Senators Stand in Opposition to New Trucking Taxes
Wisconsin State Senators reiterated their continued opposition to raising taxes for the WisDOT.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
State Senate Passes BASE Act
On Tuesday, the state Senate passed the Budgetary Accountability for State Expenditures (BASE) Act.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.