Sanctuary cities, lobbying ban, Obamacare, school choice, and employer red tape

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Sanctuary cities, lobbying ban, Obamacare, school choice, and employer red tape

 

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.

 

Assembly Bill 450 Prohibit “sanctuary cities”: Passed 62 to 35 in the Assembly on February 16, 2016

To ban local governments from enacting ordinances that prohibit police from inquiring about the immigration status of someone who is lawfully arrested or from cooperating with federal immigration enforcement efforts.

 

Amendment to Senate Bill 707, Ban former legislators from lobbying: Passed 19 to 13 in the Senate on February 16, 2016

To prohibit legislators from working as lobbyists within a year after leaving the legislature.

 

Assembly Bill 342, Require travel reimbursement by elected officials seeking national office: Failed 35 to 61 in the Assembly on January 12, 2016

To require that any state elected official who is pursuing the nomination of or election to a national office must reimburse the state for the amount of state funds used to pay for travel expenses related to this pursuit of office. This vote was to suspend the rules and withdraw this bill from committee in order for the Assembly to consider it.

 

Assembly Bill 160, Impose new rules on employers firing workers: Failed 35 to 61 in the Assembly on January 12, 2016

To mandate a variety of restrictions on employers seeking to fire employees. This bill would change Wisconsin from an “at will” employment state to one where employers are limited in the circumstances under which they can terminate employees. This vote was to suspend the rules and withdraw this bill from committee in order for the Assembly to consider it.

 

Assembly Bill 462, End school choice and expand Medicaid to comply with Obamacare: Failed 35 to 61 in the Assembly on January 12, 2016

To end the state’s parental choice program which provides funding for students to attend private school. The bill would also expand Medicaid to cover childless adults in order to comply with the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare. This vote was to suspend the rules and withdraw this bill from committee in order for the Assembly to consider it.

 

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