Pristine water, serene trails, picturesque cabins, hunting, fishing and spending time outdoors- just part of what makes the Northwoods such a popular travel destination. Wisconsin’s tourism economy topped $19.3 billion in 2015 and all four counties that make up the 34th Assembly District saw increases in total economic impact due to tourism. Tourism is a huge part of having a successful economy, and Rob will continue to lead and support initiatives that help the Northwoods to thrive.
Broadband expansion is extremely important to economic development and emergency services for the most remote areas. Too often, many rural communities are either underserved or do not receive any type of broadband access at all. Throughout Rob's time in the legislature he's supported several measures to increase funding for broadband expansion in rural Wisconsin, including the TEACH II program.
During his time in the legislature, Rob has worked to lower taxes, promote tourism, and address the issues facing rural schools around the state. He remains dedicated to helping and serving the greater Northwoods. Here are several issues that Rob will continue to work on:
Rob served as the Chair of the Speaker's Task Force on Rural Schools during the 2013-2014 legislative session. During that time, the task force recommended several ideas to help bring much needed aid to rural schools. Rob has continued to be a champion for rural schools as many of those recommendations were approved during the 2015-2017 biennial budget process.
Fabrication Laboratories (Fab Labs) are classroom facilities located on a school campus where students and members of the community can learn hands-on skills related to jobs in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math). During the 2015-2017 budget, a grant program was created to help provide funding for school districts across the state. Rob is dedicated to continuing to support this initiative.
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