Milwaukee County

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Milwaukee County government.

Lobbying Interests:
Milwaukee County represents a diverse population and economy with multi-faceted concerns and problems. Subsequently, areas of the State budget, legislation and administrative rules that are paramount to the County are: health and social services; judiciary and public safety; transportation; general government operations and taxation; natural resources and the environment.

Title:
Government Affairs Director

Contact
AK
Alec Knutson
901 N. 9th St
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(414) 278-4191
alec.knutson@milwaukeecountywi.gov
http://www.county.milwaukee.gov

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Matt McGovern Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/7/2019 Withdrawn On 3/14/2019
Nicole Stickler Exclusive Duties Yes Authorized On 2/5/2019 Withdrawn On 11/27/2020
Alec J Knutson Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 4/5/2019 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 33
Assembly Bill 33
Relating to: expungement of records of certain crimes. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/4/2019
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.
Assembly Bill 103
Assembly Bill 103
Relating to: eliminating administrative rule limitation on recovery of birth costs. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/6/2020
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: facilities for holding juveniles in secure custody. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 8

For
Notification Date
5/21/2019
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.
Assembly Bill 193
Assembly Bill 193
Relating to: authorizing a biennial budget procedure for political subdivisions. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2019 Wisconsin Act 42

For
Notification Date
5/8/2019
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.
Assembly Bill 521
Assembly Bill 521
Relating to: additional local sales and use tax for Milwaukee County. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/9/2019
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.
Assembly Bill 569
Assembly Bill 569
Relating to: claims for compensation for post-traumatic stress disorder by police officers and fire fighters under the worker's compensation law. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
12/9/2019
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.
Assembly Bill 623
Assembly Bill 623
Relating to: changes to a tax incremental district joint review board's voting requirements, requiring that a tax incremental district's project plan include alternative economic projections, and limiting the amount of cash grants a city or village may pr...

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/6/2020
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 805
Assembly Bill 805
Relating to: recommendation to revoke parole, probation, and extended supervision if a person is charged with a crime. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/6/2020
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 806
Assembly Bill 806
Relating to: acts for which a juvenile may be placed in correctional placement or the Serious Juvenile Offender Program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/6/2020
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 807
Assembly Bill 807
Relating to: mandatory minimum sentence for three or more convictions for retail theft and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/6/2020
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 809
Assembly Bill 809
Relating to: earned release from parole or extended supervision and discharge from probation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/6/2020
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 853
Assembly Bill 853
Relating to: theft of a vehicle; victim impact panels; increased penalties for reckless driving; increased penalties for fleeing an officer; and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/6/2020
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 858
Assembly Bill 858
Relating to: opioid and methamphetamine data system and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/6/2020
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 862
Assembly Bill 862
Relating to: opioid settlement moneys and creation of opioid settlement trust fund and opioid settlement foundation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/7/2020
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 168
Senate Bill 168
Relating to: facilities for holding juveniles in secure custody. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
5/21/2019
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.
Comments
Position Pending
Senate Bill 176
Senate Bill 176
Relating to: the distribution of excess sales tax revenue collected by a local professional baseball park district and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
5/21/2019
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.
Comments
Position Pending
Senate Bill 178
Senate Bill 178
Relating to: authorizing a biennial budget procedure for political subdivisions. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
5/8/2019
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.
Senate Bill 350
Senate Bill 350
Relating to: eliminating administrative rule limitation on recovery of birth costs. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/6/2020
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 471
Senate Bill 471
Relating to: additional local sales and use tax for Milwaukee County. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
10/7/2019
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.
Comments
Interested in reducing County's reliance upon property tax as a source of local revenue to address local priorities.
Senate Bill 511
Senate Bill 511
Relating to: claims for compensation for post-traumatic stress disorder by police officers and fire fighters under the worker's compensation law. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
12/9/2019
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.
Senate Bill 560
Senate Bill 560
Relating to: changes to a tax incremental district joint review board's voting requirements, requiring that a tax incremental district's project plan include alternative economic projections, and limiting the amount of cash grants a city or village may pr...

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/6/2020
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 749
Senate Bill 749
Relating to: mandatory minimum sentence for three or more convictions for retail theft and providing a penalty.

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/6/2020
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 752
Senate Bill 752
Relating to: recommendation to revoke parole, probation, and extended supervision if a person is charged with a crime. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/6/2020
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 753
Senate Bill 753
Relating to: acts for which a juvenile may be placed in correctional placement or the Serious Juvenile Offender Program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/6/2020
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 754
Senate Bill 754
Relating to: earned release from parole or extended supervision and discharge from probation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/6/2020
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 769
Senate Bill 769
Relating to: theft of a vehicle; victim impact panels; increased penalties for reckless driving; increased penalties for fleeing an officer; and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
2/6/2020
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 771
Senate Bill 771
Relating to: grants to political subdivisions for additional policing and strategic planning to combat crime and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/7/2020
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

Corrections: Juvenile Correctional Services
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Corrections: Juvenile Correctional Services

Notification Date
6/10/2019
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.

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

Notification Date
6/10/2019
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Relating to proposals to modify the timing of county jurisdictional elections or terms of office
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Relating to proposals to modify the timing of county jurisdictional elections or terms of office

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/25/2020
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 Health Emergency Response
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Public Health Emergency Response

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
3/25/2020
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.

Allowing counties to create biannual budgets.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Allowing counties to create biannual budgets.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/11/2019
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.

Increased funding for youth aids.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Increased funding for youth aids.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/12/2019
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.

Increased funding for youth aids.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Increased funding for youth aids.

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
2/12/2019
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.

Increased funding for youth aids.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Increased funding for youth aids.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/12/2019
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.

Increased funding for youth aids.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Increased funding for youth aids.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/12/2019
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.

Increased funding for youth aids.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Increased funding for youth aids.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/12/2019
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.

Comprehensive reform of Wisconsin's criminal records expungement process.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Comprehensive reform of Wisconsin's criminal records expungement process.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/12/2019
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.

The dark store commercial property tax loophole.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
The dark store commercial property tax loophole.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
2/12/2019
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.

Funding and grant application deadlines for county secured residential care centers.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Funding and grant application deadlines for county secured residential care centers.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/25/2019
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.

Reform of the state-county funding structure, to sustain and improve basic county public services, address long deferred maintenance, and permit needed investments in the sustainable future of Milwaukee County communities
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Reform of the state-county funding structure, to sustain and improve basic county public services, address long deferred maintenance, and permit needed investments in the sustainable future of Milwaukee County communities

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/25/2019
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2019
January - June
$80,217.36
2019
July - December
$28,606.68
2020
January - June
$5,168.00
2020
July - December
$604.00
Total $114,596.04
Total Hours Communicating 2019
January - June
47.75
2019
July - December
87.50
2020
January - June
52.25
2020
July - December
5.50
Total 193.00
Total Hours Other 2019
January - June
1702.25
2019
July - December
632.25
2020
January - June
55.75
2020
July - December
13.50
Total 2403.75

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: facilities for holding juveniles in secure custody. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
35 %
2019
July - December
15 %
2020
January - June
20 %
2020
July - December
Total 29 %
Relating to: additional local sales and use tax for Milwaukee County. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
25 %
2020
January - June
25 %
2020
July - December
Total 8 %
Relating to: additional local sales and use tax for Milwaukee County. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
25 %
2020
January - June
25 %
2020
July - December
Total 8 %
Relating to: eliminating administrative rule limitation on recovery of birth costs. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: claims for compensation for post-traumatic stress disorder by police officers and fire fighters under the worker's compensation law. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: eliminating administrative rule limitation on recovery of birth costs. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: claims for compensation for post-traumatic stress disorder by police officers and fire fighters under the worker's compensation law. (FE)
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
5 %
2020
July - December
Total < 1%

Budget Bill Subjects

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
5 %
2019
July - December
5 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total 5 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
60 %
2019
July - December
20 %
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
20 %
Total 46 %
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
5 %
Total < 1%
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
5 %
Total < 1%
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
70 %
Total < 1%

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
2020
January - June
2020
July - December
Total
2019
January - June
2019
July - December
10 %
2020
January - June
10 %
2020
July - December
Total 3 %

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures