Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Individual, Family, Group and Associate Membership Fees and donations; nonpartisan State and Federal Grants on preventing financial elder abuse and identity fraud; preventing Medicare and Medicaid Fraud, assisting and empowering low-income individuals and families to become self-sufficient; program revenue fees; symposiums and conventions fees, advertising and sponsorship's; private foundations grants and donations; office rental income and living legacy gifting.

Lobbying Interests:
protecting and enhancing SeniorCare, Family Care, Public Transportation, Elderly Housing, creating affordable and accessible college education; low cost Rx Drugs, Open and Transparent Government,; Protecting the rights of the elderly and people with disabilities in nursing homes, assisting living facilities and long-term care facilities; opposing voter suppression legislation; cuts to the UW-System; opposing the creation of an Authority for the UW-System; protecting Wisconsin's Environment and Natural Resources for future generation and tourism; supporting public financing of elections and outlawing campaign donations from PACs, Donations over $1,000; corporate and special interest donation and third party issue ads; and bills, budget provisions and administrative ruling making, which impacts the quality of life for all generations in Wisconsin.

Title:
President & Executive Director

Contact
AJA
Anthony J. Amato
2850 Dairy Drive, Suite 100
Madison, WI 53718
(608) 514-3317
(608) 224-0607
namato@cwag.org
http://www.cwag.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Anthony Nino Amato Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 2/12/2015 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 387
Assembly Bill 387
Relating to: campaign finance.

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 117

Against
Notification Date
11/16/2015
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
CWAG is opposed to AB 387 and if passed by the State Assembly, CWAG encourages the Gov. to Veto AB 387. The general public and the Taxpayer of Wisconsin have the right to know who is bankrolling political campaigns and issue Ads. VOTE NO on AB 387
Assembly Bill 388
Assembly Bill 388
Relating to: reorganizing the Government Accountability Board, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and making appropriations. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2015 Wisconsin Act 118

Against
Notification Date
11/16/2015
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
CWAG Opposes AB 388 and if passed, encourage Gov. Walker to Veto AB 388. GAB is a deterrent to political Corruption and GAB must be preserved. - CWAG

Budget Bill Subjects

Administration: General Agency Provisions
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Administration: General Agency Provisions

Notification Date
7/4/2015
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
CWAG is opposed to the Joint Finance GOP members, who made an attack on Wisconsin's Tradition of Open Govt. CWAG opposes the anti-open record provisions to Wisconsin Open Records, which GOP JFC members, included in the state budget.

Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

Notification Date
7/8/2015
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
CWAG is opposed to the sweeping changes to Wisconsin's Prevailing Wage, which was passed by the State Senate. CWAG is requesting this issue is pulled from the State Budget, along with more than 100 policy items that were placed in the State Budget.

Board of Commissioners of Public Lands
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Board of Commissioners of Public Lands

Notification Date
7/4/2015
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
CWAG is outraged and is opposed to the State Treasurer's attack and muzzle on Govt. Employees, who are conducting scientific research on Climate Change impacts on Wisconsin's lands, lakes, ground water and agricultural sustainability.

Government Accountability Board
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Government Accountability Board

Notification Date
7/4/2015
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
CWAG appeared before GAB on 4-26-16 in support GAB & JFC to allocate $250,000 to $500,000 for Voter ID Education Campaign and opposes Governor Walker's "partisan changes" to GAB for FY 2016-18.

Health Services: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Departmentwide

Notification Date
7/4/2015
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
CWAG is opposed to the DHS's privatization for Family Care, IRIS, and ADRC's.

Health Services: Public Health and Other Programs
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Health Services: Public Health and Other Programs

Notification Date
7/4/2015
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
CWAG opposed Gov. Walker's costly changes to SeniorCare and support the bi-partisan JFC budget provisions, which rejects Gov. Walker's Budget Changes to SeniorCare and preserves and protects SeniorCare as we know it.

Higher Educational Aids Board
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Higher Educational Aids Board

Notification Date
7/4/2015
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
CWAG is opposed to cuts or changes to the Higher Education Board's responsibilities & authority, which would diminishes it's ability to provide over sight, of For-Profit Private Colleges, who act like pay-day-lenders at the expense of students.

Legislature
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Legislature

Notification Date
7/8/2015
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
CWAG is opposed to any changes, that would impact the ability of GAB, LFB, LAB and LRB - which would weaken their nonpartisan and independent authority and responsibilities. CWAG Supports a two year prohibition of lawmaker's becoming lobbyists.

Miscellaneous Appropriations
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Miscellaneous Appropriations

Notification Date
7/4/2015
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
CWAG is opposed to DOA's "Shared Services Consolidation Services plan and to any and all cuts to the UW and WTC Systems and opposes funding for Gov. Walker's School Vouchers and supports K-12 increase funding.

State Treasurer
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
State Treasurer

Notification Date
7/8/2015
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
CWAG opposes the State Treasurer's unwarranted censorship & muzzling of state employees, who are involved directly or indirectly with the Public Health Issues of Climate Change - and encourage the State Treasurer to take his "head out of the sand."

Transportation: Finance
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Transportation: Finance

Notification Date
7/4/2015
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
CWAG is opposed to the Milwaukee Interchange Expansion and supports high speed rail (Chicago-Milw.-Madison-Eau Claire-Twin Cities) and alternative public transportation options.

University of Wisconsin System: Create UW System Authority
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
University of Wisconsin System: Create UW System Authority

Notification Date
7/4/2015
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
CWAG is opposed to the Public Authority and in favor of rolling back tuition to 2004 levels.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Pres. Obama's Task Force Recommendations on 21st Century Policing. Education and no bill or draft.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Pres. Obama's Task Force Recommendations on 21st Century Policing. Education and no bill or draft.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/31/2017
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.

Pres. Obama's 21st Century Task Force on Policing Recommendation and the Madison Police Dept. No action before the state legislature during this reporting period.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Pres. Obama's 21st Century Task Force on Policing Recommendation and the Madison Police Dept. No action before the state legislature during this reporting period.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/31/2017
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.

CWAG supports a Legislative Public Hearing on Wisconsin's Minimum Mark-up Law to discuss the pros and cons of repealing this law and at minimum, CWAG supports exempting Prescription Drugs, Food, Gas and Clothing from the Minimum Mark-up Law.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
CWAG supports a Legislative Public Hearing on Wisconsin's Minimum Mark-up Law to discuss the pros and cons of repealing this law and at minimum, CWAG supports exempting Prescription Drugs, Food, Gas and Clothing from the Minimum Mark-up Law.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
11/16/2015
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
$1,481.44
2015
July - December
$1,043.66
2016
January - June
$172.03
2016
July - December
$55.54
Total $2,752.67
Total Hours Communicating 2015
January - June
9.00
2015
July - December
1.00
2016
January - June
3.00
2016
July - December
1.00
Total 14.00
Total Hours Other 2015
January - June
11.00
2015
July - December
13.25
2016
January - June
3.50
2016
July - December
0.00
Total 27.75

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: campaign finance.
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
18 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 7 %
Relating to: reorganizing the Government Accountability Board, requiring the exercise of rule-making authority, and making appropriations. (FE)
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
18 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 7 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
1 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total < 1%
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
20 %
2016
July - December
Total 5 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
18 %
2016
January - June
20 %
2016
July - December
Total 12 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
18 %
2016
January - June
20 %
2016
July - December
Total 12 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
5 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 2 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
9 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 5 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
10 %
2015
July - December
4 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 7 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
10 %
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
20 %
2016
July - December
Total 7 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
20 %
2015
July - December
18 %
2016
January - June
20 %
2016
July - December
Total 19 %
2015
January - June
2015
July - December
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total
2015
January - June
20 %
2015
July - December
4 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
Total 12 %

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
2 %
2016
January - June
2016
July - December
50 %
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
50 %
Total 1 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures