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Rep. Wachs Announces His 2017-2018 Committee Assignments PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Assembly Democrats   
Friday, 30 December 2016 15:32

eau-claireEau Claire area Representative named Ranking Democrat on Assembly Judiciary and Transportation Committees.


MADISON- On Friday, December 30th, Rep. Dana Wachs (D-Eau Claire) announced his committee assignments for the 2017-2018 legislative session. Wachs was once again named the ranking Democratic member on the Assembly Committee on Judiciary, as well as a member of two Assembly committees on which he currently serves: Colleges and Universities, and Constitution and Ethics. In addition to continuing his previous committee assignments, Wachs was also named to the Assembly Committee on Transportation, where he will serve as the ranking Democratic member.

dana_wachs“It is an honor to be selected to serve on these committees,” said Wachs. “I respect and appreciate the committee process and the role that each committee plays in the development of policy in Wisconsin.”

As a civil litigation attorney for over 30 years, Rep. Wachs plans to continue to put his legal experience to work on the Assembly Committee on Judiciary. “The issues that we face on the Assembly Committee on Judiciary affect everyone,” said Wachs. “The law has been a longtime passion and career of mine, and I appreciate the opportunity to once again use my legal background to create sound public policy.”

Wachs also stressed the importance of the Assembly Committee on Transportation, and emphasized the need for common sense solutions to Wisconsin’s significant transportation challenges.

“Wisconsin is facing an unprecedented transportation crisis, and the work that we will do on the Transportation committee is more important than ever,” added Wachs. “Under the Walker Administration, we have seen our state’s infrastructure become an embarrassment with crumbling roads and significant project delays. I am ready to work across party lines to ensure that we have safe, strong roads for drivers while still exploring new modes of transportation that reduce stress on our existing infrastructure.”

Rep. Wachs represents the 91st Assembly District, which consists entirely of the City of Eau Claire. He will begin his 3rd term in the Assembly on January 3rd.

 
Assembly Democrats Announce New Committee Assignments PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Assembly Democrats   
Friday, 30 December 2016 15:15

assemblyThe names of Assembly Democratic members of the standing and joint committees for the 2017-2018 legislative session are listed.


MADISON – Today Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) announced the Assembly Democratic members of the standing and joint committees for the 2017-2018 legislative session.

peter_barca“I am excited about the wealth of experience, dedication and talent our Democratic members will bring to their respective committees,” Rep. Barca said. “I am confident that with this new caucus, my colleagues in the Assembly will represent our state well as we continue to strongly advocate for the values we all share as Wisconsinites."

The Assembly Democratic members of the committees are: (** = ranking) 

Aging and Long-Term Care
Meyers**
Kolste
Brostoff

Agriculture
Considine**
Kessler
Spreitzer
Fields
Vruwink

Campaigns and Elections
Kessler**
Zamarripa
Taylor

Children and Families
Taylor**
Billings
Subeck
Bowen 

Colleges and Universities
Berceau**
Wachs
Billings
Hebl
Vruwink
Anderson

Constitution and Ethics
Kessler**
Berceau
Wachs

Consumer Protection
Berceau**
Sinicki
Pope

Corrections
Bowen**
Pope
Goyke
Considine

Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Goyke**
Kessler
Zamarripa
Crowley

Education
Pope**
Genrich
Considine
Hebl
Bowen
Vruwink

Energy and Utilities
Zepnick**
Sargent
Genrich
Stuck
Meyers

Environment and Forestry
Mason**
Hebl
Milroy
Anderson

Family Law
Goyke**
Subeck
Zepnick

Federalism/Interstate Relations
Zepnick**
Doyle

Financial Institutions
Doyle**
Young
Zepnick
Kessler
Meyers
Fields

Government Accountability/Oversight
Pope**
Hintz
Brostoff

Health
Kolste**
Zamarripa
Subeck
Taylor

Housing and Real Estate
Stuck**
Young
Goyke

Insurance
Genrich**
Young
Berceau
Doyle
Bowen

Jobs and Economy
Ohnstad**
Stuck
Fields
Crowley

Judiciary
Wachs**
Hebl
Taylor

Labor
Sinicki**
Mason
Ohnstad

Local Government
Subeck**
Berceau
Spreitzer

Mental Health Reform
Considine**
Sargent
Brostoff
Zepnick

Natural Resources and Sporting Heritage
Milroy**
Hesselbein
Spreitzer
Stuck
Brostoff

Public Benefit Reform
Subeck**
Kolste
Riemer

Regulatory Licensing Reform
Brostoff**
Genrich
Anderson

Rural Development/Mining
Spreitzer**
Milroy
Shankland
Vruwink

Science/Technology
Genrich**
Kolste
Anderson

Small Business Development
Sargent**
Zamarripa
Billings
Kolste
Crowley

State Affairs and Government Operations
Zamarripa**
Sinicki
Ohnstad
Hesselbein
Doyle

Tourism
Billings**
Ohnstad
Mason
Considine
Vruwink

Transportation
Wachs**
Kolste
Meyers
Billings
Crowley

Urban Revitalization
Fields (Vice Chair)
Sinicki**
Bowen

Veterans and Military Affairs
Hesselbein**
Milroy
Sinicki
Goyke
Reimer

Ways and Means
Taylor**
Reimer
Ohnstad
Doyle

Workforce Development
Billings**
Spreitzer
Riemer
Ohnstad
Crowley

Rules Committee
Pope
Kolste

Joint Committee for Review of Administrative Rules
Hebl**
Anderson

Joint Committee on Information Policy and Technology
Barca**
Sargent

Joint Committee on Finance
Hintz**
Shankland

Joint Legislative Audit Committee
Sargent**
Berceau

Joint Legislative Council
Mason**
Hesselbein

Assembly Organization
Barca
Hesselbein
Sprietzer

Joint Survey Committee on Retirement Systems
Mason**

Joint Survey Committee on Tax Exemptions
Young**

Joint Review Committee on Criminal Penalties
Riemer**

 
LWV Will Hold Politicians Accountable in 2017 PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by League Women Voters WI, Andrea Kaminski   
Thursday, 22 December 2016 13:49

capitol-nightOur nonpartisan advocacy will be needed more than ever to stand up for quality public education, healthcare, voting rights and protection of our natural resources.


MADISON - We’ve begun to hear about what to expect in the State Capitol in 2017, and it's not pretty. There's talk of rolling back environmental protections, requiring drug tests for benefit recipients, limiting the number of refugees who may come to Wisconsin and reducing child support payments for the wealthiest parents.

The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin’s nonpartisan advocacy will be needed more than ever to stand up for quality public education, healthcare, voting rights and protection of our natural resources. In particular, the League needs your support to advocate for an accountable state budget that will support essential government services through a fair tax system.

Your year-end contribution will help the League stand up to politicians who believe simply in less government, rather than in more responsive, efficient and effective government.

As a grassroots organization, our strength is in our many active League members and followers. In 2017 we plan to be more proactive in alerting you with timely and concise information so you can contact your legislators and hold them accountable.

We have a big year ahead, and with your support and activism the League will speak truth to power to keep Wisconsin a healthy, happy place to live, work, play and raise a family.

*****

Please help keep the League strong with as generous a contribution as you can. Click here to make a secure, tax-deductible contribution to help the League continue to be a robust and authoritative force for good government in Wisconsin.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 December 2016 16:44
 
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