Wisconsin Newspaper Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Newspaper industry.

Lobbying Interests:
Our interests include open meeting and open records issues, First Amendment, independent contractors, recycling, information brokering, taxation, workers' compensation and unemployment, and publication of legal (public) notices.

CEO Name:
Beth Bennett
Executive Director

Contact
BB
Beth Bennett
1901 Fish Hatchery Road
Madison, WI 53713
(608) 283-7621
(608) 283-7631
beth.bennett@wnanews.com
http://www.WNAnews.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Mark Graul Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/14/2015 Withdrawn On N/A
Sean Stephenson Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/14/2015 Withdrawn On 5/25/2016
Beth Bennett Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 3/4/2015 Withdrawn On N/A
Hannah M Huffman Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 9/28/2016 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 11
Assembly Bill 11
Relating to: the newspaper recycling fee and the recycled content of newsprint used in newspapers. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 7

For
Notification Date
2/1/2015
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.
Supporting Documentation
20150201_Repeal Outdated Recycled Newsprint Content.docx

Assembly Bill 443
Assembly Bill 443
Relating to: publication of certain proposed rules and changes to existing rules. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 69

Other
Notification Date
10/30/2015
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 694
Assembly Bill 694
Relating to: notice of unclaimed funds held by a county treasurer. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
1/25/2016
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 724
Assembly Bill 724
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 180

None
Notification Date
2/5/2016
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 873
Assembly Bill 873
Relating to: participation in interscholastic athletics and application of the public records and open meetings laws to interscholastic athletic associations.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/9/2016
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.
Senate Bill 7
Senate Bill 7
Relating to: the newspaper recycling fee and the recycled content of newsprint used in newspapers. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/1/2015
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.
Supporting Documentation
20150201_Repeal Outdated Recycled Newsprint Content.docx

Senate Bill 346
Senate Bill 346
Relating to: publication of certain proposed rules and changes to existing rules. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/30/2015
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.
Senate Bill 410
Senate Bill 410
Relating to: invasions of privacy and providing a criminal penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/17/2015
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.
Comments
WNA is supportive of the bill with adoption of Senate Amendment 2
Senate Bill 527
Senate Bill 527
Relating to: notice of unclaimed funds held by a county treasurer. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 246

None
Notification Date
1/25/2016
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.
Senate Bill 536
Senate Bill 536
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
1/22/2016
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.
Senate Bill 704
Senate Bill 704
Relating to: participation in interscholastic athletics and application of the public records and open meetings laws to interscholastic athletic associations.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/5/2016
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

Public Instruction: Administrative and Other Funding
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Instruction: Administrative and Other Funding

Notification Date
7/30/2015
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.

Revenue: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Revenue: Departmentwide

Notification Date
7/30/2015
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

Matters relating to independent contractors
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Matters relating to independent contractors

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
10/30/2015
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.

Open Records provisions contained in the 2015-2016 budget bill
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Open Records provisions contained in the 2015-2016 budget bill

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
7/17/2015
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.

Publication of government notices in newspapers.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Publication of government notices in newspapers.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/1/2015
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2015
January - June
$1,149.20
2015
July - December
$30,000.00
2016
January - June
$42,928.50
2016
July - December
$12,000.00
Total $86,077.70
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
31.25
2015
July - December
13.00
2016
January - June
37.75
2016
July - December
10.25
Total 92.25
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
46.50
2015
July - December
88.25
2016
January - June
45.25
2016
July - December
46.50
Total 226.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: the newspaper recycling fee and the recycled content of newsprint used in newspapers. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
10 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 3 %
Relating to: the newspaper recycling fee and the recycled content of newsprint used in newspapers. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
40 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 10 %
Relating to: notice of unclaimed funds held by a county treasurer. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
25 %
2016
January - June
25 %
2016
July - December
Total 14 %
Relating to: notice of unclaimed funds held by a county treasurer. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
25 %
2016
January - June
25 %
2016
July - December
Total 14 %
Relating to: various changes to the worker's compensation law, 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
2015
July - December
50 %
2016
January - June
50 %
2016
July - December
Total 29 %

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
50 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 12 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
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
100 %
Total 18 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures