WI Early Childhood Association

Registered Principal Details

Business Or Interest:
The early care and education field, children and families served in early care and education

Lobbying Interests:
All early care and education issues including DCF, DPI, DHS, DWD budget, policies, licensing regulations, certification, and all child care issues.

Contact
RS
Ruth Schmidt
2908 Marketplace Dr Ste 101
Fitchburg, WI 53719
(608) 729-1042
ruschmidt@wisconsinearlychildhood.org
http://wisconsinearlychildhood.org

Authorized Lobbyists

Lobbyist Name Exclusive Duties Authorized On Withdrawn On
Rebecca Hogan Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/30/2020 Withdrawn On N/A
Gregory Hubbard Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/30/2020 Withdrawn On N/A
Catherine McDermott Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 12/30/2020 Withdrawn On N/A
Ruth Schmidt Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/5/2021 Withdrawn On N/A
Kimber Liedl Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/5/2021 Withdrawn On 9/30/2022
Katie White Exclusive Duties No Authorized On 1/18/2021 Withdrawn On N/A

Lobbying Interests

Budget Bill Subjects

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

Notification Date
2/17/2021
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.

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

Notification Date
2/17/2021
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.

Topics Not Yet Assigned A Bill Or Rule Number

Child Care
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Child Care

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

YoungStar, Wisconsin Shares, Child Care access,additional funding for child care facilities, additional funding for child care teachers, additional funding for child care providers, early childhood education
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
YoungStar, Wisconsin Shares, Child Care access,additional funding for child care facilities, additional funding for child care teachers, additional funding for child care providers, early childhood education

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Relating to child care, T.E.A.C.H. and Reward funding, WI Shares Subsidy program, YoungStar, Quality grants
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Relating to child care, T.E.A.C.H. and Reward funding, WI Shares Subsidy program, YoungStar, Quality grants

Action Intended To Affect
Both Legislative matter and rule

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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.

Funding for T.E.A.C.H. early childhood scholarship and REWARD Stipend programs. Increases in WI Shares child care subsidy rates.
Development, drafting or introduction of a proposal relating to
Funding for T.E.A.C.H. early childhood scholarship and REWARD Stipend programs. Increases in WI Shares child care subsidy rates.

Action Intended To Affect
Legislative matter

Notification Date
12/30/2020
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
$69,549.70
2021
July - December
$57,361.44
2022
January - June
$46,305.40
Total $173,216.54
Total Hours Communicating 2021
January - June
176.75
2021
July - December
76.00
2022
January - June
62.75
Total 315.50
Total Hours Other 2021
January - June
585.25
2021
July - December
422.25
2022
January - June
443.75
Total 1451.25

Percent Allocation of Lobbying Effort

Legislative Bills/Resolutions

No legislative bills/resolutions found.

Budget Bill Subjects

2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
65 %
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 28 %

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
20 %
2021
July - December
85 %
2022
January - June
50 %
2022
July - December
Total 47 %

Minor Efforts

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

Minor Efforts
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
5 %
2021
July - December
5 %
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total 4 %

Other Matters

Includes time spent on:

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

Other Matters
2021
January - June
2021
July - December
2022
January - June
2022
July - December
Total
2021
January - June
10 %
2021
July - December
10 %
2022
January - June
50 %
2022
July - December
Total 21 %

Filed Statements of Lobbying Activity and Expenditures