Institute for Wisconsin's Future

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
State public policy research, advocacy and community education

Lobbying Interests:
State tax policy, school finance system (K-12)

Title:
Associate Director

Contact
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Gina Palazzari
325 W. Silver Spring Drive
Glendale, WI 53217
(414) 967-1682
(414) 967-3630
gina@wisconsinsfuture.org
www.wisconsinsfuture.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Karen Royster Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/31/2011 Withdrawn On 7/19/2012
Joe Fahey Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/31/2011 Withdrawn On 7/19/2012
Jack Norman Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/31/2011 Withdrawn On 1/31/2013
Thomas Beebe Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 9/7/2011 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 262
Assembly Bill 262
Relating to: excluding permits and licenses from the definition of real property for property tax purposes.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/21/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.
Senate Bill 182
Senate Bill 182
Relating to: excluding permits and licenses from the definition of real property for property tax purposes.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
9/30/2011
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Budget Bill Subjects

General Fund Taxes
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
General Fund Taxes

Notification Date
10/5/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Comments
Wisconsin needs a one-cent increase in the state sales tax for public school funding.

http://www.wisconsinsfuture.org
Public Instruction: Categorical Aids
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Instruction: Categorical Aids

Notification Date
10/5/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Comments
To make sure all schools receive the resources they need to guarantee children the programs and services they need to graduate with the knowledge and skills necessary.

Public Instruction: General School Aids and Revenue Limits
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Instruction: General School Aids and Revenue Limits

Notification Date
10/5/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Comments
Working for school-funding reform to make the formula more equitable and to make sure school districts have the resources they need to provide children the opportunities they need to learn in school and succeed in life.

http://www.wisconsinsfuture.org
Revenue
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Revenue

Notification Date
10/5/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Comments
Wisconsin needs a one-cent increase in the state sales tax to restore cuts to public education and to begin investing in the future of our children

http://www.wisconsinsfuture.org
Shared Revenue and Tax Relief
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Shared Revenue and Tax Relief

Notification Date
10/5/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Comments
Property tax relief needs to be delivered through means other than diverting revenue from public schools

http://www.wisconsinsfuture.org

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Changing Wisconsin's school-funding system to make it more equitable and more accountable to the needs of children and their communities.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Changing Wisconsin's school-funding system to make it more equitable and more accountable to the needs of children and their communities.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/19/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Changing Wisconsin's school-funding system to make it more equitable and more accountable to the needs of children and their communities.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Changing Wisconsin's school-funding system to make it more equitable and more accountable to the needs of children and their communities.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
7/19/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Comments
www.wisconsinsfuture.org

Wisconsin needs a one-cent increase in the sales tax to be used to restore the cuts to public education in the 2011-13 budget and begin a much-needed reinvestment in public schools.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Wisconsin needs a one-cent increase in the sales tax to be used to restore the cuts to public education in the 2011-13 budget and begin a much-needed reinvestment in public schools.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/19/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal do not intend to communicate on this matter.

Wisconsin needs a one-cent increase in the sales tax to be used to restore the cuts to public education in the 2011-13 budget and begin a much-needed reinvestment in public schools.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Wisconsin needs a one-cent increase in the sales tax to be used to restore the cuts to public education in the 2011-13 budget and begin a much-needed reinvestment in public schools.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative Matter

Notification Date
7/19/2012
First Communication Date
N/A
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has not yet communicated on this matter, but intends to do so at a later date.

Comments
www.wisconsinsfuture.org

Total Lobbying Effort

  2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2011
January - June
$3,899.58
2011
July - December
$1,213.09
2012
January - June
$1,432.24
2012
July - December
$773.34
Total $7,318.25
Total Hours Communicating 2011
January - June
14.50
2011
July - December
8.00
2012
January - June
16.50
2012
July - December
12.00
Total 51.00
Total Hours Other 2011
January - June
29.45
2011
July - December
8.25
2012
January - June
7.00
2012
July - December
1.50
Total 46.20

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

No legislative bills/resolutions found.

Budget Bill Subjects

No budget bill subjects found.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
20 %
Total 3 %
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
80 %
Total 11 %

Minor Efforts

(Time spent on matters each of which accounted for less than 10% of the organization's lobbying.)

Minor Efforts
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
100 %
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total 17 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

  • Gubernatorial nominations
  • Matters on which the organization made no lobbying communication

Other Matters
2011
January - June
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
2012
July - December
Total
2011
January - June
100 %
2011
July - December
2012
January - June
100 %
2012
July - December
Total 69 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures