Community Advocates, Inc.

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Reducing poverty, mitigating the negative side-effects of poverty, and improving the employment, income, housing, and health care of low-income people, including improving the criminal justice system.

Lobbying Interests:
Poverty, unemployment, employment, Transitional Jobs, low wages, minimum wage, Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Homestead Credit, tax policy, homelessness, housing, energy, utilities, health care, Badger Care, health insurance exchanges, ACA implementation, mental health treatment policy, addiction treatment policy, domestic violence, disability, children, community justice, criminal justice system reform, alternatives to incarceration such as deferred prosecution or diversion and reentry programs

Title:
Research and Program Coordinator

Contact
MB
Michael Bare
728 N James Lovell Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(920) 242-1639
mbare@communityadvocates.net
http://www.communityadvocates.net

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Michael Bare Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/23/2014 Withdrawn On N/A
Robert Cherry Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/23/2014 Withdrawn On 1/29/2016
Julie Kerksick Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/23/2014 Withdrawn On N/A
David Riemer Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/23/2014 Withdrawn On 7/22/2016
Conor Williams Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/23/2014 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 72
Assembly Bill 72
Relating to: prohibiting the sale of powdered alcohol.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
7/31/2015
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 177
Assembly Bill 177
Relating to: limiting the foods that may be purchased under FoodShare; requiring a report on the cost to implement and comply with the food limitations; requiring review, updating, and publication of the list of authorized foods; providing an exemption fro...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/15/2015
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 188
Assembly Bill 188
Relating to: removing FoodShare benefits from an inactive account and expunging unused benefits after one year. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/14/2016
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 191
Assembly Bill 191
Relating to: requiring drug testing and treatment for eligibility for certain work experience programs; requiring the Department of Health Services to request a waiver to screen and, if indicated, test and provide treatment to FoodShare employment and trai...

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/15/2015
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 192
Assembly Bill 192
Relating to: requiring certain unemployment insurance claimants to submit to drug tests, eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits following a drug test, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/15/2015
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 200
Assembly Bill 200
Relating to: a waiver to limit the number of FoodShare replacement cards. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/18/2015
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 222
Assembly Bill 222
Relating to: photo identification cards for FoodShare recipients. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
12/18/2015
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 460
Assembly Bill 460
Relating to: resolution of claims against the state for wrongful imprisonment of innocent persons, exempting from taxation certain amounts an individual receives from the claims board or legislature, health benefits for wrongfully imprisoned persons, and m...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/18/2015
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 Joint Resolution 109
Assembly Joint Resolution 109
Relating to: requesting the department of health services and the department of children and families to seek waiver approval to create a sliding scale for eligibility for public benefit programs.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/18/2016
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
This gives two state agencies broad authority to potentially limit the public assistance benefits of families who are in need. Reducing cliff effects has merit, but this proposal deserves more public input and consideration.
Senate Bill 356
Senate Bill 356
Relating to: providing additional funding for the Transform Milwaukee Jobs program and the Transitional Jobs program and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/5/2015
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

Preserve and expand Wisconsin's Transitional Jobs program
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Preserve and expand Wisconsin's Transitional Jobs program

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/23/2014
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.

Supporting Documentation
20130328_103656_8 Things About TJs 1-13.pdf


Save and preserve Wisconsin's Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Save and preserve Wisconsin's Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/23/2014
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.

Supporting Documentation
20130328_103846_Eight Reasons to Restore the State EITC.doc


Expand BadgerCare eligibility to newly eligible adults up to 133% of the Federal Poverty Level
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Expand BadgerCare eligibility to newly eligible adults up to 133% of the Federal Poverty Level

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/23/2014
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.

Supporting Documentation
20130328_103958_SBC - Improve BC Plan FactSheet 3.5.2013.pdf


The enrollment of uninsured low-income Wisconsinites in the state's BadgerCare program or health insurance coverage provided by the Federally-Facilitated Marketplace
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The enrollment of uninsured low-income Wisconsinites in the state's BadgerCare program or health insurance coverage provided by the Federally-Facilitated Marketplace

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/23/2014
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2015
January - June
$4,494.74
2015
July - December
$6,066.98
2016
January - June
$2,547.02
2016
July - December
$1,157.16
Total $14,265.90
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
50.00
2015
July - December
60.50
2016
January - June
49.00
2016
July - December
9.75
Total 169.25
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
36.25
2015
July - December
43.00
2016
January - June
15.50
2016
July - December
9.25
Total 104.00

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: requiring drug testing and treatment for eligibility for certain work experience programs; requiring the Department of Health Services to request a waiver to screen and, if indicated, test and provide treatment to FoodShare employment and training participants for illegal use of a controlled substance; and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
20 %
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 10 %
Relating to: limiting the foods that may be purchased under FoodShare; requiring a report on the cost to implement and comply with the food limitations; requiring review, updating, and publication of the list of authorized foods; providing an exemption from rule-making procedures; and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
30 %
2015
July - December
25 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 19 %
Relating to: requiring certain unemployment insurance claimants to submit to drug tests, eligibility for unemployment insurance benefits following a drug test, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
50 %
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 19 %
Relating to: a waiver to limit the number of FoodShare replacement cards. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: photo identification cards for FoodShare recipients. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
10 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: providing additional funding for the Transform Milwaukee Jobs program and the Transitional Jobs program and making an appropriation. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
35 %
2016
January - June
75 %
2016
July - December
Total 31 %
Relating to: resolution of claims against the state for wrongful imprisonment of innocent persons, exempting from taxation certain amounts an individual receives from the claims board or legislature, health benefits for wrongfully imprisoned persons, and making appropriations. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
10 %
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
Relating to: requesting the department of health services and the department of children and families to seek waiver approval to create a sliding scale for eligibility for public benefit programs.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
15 %
2016
July - December
Total 4 %

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

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
25 %
Total 2 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
25 %
Total 2 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
25 %
Total 2 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
25 %
Total 2 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures