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), education reform

Title:
Executive 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
http://www.wisconsinsfuture.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Thomas Beebe Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/31/2013 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

October 2013 Special Session Assembly Bill 1
October 2013 Special Session Assembly Bill 1
Relating to: school district budgets and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/21/2013
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.
Comments
Supposedly there is a surplus large enough for a tax cut, to add to the rainy day fund, etc. That surplus exists because of large cuts to public education. A much better use of the funds would be to restore the cuts made to public schools.
Assembly Bill 126
Assembly Bill 126
Relating to: contracts for additional charter schools.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/11/2014
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.
Comments
A Wisconsin value is a system of public schools that deliver to every child the opportunity for a world-education. It is society's job to be sure every community has the resources to deliver those opportunities. AB549 is not a Wisconsin value.
Assembly Bill 549
Assembly Bill 549
Relating to: authorizing independent charter schools, eliminating instrumentality charter schools, establishing magnet schools, replication process for certain operators of charter schools, and utilizing an alternative process for educator effectiveness. (...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/11/2014
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.
Comments
A Wisconsin value is a system of public schools that deliver to every child the opportunity for a world-education. It is society's job to be sure every community has the resources to deliver those opportunities. AB549 is not a Wisconsin value.
Assembly Bill 650
Assembly Bill 650
Relating to: counting low-income pupils for state school aid purposes; calculating the amount to be appropriated for state general school aid; school aid factors; special adjustment aids; hold harmless aid; per pupil aid; school district revenue limits; th...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/28/2014
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.
Comments
For over two decades Wisconsin's school-funding system has not kept pace with the cost of a world-class public education. AB650 begins to repair that damage.
Assembly Bill 682
Assembly Bill 682
Relating to: creating a Special Needs Scholarship Program for disabled pupils, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/6/2014
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.
Comments
Over two decades the Legislature has neglected a broken funding system. The state has defunded special education costs from 70% to 30%. Instead of creating a separate, unaccountable system, the state needs to adequately fund its promises.
Assembly Joint Resolution 79
Assembly Joint Resolution 79
Relating to: requiring a supermajority for passage of tax increase legislation (first consideration).

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
1/22/2014
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.
Comments
Over the years, Wisconsin's infrastructure supporting our residents and communities has been allowed to deteriorate. We need to invest in that infrastructure. This legislation stands in the way of doing the right thing in line with our values.
Senate Bill 76
Senate Bill 76
Relating to: contracts for additional charter schools.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/14/2013
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 286
Senate Bill 286
Relating to: the student information system, a school and school district accountability system, low-performing schools and school districts, and charter school contracts. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2013 Wisconsin Act 256

Against
Notification Date
1/28/2014
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.
Comments
Rather than discover, understand, and solve the challenges facing public schools -- especially those with high numbers of children in poverty -- SB286 blames teachers and opens the door for unaccountable, for-profit education schemes.
Senate Bill 525
Senate Bill 525
Relating to: creating a Special Needs Scholarship Program for disabled pupils, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
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.
Comments
SB525 doesn't meet the needs of children, hurts "regular" classrooms, strips families of civil rights protections, and raises property taxes. Instead, we need to reinvest state resources stripped from special education reimbursement.

Budget Bill Subjects

General Fund Taxes: Income and Franchise Taxes
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
General Fund Taxes: Income and Franchise Taxes

Notification Date
10/14/2013
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.

General Fund Taxes: Sales and Excise Taxes
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
General Fund Taxes: Sales and Excise Taxes

Notification Date
10/14/2013
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.

Public Instruction: Categorical Aids
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Instruction: Categorical Aids

Notification Date
7/24/2013
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.

Public Instruction: Choice, Charter and Open Enrollment
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Instruction: Choice, Charter and Open Enrollment

Notification Date
7/24/2013
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.

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
7/24/2013
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.

Shared Revenue and Tax Relief: Property Tax Credits
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Shared Revenue and Tax Relief: Property Tax Credits

Notification Date
10/14/2013
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.

Shared Revenue and Tax Relief: Property Taxation
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Shared Revenue and Tax Relief: Property Taxation

Notification Date
10/14/2013
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

The funding of public schools.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The funding of public schools.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
10/14/2013
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.

Public instruction: revenue limits Public instruction: categorical aids Public instruction: voucher and charter schools General taxation Sales tax
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Public instruction: revenue limits Public instruction: categorical aids Public instruction: voucher and charter schools General taxation Sales tax

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/24/2013
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
$1,576.75
2013
July - December
$268.25
2014
January - June
$2,045.01
2014
July - December
$0.00
Total $3,890.01
Total Hours Communicating 2013
January - June
20.00
2013
July - December
5.00
2014
January - June
14.00
2014
July - December
0.00
Total 39.00
Total Hours Other 2013
January - June
6.00
2013
July - December
0.00
2014
January - June
26.00
2014
July - December
0.00
Total 32.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: the student information system, a school and school district accountability system, low-performing schools and school districts, and charter school contracts. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
10 %
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
Total 7 %
Relating to: counting low-income pupils for state school aid purposes; calculating the amount to be appropriated for state general school aid; school aid factors; special adjustment aids; hold harmless aid; per pupil aid; school district revenue limits; the first dollar and school levy property tax credits; and making an appropriation. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
20 %
2014
January - June
30 %
2014
July - December
Total 18 %
Relating to: contracts for additional charter schools.
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
20 %
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
Total 7 %
Relating to: authorizing independent charter schools, eliminating instrumentality charter schools, establishing magnet schools, replication process for certain operators of charter schools, and utilizing an alternative process for educator effectiveness. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
50 %
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
Total 10 %
Relating to: creating a Special Needs Scholarship Program for disabled pupils, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: school district budgets and making an appropriation. (FE)
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
20 %
2014
July - December
Total 11 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
10 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 4 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
40 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total 14 %
2013
January - June
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
2014
July - December
Total
2013
January - June
50 %
2013
July - December
2014
January - June
10 %
2014
July - December
Total 24 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

No topics found.

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures