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
34 Schroeder Court, Suite 220
Madison, WI 53711
(608) 283-7621
(608) 283-7631
beth.bennett@wnanews.com
http://www.WNAnews.com

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Beth Bennett Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/28/2017 Withdrawn On N/A
Mark Graul Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/28/2017 Withdrawn On N/A
Hannah M Huffman Exclusive Duties N/A Authorized On 1/28/2017 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 70
Assembly Bill 70
Relating to: publication of proceedings of meetings held by certain governmental bodies.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/8/2017
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 119
Assembly Bill 119
Relating to: method of notification when a legal notice is provided electronically.

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
3/13/2017
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 120
Assembly Bill 120
Relating to: information required to be included in class 2 and class 3 legal notices.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 353

Other
Notification Date
3/13/2017
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 277
Assembly Bill 277
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/25/2017
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 351
Assembly Bill 351
Relating to: body cameras on law enforcement officers. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/31/2017
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.
Assembly Bill 353
Assembly Bill 353
Relating to: the organization and operation of cooperatives and extensions of credit by electric cooperatives.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 76

Against
Notification Date
10/23/2017
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 469
Assembly Bill 469
Relating to: enforcing liens on personal property stored in self-service storage facilities and units, towing a vehicle of a lessee in default, authorizing the sale of self-service storage limited lines insurance, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 325

None
Notification Date
10/23/2017
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 691
Assembly Bill 691
Relating to: eligible bidders at foreclosure sales, eligible purchasers of foreclosed property, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 339

For
Notification Date
12/5/2017
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 731
Assembly Bill 731
Relating to: qualification of newspapers to receive compensation for publication of legal notice.

Bill Text and History

2017 Wisconsin Act 282

For
Notification Date
12/8/2017
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 42
Senate Bill 42
Relating to: publication of proceedings of meetings held by certain governmental bodies.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
3/8/2017
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 218
Senate Bill 218
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
6/2/2017
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 279
Senate Bill 279
Relating to: body cameras on law enforcement officers. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/8/2017
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 281
Senate Bill 281
Relating to: the organization and operation of cooperatives and extensions of credit by electric cooperatives.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
10/23/2017
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 612
Senate Bill 612
Relating to: the availability of information on crimes through the consolidated court automation programs.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/11/2017
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 621
Senate Bill 621
Relating to: authorizing counties to conduct foreclosure sales using an Internet-based auction. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/8/2017
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 627
Senate Bill 627
Relating to: qualification of newspapers to receive compensation for publication of legal notice.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/8/2017
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 835
Senate Bill 835
Relating to: records of railroads regarding trespass.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/26/2018
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.

Budget Bill Subjects

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

Notification Date
3/13/2017
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.

Comments
Public Notice Requirement

Governor
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Governor

Notification Date
7/28/2017
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.

Comments
provisions in budget that would have eliminated the publication of public notices in newspapers

Governor
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Governor

Notification Date
7/28/2017
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.

Comments
provisions in budget that would have eliminated the publication of public notices in newspapers

Natural Resources: Forestry, Parks and Recreation
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Natural Resources: Forestry, Parks and Recreation

Notification Date
3/13/2017
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.

Comments
Notice of Timber Sales

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

LRB 0134
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 0134

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/28/2019
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 law
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
open records law

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/8/2017
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.

publishing of public notices
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
publishing of public notices

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/8/2017
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2017
January - June
$3,432.00
2017
July - December
$12,229.84
2018
January - June
$32,500.00
2018
July - December
$16,529.20
Total $64,691.04
Total Hours Communicating 2017
January - June
42.50
2017
July - December
29.50
2018
January - June
25.75
2018
July - December
22.00
Total 119.75
Total Hours Other 2017
January - June
56.00
2017
July - December
96.50
2018
January - June
41.00
2018
July - December
17.75
Total 211.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
10 %
2017
July - December
1 %
2018
January - June
1 %
2018
July - December
5 %
Total 4 %
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
10 %
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
5 %
Total 6 %
Relating to: publication of proceedings of meetings held by certain governmental bodies.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
20 %
2017
July - December
25 %
2018
January - June
25 %
2018
July - December
20 %
Total 23 %
Relating to: method of notification when a legal notice is provided electronically.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
20 %
2017
July - December
1 %
2018
January - June
1 %
2018
July - December
5 %
Total 7 %
Relating to: information required to be included in class 2 and class 3 legal notices.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
20 %
2017
July - December
1 %
2018
January - June
1 %
2018
July - December
5 %
Total 7 %
Relating to: publication of proceedings of meetings held by certain governmental bodies.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
20 %
2017
July - December
25 %
2018
January - June
25 %
2018
July - December
5 %
Total 21 %
Relating to: enforcing liens on personal property stored in self-service storage facilities and units, towing a vehicle of a lessee in default, authorizing the sale of self-service storage limited lines insurance, and providing a penalty. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
1 %
2018
January - June
1 %
2018
July - December
5 %
Total 1 %
Relating to: eligible bidders at foreclosure sales, eligible purchasers of foreclosed property, and providing a penalty. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
1 %
2018
January - June
1 %
2018
July - December
5 %
Total 1 %
Relating to: the organization and operation of cooperatives and extensions of credit by electric cooperatives.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
1 %
2018
January - June
1 %
2018
July - December
5 %
Total 1 %
Relating to: the availability of information on crimes through the consolidated court automation programs.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
1 %
2018
January - June
1 %
2018
July - December
5 %
Total 1 %
Relating to: authorizing counties to conduct foreclosure sales using an Internet-based auction. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
1 %
2018
January - June
1 %
2018
July - December
5 %
Total 1 %
Relating to: body cameras on law enforcement officers. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
3 %
2018
January - June
3 %
2018
July - December
5 %
Total 2 %
Relating to: the organization and operation of cooperatives and extensions of credit by electric cooperatives.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
4 %
2018
January - June
4 %
2018
July - December
5 %
Total 3 %
Relating to: body cameras on law enforcement officers. (FE)
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
5 %
2018
January - June
5 %
2018
July - December
5 %
Total 3 %
Relating to: qualification of newspapers to receive compensation for publication of legal notice.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
10 %
2018
January - June
10 %
2018
July - December
5 %
Total 7 %
Relating to: qualification of newspapers to receive compensation for publication of legal notice.
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
2018
January - June
2018
July - December
Total
2017
January - June
2017
July - December
15 %
2018
January - June
15 %
2018
July - December
5 %
Total 9 %
Relating to: records of railroads regarding trespass.
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
5 %
Total < 1%

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

No topics found.

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures