By Joe Bachman
WISCONSIN RAPIDS — Wisconsin Congressman Ron Kind held a listening session Thursday afternoon in Wisconsin Rapids.
Hosted by the VFW Post 2534, Kind took questions and comments from members of the community, as well as veterans, on a range of topics. Kind was asked about the issue of CAFOs, climate change, the economy, and faced welcomed critiques of school voucher program expansion under new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.
Kind also showed off savings made from the office budget in form of a check to the state totaling over $1.7 million dollars.
“We’re trying to find some efficiencies and savings in the office budget, and we’re happy to report that this year we’ve returned over $105,000 [to taxpayers], which is roughly 10 percent of our overall budget range,” said Rep. Kind. “This brings the grand total to over $1.77 million dollars.”
The listening session lasted just over an hour.
“Traveling around western and central Wisconsin to hear from constituents is my favorite part of this job,” said Rep. Kind. “These listening sessions are a great opportunity for me to talk with people across the Third Congressional District.
A video of Kind’s meeting with Mayor Zach Vruwink can be seen below.