11/1/2017
Electric Vehicle Freedom Act Rep. Brooks and Sen. Kapenga release their new bill
10/23/2017
Kapenga Statement on Vos "Terrorist" Comment Senator Kapenga's Statement concerning Robin Vos "Terrorist" comments
9/13/2017
Foxconn Press Release Senator Kapenga Statement on Foxconn Vote
9/5/2017
Op-Ed: Lowering Apprentice Ratio Good for Industry Wisconsin faces an impending shortage of workers in the skilled trades, which is why I introduced a bill that will ensure that Wisconsin contractors will have the ability to hire additional apprentices and fill open positions, while maintaining a safety standard that is recognized by many states across the nation.
6/30/2017
Senators Stand in Opposition to New Trucking Taxes Wisconsin State Senators reiterated their continued opposition to raising taxes for the WisDOT.
4/26/2017
Senator Kapenga Introduces Financial Literacy Bills State Senator Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield), in conjunction with “Money Smart Week” in Wisconsin is introducing two bi-partisan bills aimed at improving financial literacy and allowing the promotion of better savings habits. Wisconsin joins a national effort during the week of April 23rd to further the goal of educating children and consumers on how to effectively and intelligently manage their personal finances.
3/15/2017
Craig, Kapenga, Sanfelippo and Hutton Seek Greater Transparency on State Leases during Sunshine Week Senators David Craig, R-Town of Vernon, and Chris Kapenga, R-Delafield, and Representatives Rob Hutton, R-Brookfield, and Joe Sanfelippo, R-New Berlin, are celebrating sunshine week by introducing two bills that would bring greater transparency to government leasing practices.
3/15/2017
Senator Kapenga Applauds Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty for Report on Occupational Licensing State Senator Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield), the Chair of the Senate Committee on Public Benefits, Licensing, and State-Federal Relations released the following statement after the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) produced its second report highlighting how burdensome occupational licensing requirements restrain job growth, reduce mobility, and make it harder for people to find work.
3/8/2017
Rep. Hutton & Sen. Kapenga Introduce Bill to Provide Accountability in Government Leasing Contracts This bill provides a tool for legislators and the public to better understand the state’s physical footprint costs. It’s a common sense approach used in the business sector that will translate well into the public sector, ensuring a more efficient and effective government.
2/21/2017
Senator Kapenga Statement on WisDOT Audit Hearing Today’s hearing revealed that we haven’t even begun to scratch the surface of the problems at the DOT. We must further investigate practices at DOT ranging from how they select projects for construction to ensuring they have a competitive bidding process.
1/26/2017
Senator Kapenga Statement on WisDOT Audit State Senator Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) released the following statement after the Legislative Audit Bureau released its long-awaited audit of the State Highway Program within the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.
1/25/2017
Senators David Craig & Chris Kapenga Send Letter to Congress on Federalism On Friday, Senator David Craig (R-Town of Vernon) and Senator Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) sent a letter to Congressman Jason Chaffetz (UT-03), Chairman – Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to request relief from Federal Regulations and Unfunded Mandates.
1/23/2017
Kapenga Statement on Governor Walker’s Welfare Reform Proposal Governor Walker announced his welfare reform budget initiative, “Wisconsin Works for Everyone.” Following the announcement, Senator Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield), chair of the Senate Committee on Public Benefits, Licensing, and State-Federal Relations, made the following statement.
12/29/2016
Senator Kapenga Appointed Chairman of Senate Committee on Public Benefits, Licensing, & State-Federal Relations Senator Chris Kapenga was appointed to chair the Senate Committee on Public Benefits, Licensing, & State-Federal Relations for the 2017-18 Legislative Session.
12/5/2016
Some Madison politicians and special interests could double the gas tax on Wisconsinites A new Legislative Fiscal Bureau memo states Wisconsinites would see a 28.1 cent per gallon gas tax increase if this effort had its way.
8/16/2016
Letter to agency heads regarding budget requests On July 25th, Governor Walker delivered his budget instructions to your respective agency. Within those instructions he outlined new requirements, per 2015 Wisconsin Act 201 (the BASE Act), of all agencies to review the state operations portion of their base budget and submit a proposal that keeps spending flat and reduces spending by five percent for the forthcoming biennium.
4/8/2016
Kapenga Statement on Right to Work Ruling "It's disappointing to see another activist Dane County judge play politics on the bench and throw out a law that has ultimately been upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court."
3/1/2016
Governor Walker Signs Four Kapenga Bills On Tuesday, Governor Walker signed four bills authored by Senator Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) into law. These bills addressed a number of issues ranging from property rights to budget reform.
2/16/2016
State Senate Passes BASE Act On Tuesday, the state Senate passed the Budgetary Accountability for State Expenditures (BASE) Act.
2/10/2016
Three Kapenga Bills Pass the Senate On Tuesday, three bills authored by Senator Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) passed the state Senate and are now waiting for passage in the state Assembly.
1/22/2016
State Senate Votes to Protect the Right to Life and Human Decency On Wednesday, Senator Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) led Senate Republicans in voting to protect the right to life and basic human decency during a regular session of the state Senate. Assembly Bill 310 and Senate Bill 238, co-authored by Kapenga and Representative André Jacque (R-De Pere), redirect funding that is currently sent to abortion providers.
12/8/2015
Hutton and Kapenga Introduce Alternative Budgeting Proposal The legislation would require state agencies to submit to the legislature, in addition to their current biennial budget request, a proposal to reduce agency spending by 5% and a proposal based on 0% growth of current funding.
11/16/2015
Statement on Syrian Refugee Crisis After contacting Governor Walker’s office on Saturday, I applaud his quick action in joining with fellow governors in calling on President Obama to not resettle additional Syrian refugees in Wisconsin.
11/7/2015
Kapenga Statement on Passage of GAB and Campaign Finance Reform Bills Senator Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) issued the following statement after the state Senate passed two bills aimed at protecting the integrity of elections and reforming campaign finance laws in Wisconsin.
9/29/2015
Kapenga Introduces GAAP Constitutional Amendment State Senators Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) and Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) and State Representatives Dale Kooyenga (R-Brookfield) and John Macco (R-Ledgeview) introduced legislation this week that would require the use of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) for state finances.
8/28/2015
Kapenga to Serve as Chair of Senate Committee I look forward to serving as the chairman of the Senate Committee on Public Benefit and Regulatory Reform, and working with my colleagues to find solutions to reform our public assistance programs and improve our regulatory environment.