Milwaukee Public Schools

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
K-12 Education. Public Education. School district.

Lobbying Interests:
Policies that govern K-12 education or influence K-12 education including funding.

Title:
Legislative Policy Manager

Contact
CT
Christopher Thiel
P.O. Box 2181
Milwaukee, WI 53208
(414) 475-8190
thielcj@milwaukee.k12.wi.us
http://www.milwaukee.k12.wi.us.

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Christopher Thiel Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/8/2016 Withdrawn On N/A
Ramie Zelenkova Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/8/2016 Withdrawn On N/A
Gregory Hubbard Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/8/2016 Withdrawn On N/A
AJ Wilson Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/8/2016 Withdrawn On N/A
Katie White Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 12/22/2016 Withdrawn On N/A
DARIENNE DRIVER Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/6/2017 Withdrawn On 5/25/2018
Ceasar Stinson Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/6/2017 Withdrawn On N/A
Keith P Posley Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 7/5/2018 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 103
Assembly Bill 103
Relating to: the commencement of fall classes in public schools.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/6/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 267
Assembly Bill 267
Relating to: including with the property tax bill information regarding state aid reductions to school districts.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/1/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 541
Assembly Bill 541
Relating to: funding for Reach Out and Read Wisconsin and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/27/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 569
Assembly Bill 569
Relating to: publication of school and school district accountability reports.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/1/2018
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: going armed with a firearm and electric weapons, licenses for carrying a concealed weapon, trespassing while armed with a firearm, and providing criminal penalties. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
5/30/2017
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.
Senate Bill 211
Senate Bill 211
Relating to: increase funding for special education. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/26/2017
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.
Senate Bill 449
Senate Bill 449
Relating to: funding for Reach Out and Read Wisconsin and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/27/2017
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.

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
3/17/2017
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.

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

Notification Date
3/17/2017
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.

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

Notification Date
3/17/2017
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.

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
3/17/2017
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.

Public Instruction: School District Operations
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Instruction: School District Operations

Notification Date
3/17/2017
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.

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

Changes to PI 34 as a result of 2015 Wisconsin Act 259
Agency Name
Department of Public Instruction (PI)

Subject
Changes to PI 34 as a result of 2015 Wisconsin Act 259

SS 086_16
Other
Notification Date
1/31/2018
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.

Permanent revisions to PI 34 related to Emergency Rule 1623
Agency Name
Department of Public Instruction (PI)

Subject
Permanent revisions to PI 34 related to Emergency Rule 1623

SS 087_16
Other
Notification Date
1/31/2018
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

State Budget, Education Policy
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State Budget, Education Policy

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
6/22/2018
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.

Blue Ribbon Commission on K-12 Education Funding
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Blue Ribbon Commission on K-12 Education Funding

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/23/2018
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.

Funding for School Based Services
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Funding for School Based Services

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/8/2016
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.

Public School Facilities
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Public School Facilities

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/8/2016
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.

Funding for public education.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Funding for public education.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/8/2016
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.

State Budget
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
State Budget

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/8/2016
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.

Speaker's Task Force on Urban Education
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Speaker's Task Force on Urban Education

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/8/2016
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2017
January - June
$91,184.59
2017
July - December
$83,363.97
2018
January - June
$99,921.95
2018
July - December
$72,022.40
Total $346,492.91
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
138.75
2017
July - December
100.00
2018
January - June
92.50
2018
July - December
38.50
Total 369.75
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
803.50
2017
July - December
613.50
2018
January - June
862.50
2018
July - December
612.00
Total 2891.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: going armed with a firearm and electric weapons, licenses for carrying a concealed weapon, trespassing while armed with a firearm, and providing criminal penalties. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: including with the property tax bill information regarding state aid reductions to school districts.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
4 %
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
Total 4 %
Relating to: the commencement of fall classes in public schools.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
8 %
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: increase funding for special education. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
5 %
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
Total 4 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
20 %
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total 6 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
30 %
2017
July - December
15 %
2018
January - June
25 %
2018
July - December
30 %
Total 25 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
30 %
2017
July - December
25 %
2018
January - June
20 %
2018
July - December
25 %
Total 25 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
3 %
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total < 1%

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
20 %
2018
January - June
20 %
2018
July - December
Total 10 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
15 %
Total 6 %
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
20 %
Total 4 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
4 %
2017
July - December
9 %
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
5 %
Total 6 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
5 %
Total 5 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures