mining disaster and add some extra sand mines, we got it all here in Wississippi. Thanks for pumping up your employer Mr. Steineke, Republican's are taking down Wisconsin.

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