Madison, WI — There have been several news articles across the state of Wisconsin addressing the issue of professional licensure delays. The delays themselves have run across many employment sectors, but the backlog of those seeking to join the medical field is the most significant.

“With the backlog of licensures on full display, many may not understand the devastating impact this may have on citizens across the 41st District and the rest of the State. We are all well aware of the workforce shortage that is impacting every sector of our economy and these delays are adding yet another hurdle to getting people into our workforce,” said Representative Dallman.

“These professional licensure delays are one example of Governor Evers’ failed leadership. Constituents from the 41st District have personally reached out to my office to see if there is any way we could expedite their licensure processing, some waiting nearly a year, but the Evers Administration is not willing to work with our office to help the citizens of our state. That is truly a shame.” said Representative Dallman.

Governor Evers has tried many times to blame this licensure delay on lack of money and resources, but that is simply not the case. There has been millions of dollars allotted to the Department of Safety and Professional Services along with other agencies to advance staffing and technology. In the past two budgets, over 10 new positions have been added for Professional Trade and Regulation and over $10 million was designated for IT upgrades and online licensing.

“As Governor Evers and his team continue to turn a blind eye, Wisconsinites will go on suffering,” said Representative Dallman. “It took me over 14 months as your State Representative to be able to see Governor Evers in-person and his absence and unwillingness to work with the Legislature was one of the biggest surprises of my first term. I am asking Governor Evers to address these issues inside his administration so the citizens of our great state can work up to their education and training level.”

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