Wisconsin Economic Development Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Statewide association of economic development professionals and persons from business and government interested in promoting economic development.

Lobbying Interests:
All matters relating to economic development and fostering a healthy economic climate including matters relating to taxation, transportation, environment, energy, workforce, education, and business incentives.

CEO Name:
n/a n/a

Contact
RF
Robert Fassbender
10 East Doty St #500
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 255-5666
(608) 283-2589
fassbender@hamilton-consulting.com
http://www.weda.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Robert I Fassbender Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/8/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
Rebecca Hogan Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/30/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
James A Buchen Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/30/2013 Withdrawn On N/A
Emily Kelchen Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 2/12/2013 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

October 2013 Special Session Assembly Bill 4
October 2013 Special Session Assembly Bill 4
Relating to: increasing the amount of the supplement to the federal historic rehabilitation tax credit. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 62

For
Notification Date
10/17/2013
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.
October 2013 Special Session Senate Bill 4
October 2013 Special Session Senate Bill 4
Relating to: increasing the amount of the supplement to the federal historic rehabilitation tax credit. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/17/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 1
Assembly Bill 1
Relating to: regulation of ferrous metallic mining and related activities, procedures for obtaining approvals from the Department of Natural Resources for the construction of utility facilities, making an appropriation, and providing penalties. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/30/2013
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.
Supporting Documentation
20130130_114549_13Jan23_WEDA_Supports_AB1 SB1.pdf

Assembly Bill 37
Assembly Bill 37
Relating to: requiring the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to organize trade and marketing forums for Tier I, Tier II, and Tier III manufacturers and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/27/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 38
Assembly Bill 38
Relating to: a manufacturer marketing assistance program for Wisconsin Tier II and Tier III manufacturers and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/27/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 47
Assembly Bill 47
Relating to: entrepreneurial tax credit access grants.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/19/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 147
Assembly Bill 147
Relating to: increasing the amount of the supplement to the federal historic rehabilitation tax credit. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/15/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 179
Assembly Bill 179
Relating to: private interests in Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation contracts.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 43

For
Notification Date
4/29/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 181
Assembly Bill 181
Relating to: venture capital investment program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 41

For
Notification Date
5/1/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 289
Assembly Bill 289
Relating to: authorizing a city or village to require the Department of Revenue to redetermine the value of the tax incremental base of certain tax incremental districts. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/5/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 350
Assembly Bill 350
Relating to: exemptions from securities registration requirements. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 52

For
Notification Date
9/5/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 401
Assembly Bill 401
Relating to: a Transitional Jobs program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/8/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 438
Assembly Bill 438
Relating to: the sales and use tax exemption for aircraft parts, maintenance, and labor. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
11/21/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 478
Assembly Bill 478
Relating to: expanding the authority of towns to create tax incremental financing districts. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
11/11/2013
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.
Assembly Bill 546
Assembly Bill 546
Relating to: short-term tax incremental districts and expenditure of tax increments for relocation of commercial or industrial enterprises. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/11/2014
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.
Assembly Bill 547
Assembly Bill 547
Relating to: disseminating information about a tax incremental district's annual budget and value increment, requiring a political subdivision to evaluate a tax incremental district's performance, increasing the amount that a political subdivision may add ...

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/11/2014
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.
Assembly Bill 548
Assembly Bill 548
Relating to: expanding the definition of project costs to include certain cash payments with regard to a tax incremental financing district. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/11/2014
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.
Assembly Bill 580
Assembly Bill 580
Relating to: authorizing the transfer of certain tax credits earned in connection with economic development in this state.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/30/2013
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.
Senate Bill 1
Senate Bill 1
Relating to: regulation of ferrous metallic mining and related activities, procedures for obtaining approvals from the Department of Natural Resources for the construction of utility facilities, making an appropriation, and providing penalties. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 1

For
Notification Date
1/30/2013
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.
Supporting Documentation
20130130_114652_13Jan23_WEDA_Supports_AB1 SB1.pdf

Senate Bill 53
Senate Bill 53
Relating to: entrepreneurial tax credit access grants.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
4/19/2013
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.
Senate Bill 132
Senate Bill 132
Relating to: increasing the amount of the supplement to the federal historic rehabilitation tax credit. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/15/2013
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.
Senate Bill 168
Senate Bill 168
Relating to: private interests in Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation contracts.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/21/2013
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.
Senate Bill 169
Senate Bill 169
Relating to: venture capital investment program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/4/2013
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.
Senate Bill 252
Senate Bill 252
Relating to: authorizing a city or village to require the Department of Revenue to redetermine the value of the tax incremental base of certain tax incremental districts. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 183

For
Notification Date
8/19/2013
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.
Senate Bill 333
Senate Bill 333
Relating to: a Transitional Jobs program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 113

For
Notification Date
10/8/2013
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.
Senate Bill 338
Senate Bill 338
Relating to: expanding the authority of towns to create tax incremental financing districts. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 193

None
Notification Date
11/11/2013
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.
Senate Bill 348
Senate Bill 348
Relating to: the sales and use tax exemption for aircraft parts, maintenance, and labor. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 185

None
Notification Date
11/21/2013
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.
Senate Bill 449
Senate Bill 449
Relating to: authorizing the transfer of certain tax credits earned in connection with economic development in this state.

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 184

For
Notification Date
12/17/2013
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.
Senate Bill 454
Senate Bill 454
Relating to: short-term tax incremental districts and expenditure of tax increments for relocation of commercial or industrial enterprises. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/11/2014
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.
Senate Bill 455
Senate Bill 455
Relating to: disseminating information about a tax incremental district's annual budget and value increment, requiring a political subdivision to evaluate a tax incremental district's performance, increasing the amount that a political subdivision may add ...

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/11/2014
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.
Senate Bill 456
Senate Bill 456
Relating to: expanding the definition of project costs to include certain cash payments with regard to a tax incremental financing district. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
2/11/2014
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

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

Notification Date
4/26/2013
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 Economic Development Corporation
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Notification Date
4/26/2013
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.

Workforce Development
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Workforce Development

Notification Date
4/26/2013
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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Workforce training grants under 2013 Wisconsin Act 9.
Agency Name
Department of Workforce Development (DWD)

Subject
Workforce training grants under 2013 Wisconsin Act 9.

Register Number: 689 (5/15/2013)
None
Notification Date
7/16/2013
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Legislative Council Study related to TIF
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Legislative Council Study related to TIF

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/30/2014
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.

Workforce training
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Workforce training

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
5/15/2013
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.

Venture Capital Fund Development
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Venture Capital Fund Development

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
4/30/2013
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.

Economic Development
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Economic Development

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
4/26/2013
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.

Investment capital
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Investment capital

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
4/26/2013
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.

Tax Incremental Financing
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Tax Incremental Financing

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
4/26/2013
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2013
January - June
$37,922.55
2013
July - December
$38,016.59
2014
January - June
$37,922.55
2014
July - December
$30,305.96
Total $144,167.65
Total Hours Communicating 2013
January - June
64.25
2013
July - December
112.50
2014
January - June
35.75
2014
July - December
12.25
Total 224.75
Total Hours Other 2013
January - June
716.60
2013
July - December
595.00
2014
January - June
186.80
2014
July - December
147.50
Total 1645.90

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: increasing the amount of the supplement to the federal historic rehabilitation tax credit. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
1 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: entrepreneurial tax credit access grants.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
1 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: requiring the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation to organize trade and marketing forums for Tier I, Tier II, and Tier III manufacturers and making an appropriation. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: a manufacturer marketing assistance program for Wisconsin Tier II and Tier III manufacturers and making an appropriation. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: private interests in Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation contracts.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: regulation of ferrous metallic mining and related activities, procedures for obtaining approvals from the Department of Natural Resources for the construction of utility facilities, making an appropriation, and providing penalties. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
3 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: venture capital investment program. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
6 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: the sales and use tax exemption for aircraft parts, maintenance, and labor. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: increasing the amount of the supplement to the federal historic rehabilitation tax credit. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
3 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: increasing the amount of the supplement to the federal historic rehabilitation tax credit. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
3 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: exemptions from securities registration requirements. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
3 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: authorizing a city or village to require the Department of Revenue to redetermine the value of the tax incremental base of certain tax incremental districts. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
10 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: authorizing the transfer of certain tax credits earned in connection with economic development in this state.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
10 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: authorizing a city or village to require the Department of Revenue to redetermine the value of the tax incremental base of certain tax incremental districts. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
10 %
2014
January - June
20 %
2014
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: authorizing the transfer of certain tax credits earned in connection with economic development in this state.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
10 %
2014
January - June
20 %
2014
July - December
Total 6 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
3 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
3 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
12 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 5 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
7 %
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 3 %

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total < 1%
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
3 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 1 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
6 %
2013
July - December
2 %
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
10 %
Total 5 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
6 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
Total 3 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
8 %
2013
July - December
5 %
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
Total 6 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
10 %
Total < 1%

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
5 %
2014
July - December
Total < 1%

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
40 %
2013
July - December
35 %
2014
January - June
30 %
2014
July - December
80 %
Total 57 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures