Members may find the following pages of useful for their lobbying efforts and working with area legislators.
The Wisconsin Legislature
Contains names, address, phone numbers, e-mail addresses of all legislators. Provides links to all legislative service agencies, audio links to listen to legislative debates, legislative calendars (what bills will be debated), committees/members and committee hearing schedules.
Wisconsin Education Association Council
WEAC is the state’s largest teachers’ union. The site has numerous pages for members, including “At the Capitol.”
Wisconsin Association of School Boards
The WASB represents school board members from all 426 school districts. They provide an array of in-service training for board members and currently have two lobbyists working the Capitol. The site has a regularly updated page on Capitol business and links to more information.
Wisconsin School Administrators Alliance
The WSAA represents all school administrators. The site has a regularly updated page on political developments and issues.
Wisconsin Legislative Council
The Legislative Council is a service branch of the Legislature that provides analysis of public policy issues before the Legislature. The Legislative Council is directed by the Legislature and the joint committee is comprised of members from both the Assembly and the Senate. During election years, the Legislative Counsil is directed by the Legislature to study select issues and make recommendations to the next Legislature. The study committees include members of the public, as well as legislators.
Wisconsin Legislative Fiscal Bureau
The Fiscal Bureau analyzes pollicy and fiscal issues for the Legislature. The Bureau is instrumental in providing information to legislators during the budget-writing process, working especially close with members of the Joint Finance Committee.
The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign
The WDC is a five-year old not-for-profit, independent coalition of individuals and groups dedicated to campaign finance reform. The site gives detailed campaign expenditure information and provides links to other reform-minded organizations.
The Wheeler Report
The Wheeler Report has covered state government since the 1970s. The site provides news releases issued by legislators and state agencies and state government-related news stories from Wisconsin’s daily newspapers. The site also has connections to state government Web pages.
WisPolitics is run by Jeff Mayers, longtime statehouse reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal. Operating since 1999, WisPolitics has both free and paid services, with the free services ranging from political news releases and fundraisers to topical interviews and daily links to newspaper stories about state government.