Local democratic lawmakers hear from area voters at listening session

Legislators in our area heard from voters about some of the big issues they’d like to see talked about at the state capitol.

State Senator Jennifer Shilling and Representative Steve Doyle held a public listening session at the West Salem Public Library Thursday night.

Some of the issues highlighted at the session were family farms, road project delays, and access to affordable health care.

The lawmakers say events like these help them better represent Western Wisconsin when they go to Madison, even when Madison isn’t talking about what matters.

“The issues that we’re talking about in Madison are not the issues that I’m hearing back here in the district. In Madison, we talk about whether it’s a holiday tree or a Chrsitmas tree. Back in the district, we talk about issues like healthcare and education and decent roads and what we’re doing to ensure a better future for our kids,” said Rep. Doyle.

The next Wisconsin State Legislative session is in January 2020.

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