Capitol Notes:Political & Legislative Update

Nick Probst Joins Capitol Consultants

Capitol Consultants, Inc. is pleased to announce the addition of Nick Probst to our Government Affairs team, as a vice president. Probst brings a wealth of experience in public policy, government affairs consulting and government administration.  Probst is also a member of the Wisconsin State Bar.more

Capitol Notes: Gov. Walker signs 2015-2017 Budget

Governor Walker signs budget into law, announces 104 vetoes, what were the vetoes, who were the 12 GOP members who voted against the budget and why, and Walker campaign ready for launch.more

Capitol Notes: 2015-2017 Budget Passes State Assembly

2015-2017 Budget passes the State Assembly on a 52-46 vote, LFB releases various memos on the state budget, bomb threat causes delay in budget debate and Walker Campaign releases announcement week schedule of events in NV, SC, NH and IA.more

Capitol Notes: 2015-2017 Budget Passes State Senate

2015-2017 Budget passes the State Senate, repeal of prevailing wage law for local projects included, changes to the state's open records law remove, and Governor Walker gets closer to presidential announcement.more

Capitol Notes: Finance Committee Concludes Work on 15-17 Budget

The Joint Committee on Finance wrapped up its action on the 2015-2017 Budget with an omnibus Transportation and Tax package, as well as a wrap-up #999 motion that contained significant changes to Wisconsin's Open Records Law, as well as many other issues.  Next stop the State Senate and Assembly to conclude the Legislature's work in the upcoming week.more

Capitol Notes: GOP Legislative Leaders Announce Budget Path

Republican Legislative Leaders announce a path forward to finishing work on the 2015-2017 budget, what's left on the budget and how does the 2015-2017 budget deliberations compare to previous budgets.more

Capitol Notes: Election Update- Kapenga wins 33rd SD GOP Primary

In the race to succeed State Sen. Paul Farrow (R-Pewaukee), who is resigning his seat effective July 17th, to be a full-time County Executive for Waukesha County, State Representative Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) defeated Brian Dorow (R-Hartland) an Associate Dean at Waukesha County Technical College.more

Capitol Notes: Weekly Political & Legislative Update 6-23-15

Legislative Leaders are still working on a budget deal, how does the 2015-2017 budget process compare to other budgets, 33rd SD Primary Preview, 2016 GOP nominating process, 2016 Polling update, and the status of the 2016 presidential candidate field.more

Capitol Notes: Weekly Political & Legislative Update 6-15-15

Budget discussions stalled on Transportation, Bucks Arena and Prevailing wage, 33rd Senate District GOP Primary preview, Democrats pick a new chair of the State Party.more

Capitol Notes: Weekly Political & Legislative Update 5-26-15

JFC nearly done with budget, Prevailing Wage debate heats up again and Governor Walker announces several appointments.more

Capitol Notes: Weekly Political & Legislative Update 5-18-15

Joint Finance Committee continues to make progress on budget, Governor Walker's national and international travel, more 2016 polling, Russ Feingold announces bid to return to US Senate and Gov. Walker calls a Special Election in the 33rd Senate District to replace Sen. Farrow.more

Capitol Notes: Weekly Political & Legislative Update 4-20-15

Budget errata released and first JFC Committee votes take place, Super PAC launched to support Governor Walker's presidential ambitions and additional staff join the campaign, Marquette Law School releases first poll of since 2014 elections and presidential polling wrap.more

Capitol Notes: Weekly Political & Legislative Update 4-13-15

Joint Committee on Finance begins voting on the budget, Legislative Leaders provide insight on Committee's direction, 2016 presidential polling update and Special Election in the 33rd Senate District takes shape.more

Capitol Notes: Spring Election Results 4-7-15

Spring Election Results for 4-7-15more

Capitol Notes: Spring Pre-Election Update 4-6-15

Spring Pre-Election Update on the Supreme Court race, 20th Senate District and polling update on the GOP and DEM presidential polling.more

Capitol Notes: Weekly Political & Legislative Update 3-16-15

Agency budget briefings before the Joint Committee on Finance, Governor Walker signs Right-to-Work legislation, and 2016 presidential race update.more

Capitol Notes: Weekly Political & Legislative Update 3-2-15

Primer on the WI Budget Process, Legislative Action begins on the budget, Gov. Walker announces additional staff changes and adds additional staff to political team.more

Capitol Notes: Weekly Political & Legislative Update 2-16-15

Updates on staffing changes in the Walker Administration, 20th Senate District Special Election and the 2016 presidential election.more

Capitol Notes: Weekly Political & Legislative Update 2-2-15

Updates on the state budget process, potential policy initiatives and Governor Walker's position among potential GOP presidential contenders.more

Capitol Notes: Weekly Political & Legislative Update 1-26-15

Updates on potential budget policies and revenue estimates, as well as an update on Walker 2016more

Capitol Notes: Gov. Walker delivers State of the State Address

Text of Governor Walker's State of the State Address with reaction from Legislative Leaders of both parties.more

Capitol Notes: Weekly Political & Legislative Update 1-12-15

Updates on the Inauguration, Legislative Committee Assignments, the Supreme Court race and Special Election in the 20th SD, and hires by Governor Walker's Political Action Committee.more

Capitol Notes: Weekly Political & Legislative Update 12-30-14

End of the year interviews with Governor Walker (Budget deficit, Transportation, Agency consolidation, taxes), appointments and the proposed 2015-2016 calendar.more