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Campaigns & Elections Committee

Last week Wednesday (3/10), we had an informational hearing regarding corporate access to the Green Bay elections process. We were presented with emails from the Mayor of Green Bay, his staff, his clerks, legal staff and outside groups. Most of the emails can be found here. We also heard from the 2020 Brown County Clerk and several people who have affidavits working at central count in Green Bay. State law demands that clerks administer elections, but these emails show a different story. Did they break the law? Here's MacIver Institute's take on it. If you're unsure, you can make your own decision as the entire committee hearing is available to view on WisconsinEye (sign-in required).

We will continue to provide oversight on the involvement of corporate funds in the 2020 elections. These hearings will address the emerging information so we can guarantee fair and transparent elections.


We were on the floor this week on March 16th and 17th to deliver more bipartisan bills to Governor Evers.

SB 13: Allows dentists to administer COVID-19 and flu vaccines.

AB 34: Guarantees people with pre-existing health conditions are covered by their insurance.

AB57: Creates consistency and standardization in the home inspection process and report by modifying the definition of “defect.” It also makes changes to home inspection education requirements.

AB 98: Clarifies state law to ensure that any patient housed in Sand Ridge Secure Treatment Center, regardless of commitment status, can be charged with a felony for committing battery.

AB 121: Specifies that a person does not need a license to perform natural hair braiding.

AB 118: Allows students in virtual schools to complete their 2021-2022 school year virtually.

AB 32: Allows Class B bars and restaurants to sell glasses of cocktails and wine as “to go” orders. More than 30 states have similar laws.


The Joint Finance Committee announced three in-person and one virtual public hearings related to the State Budget. Here is the schedule:

  • Friday, April 9, 2021: UW-Whitewater, Whitewater, WI
  • Wednesday, April 21, 2021: The Hodag Dome, Rhinelander, WI
  • Thursday, April 22, 2021: UW-Stout, Menomonie, WI
  • Wednesday, April 28, 2021: Virtual

In-person public hearings will begin at 10am and conclude at 5pm. Pre-registration will be required for the virtual hearing. For more details, visit the new JFC website, which is also a portal for constituents to provide input. You may also send emails to:

We continue to work on the 2021-2023 budget and look forward to the continued budget analysis from the Joint Finance Committee.


Representative Janel Brandtjen
State Capitol, Room 12 West
PO Box 8952
Madison, WI 53708

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