Following a busy summer, the legislature has announced new work groups that foreshadow its priorities for the upcoming fall session.
State Rep. Ed Brooks (R-Reedsburg) will serve on work groups related to analyzing and improving corrections and shared services between governments.
“I’m pleased to be working with my colleagues to improve our corrections system and the efficiency and cost of local governmental services,” said Brooks, whose district includes Greenwood township.
With a state correctional facility within the borders of the 50th Assembly District, Brooks believes the corrections work group will be a particular focus.
“Preventing recidivism, smoothing reintegration, and protecting victims are all areas that we can improve upon,” said Brooks. “New approaches to corrections can improve public safety and better control costs, and I’m looking forward to exploring those approaches with my colleagues.”
Brooks brings work experience to both groups, as he has served on the Assembly Corrections Committee since 2009 and has been a Town Chairman for the Town of Reedsburg since 1985.