Check out these key votes made by elected officials in Wisconsin during the most recent legislative session, and go to www.votespotter.com to signup and see how your elected officials voted on these and other issues that impact your daily life.
AB 310, Deny family planning funding to abortion providers: Passed 60 to 35 in the Assembly on September 24, 2015, and of 19 to 14 in the Senate on January 20, 2016.
To redirect family planning funding to state, county, and local health departments and health clinics. This legislation bans funds from going to organizations that provide abortion services, make referrals for abortion services, or have affiliates that provide abortion services or make abortion referrals.
AB 150, Impose new restrictions on frac sand mining: Failed 36 to 60 in the Assembly on January 19, 2016.
To mandate that local zoning ordinances must restrict the operations of frac sand mining.
AB 12, Increase the minimum wage: Failed 35 to 61 in the Assembly on January 19, 2016.
To increase the minimum wage that employers must pay employees to $10.10 within two years after enactment for most employees. Certain groups of employees, such as tipped employees, would see their mandated minimum wage increase, too, although not to $10.10. This bill would also allow local governments to impose so-called “living wage” ordinances.
Assembly Bill 155 Create Obamacare insurance exchange: Failed 35 to 61 in the Assembly on January 12, 2016.
To establish the Badger Health Benefit Authority, a state-run health insurance exchange to comply with the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. To pay for its operation, the state would be authorized to charge a tax on insurance or on individuals using the exchange.
Senate Bill 209 Spend $400 million on new Milwaukee Bucks arena: Passed 21 to 10 in the Senate on July 15, 2015, and 52 to 34 in the Assembly on July 28, 2015.
To authorize spending $400 million on an arena for the Milwaukee Bucks basketball team