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

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

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 47
Assembly Bill 47
Relating to: qualification of newspapers to receive compensation for publication of legal notices and requirements relating to publication.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/12/2021
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 60
Assembly Bill 60
Relating to: publication of proceedings of meetings held by certain governmental bodies.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/16/2021
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 69
Assembly Bill 69
Relating to: expungement of records of certain crimes and discrimination based on expunged conviction. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
4/7/2021
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 191
Assembly Bill 191
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/24/2021
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 325
Assembly Bill 325
Relating to: the Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 87

Against
Notification Date
6/7/2021
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 563
Assembly Bill 563
Relating to: required instruction in civic education in the elementary and high school grades; high school graduation requirements; and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
9/16/2021
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 640
Assembly Bill 640
Relating to: the threshold amount of timber sold from state, county, or community forests above which certain approval and notice requirements apply. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
11/3/2021
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 641
Assembly Bill 641
Relating to: repealing the personal property tax, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
10/25/2021
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 762
Assembly Bill 762
Relating to: creating a tax credit for local media advertising. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
12/13/2021
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 51
Senate Bill 51
Relating to: qualification of newspapers to receive compensation for publication of legal notices and requirements relating to publication.

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 32

For
Notification Date
1/29/2021
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 55
Senate Bill 55
Relating to: publication of proceedings of meetings held by certain governmental bodies.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/3/2021
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 78
Senate Bill 78
Relating to: expungement of records of certain crimes and discrimination based on expunged conviction. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
4/9/2021
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 189
Senate Bill 189
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/23/2021
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 289
Senate Bill 289
Relating to: management and preservation of records and correspondence of members of the legislature. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
4/12/2021
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 370
Senate Bill 370
Relating to: the Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
6/30/2021
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 607
Senate Bill 607
Relating to: the threshold amount of timber sold from state, county, or community forests above which certain approval and notice requirements apply. (FE)

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 128

Other
Notification Date
10/25/2021
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 623
Senate Bill 623
Relating to: repealing the personal property tax, granting rule-making authority, and making an appropriation. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
10/25/2021
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 834
Senate Bill 834
Relating to: creating a tax credit for local media advertising. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
1/7/2022
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: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Administration: Departmentwide

Notification Date
3/26/2021
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
Open Records Location Fee

Circuit Courts
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Circuit Courts

Notification Date
2/26/2021
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
Expungement of criminal records

Justice
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Justice

Notification Date
2/26/2021
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
Open records exemption of collection of data from traffic stops

Public Instruction: Aids to Libraries, Individuals and Organizations
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Public Instruction: Aids to Libraries, Individuals and Organizations

Notification Date
3/23/2021
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: Collection of Taxes
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Revenue: Collection of Taxes

Notification Date
6/9/2021
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
Repeal of personal property tax

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

LRB 6488: Obtaining attorney fees and costs under the state's public records.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 6488: Obtaining attorney fees and costs under the state's public records.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
8/23/2022
First Communication Date
8/22/2022
Communication Information
The principal, a lobbyist authorized by the principal, or another individual acting on behalf of the principal has communicated on this matter.

LRB 0702: Creating a tax credit for local media advertising
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 0702: Creating a tax credit for local media advertising

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
11/2/2021
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.

LRB 3211: Social media censorship of journalistic enterprises.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 3211: Social media censorship of journalistic enterprises.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
9/17/2021
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.

matters relating to recognizing local and state journalists’ efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
matters relating to recognizing local and state journalists’ efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
3/22/2021
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.

Issues related to verbatim recordings
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Issues related to verbatim recordings

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/27/2021
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.

creating a tax credit for local media advertising.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
creating a tax credit for local media advertising.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/23/2021
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.

LRB−0437/1, relating to: publication of proceedings of meetings held by certain governmental bodies.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB−0437/1, relating to: publication of proceedings of meetings held by certain governmental bodies.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/23/2021
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.

LRB 1157
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
LRB 1157

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
1/13/2021
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.

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

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/28/2020
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.

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
12/28/2020
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.

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
12/28/2020
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$7,800.00
2021
July - December
$0.00
2022
January - June
$7,000.00
Total $14,800.00
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
43.00
2021
July - December
45.50
2022
January - June
10.50
Total 99.00
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
76.00
2021
July - December
41.50
2022
January - June
23.75
Total 141.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: expungement of records of certain crimes and discrimination based on expunged conviction. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
1 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
1 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: the Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
1 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: expungement of records of certain crimes and discrimination based on expunged conviction. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
1 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: eliminating the personal property tax and making an appropriation. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
1 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: management and preservation of records and correspondence of members of the legislature. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
1 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: the Revised Uniform Unclaimed Property Act. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
1 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: qualification of newspapers to receive compensation for publication of legal notices and requirements relating to publication.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
20 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 10 %
Relating to: publication of proceedings of meetings held by certain governmental bodies.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
23 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 11 %
Relating to: publication of proceedings of meetings held by certain governmental bodies.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
25 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 12 %
Relating to: qualification of newspapers to receive compensation for publication of legal notices and requirements relating to publication.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
25 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 12 %
Relating to: creating a tax credit for local media advertising. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
100 %
2022
January - June
100 %
2022
July - December
Total 50 %

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