Community Advocates, Inc.

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
Reducing poverty, mitigating the negative side-effects of poverty, and improving the employment, income, housing, and health care of low-income people, including improving the criminal justice system.

Lobbying Interests:
Poverty, unemployment, employment, Transitional Jobs, low wages, minimum wage, Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC), Homestead Credit, tax policy, homelessness, housing, energy, utilities, health care, Badger Care, health insurance exchanges, ACA implementation, mental health treatment policy, addiction treatment policy, domestic violence, disability, children, community justice, criminal justice system reform, alternatives to incarceration such as deferred prosecution or diversion, and reentry programs

Title:
Research and Program Coordinator

Contact
MB
Michael Bare
728 N James Lovell Street
Milwaukee, WI 53233
(920) 242-1639
mbare@communityadvocates.net
http://www.communityadvocates.net

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Michael Bare Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/9/2020 Withdrawn On N/A
Julie Kerksick Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/7/2021 Withdrawn On N/A
Conor Williams Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/7/2021 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Assembly Bill 156
Assembly Bill 156
Relating to: state workforce housing income and franchise tax credit and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
4/20/2021
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
Community Advocates supports the development of additional workforce housing across the state, especially in Milwaukee and Madison, where the most need exists. Units should remain affordable for more years than ten years, and to more people.
Assembly Bill 604
Assembly Bill 604
Relating to: pay for performance grant requirements, housing navigator grants, use of public lands to provide temporary residence for the homeless, making an appropriation, and providing a penalty. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/16/2022
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.
Assembly Bill 605
Assembly Bill 605
Relating to: municipal workforce housing incentive program. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/16/2022
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.
Assembly Bill 606
Assembly Bill 606
Relating to: creating a sales tax exemption for materials used to construct workforce housing developments or to conduct workforce housing rehabilitation projects. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/16/2022
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.
Assembly Bill 607
Assembly Bill 607
Relating to: a workforce housing rehabilitation loan program.

Bill Text and History

2021 Wisconsin Act 221

For
Notification Date
2/16/2022
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.
Assembly Bill 608
Assembly Bill 608
Relating to: local approvals of workforce housing projects; zoning for certain residential uses; and a requirement that street addresses be assigned at the time of subdivision plat approval. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/16/2022
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.
Assembly Bill 609
Assembly Bill 609
Relating to: local housing investment fund programs. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/16/2022
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.
Assembly Bill 610
Assembly Bill 610
Relating to: prohibiting certain property tax assessment practices. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/16/2022
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.
Assembly Bill 619
Assembly Bill 619
Relating to: decriminalizing fentanyl testing strips. (FE)

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
11/19/2021
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 627
Assembly Bill 627
Relating to: terminating parental rights based on the parent's incarceration. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
11/19/2021
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.
Supporting Documentation
20211119_CA-PPI - AB627 Expanded comments.pdf

Assembly Bill 692
Assembly Bill 692
Relating to: allowing certain married individuals to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
11/16/2021
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 934
Assembly Bill 934
Relating to: disenrollment of ineligible individuals from and redeterminations of eligibility for the Medical Assistance program and database confirmation for public assistance program eligibility. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/16/2022
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.
Assembly Bill 935
Assembly Bill 935
Relating to: FoodShare work and FoodShare employment and training requirements and drug testing.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/16/2022
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.
Assembly Bill 936
Assembly Bill 936
Relating to: failure to accept employment to remain eligible for Medical Assistance.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/16/2022
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.
Assembly Bill 937
Assembly Bill 937
Relating to: the amount of benefits received under the unemployment insurance law. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/16/2022
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.
Assembly Bill 1098
Assembly Bill 1098
Relating to: the establishment of a family and medical leave insurance program; family leave to care for a grandparent, grandchild, or sibling and for the active duty of a family member; the employers that are required to allow an employee to take family o...

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
3/8/2022
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.
Senate Bill 595
Senate Bill 595
Relating to: terminating parental rights based on the parent's incarceration. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/24/2022
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.
Senate Bill 630
Senate Bill 630
Relating to: prohibiting certain property tax assessment practices. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/16/2022
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.
Senate Bill 671
Senate Bill 671
Relating to: allowing certain married individuals to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit. (FE)

Bill Text and History

None
Notification Date
11/16/2021
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.
Senate Bill 840
Senate Bill 840
Relating to: local approvals of workforce housing projects; zoning for certain residential uses; and a requirement that street addresses be assigned at the time of subdivision plat approval. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/16/2022
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.
Senate Bill 877
Senate Bill 877
Relating to: a workforce housing rehabilitation loan program.

Bill Text and History

For
Notification Date
2/16/2022
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.
Senate Bill 882
Senate Bill 882
Relating to: disregarding earned income for purposes of determining eligibility for certain public assistance programs. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Other
Notification Date
1/25/2022
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.
Comments
Alleviating cliffs is a laudable policy goal. This specific proposal is administratively very complex, reporting requirements of participants are unclear along with handling of fluctuations in earnings, and it has unclear effects on benefits.
Senate Bill 902
Senate Bill 902
Relating to: FoodShare work and FoodShare employment and training requirements and drug testing.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/16/2022
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.
Senate Bill 905
Senate Bill 905
Relating to: disenrollment of ineligible individuals from and redeterminations of eligibility for the Medical Assistance program and database confirmation for public assistance program eligibility. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/16/2022
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.
Senate Bill 906
Senate Bill 906
Relating to: the amount of benefits received under the unemployment insurance law. (FE)

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/16/2022
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.
Senate Bill 912
Senate Bill 912
Relating to: failure to accept employment to remain eligible for Medical Assistance.

Bill Text and History

Against
Notification Date
2/16/2022
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: Housing and Community Development
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Administration: Housing and Community Development

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.

Children and Families: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Children and Families: Departmentwide

Notification Date
2/23/2021
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.

Children and Families: Economic Support
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Children and Families: Economic Support

Notification Date
2/23/2021
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.

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

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.

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

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

Notification Date
2/23/2021
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.

Housing and Development Authority: Development Loan Guarantees
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Housing and Development Authority: Development Loan Guarantees

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.

Insurance: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Insurance: 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.

Revenue: Collection of Taxes
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Revenue: Collection of Taxes

Notification Date
2/23/2021
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: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Revenue: 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.

Workforce Development: Departmentwide
Biennial budget bill treatment of matter relating to
Workforce Development: 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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Medicaid waivers for housing services
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Medicaid waivers for housing services

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
9/8/2021
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.

Use of the state's allocation of federal American Rescue Plan Act funds
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Use of the state's allocation of federal American Rescue Plan Act funds

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
5/18/2021
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.

Total Lobbying Effort

  2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
Total
Total Lobbying Expenditures 2021
January - June
$5,271.00
2021
July - December
$3,442.00
2022
January - June
$3,693.33
Total $12,406.33
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
89.00
2021
July - December
61.50
2022
January - June
65.00
Total 215.50
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
40.75
2021
July - December
19.50
2022
January - June
23.25
Total 83.50

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

Relating to: state workforce housing income and franchise tax credit and requiring the exercise of rule-making authority. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
15 %
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total 7 %
Relating to: allowing certain married individuals to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
15 %
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: allowing certain married individuals to claim the Earned Income Tax Credit. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
15 %
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: disregarding earned income for purposes of determining eligibility for certain public assistance programs. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
15 %
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 5 %
Relating to: decriminalizing fentanyl testing strips. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
20 %
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total 6 %
Relating to: terminating parental rights based on the parent's incarceration. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
20 %
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 7 %
Relating to: prohibiting certain property tax assessment practices. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
1 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: municipal workforce housing incentive program. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: creating a sales tax exemption for materials used to construct workforce housing developments or to conduct workforce housing rehabilitation projects. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: a workforce housing rehabilitation loan program.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: local approvals of workforce housing projects; zoning for certain residential uses; and a requirement that street addresses be assigned at the time of subdivision plat approval. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: local housing investment fund programs. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: disenrollment of ineligible individuals from and redeterminations of eligibility for the Medical Assistance program and database confirmation for public assistance program eligibility. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: local approvals of workforce housing projects; zoning for certain residential uses; and a requirement that street addresses be assigned at the time of subdivision plat approval. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: a workforce housing rehabilitation loan program.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2 %
2022
July - December
Total < 1%
Relating to: failure to accept employment to remain eligible for Medical Assistance.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
4 %
2022
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: pay for performance grant requirements, housing navigator grants, use of public lands to provide temporary residence for the homeless, making an appropriation, and providing a penalty. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: FoodShare work and FoodShare employment and training requirements and drug testing.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: the amount of benefits received under the unemployment insurance law. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: the establishment of a family and medical leave insurance program; family leave to care for a grandparent, grandchild, or sibling and for the active duty of a family member; the employers that are required to allow an employee to take family or medical leave; creating an individual income tax deduction for certain family or medical leave insurance benefits; allowing a local government to adopt ordinances requiring employers to provide leave benefits; providing an exemption from emergency rule procedures; providing an exemption from rule-making procedures; granting rule-making authority; making an appropriation; and providing a penalty. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: terminating parental rights based on the parent's incarceration. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: prohibiting certain property tax assessment practices. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: FoodShare work and FoodShare employment and training requirements and drug testing.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: disenrollment of ineligible individuals from and redeterminations of eligibility for the Medical Assistance program and database confirmation for public assistance program eligibility. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: the amount of benefits received under the unemployment insurance law. (FE)
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
5 %
2022
July - December
Total 1 %
Relating to: failure to accept employment to remain eligible for Medical Assistance.
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
10 %
2022
July - December
Total 3 %

Budget Bill Subjects

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 2 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
15 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 6 %
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
15 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 6 %
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 9 %

Administrative Rulemaking Proceedings

No administrative rulemaking proceedings found.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
15 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 7 %

Minor Efforts

No minor efforts found.

Other Matters

No other matters found.

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures