Rep. Andraca Introduces Climate Legislation Rep. Andraca joined Democratic lawmakers to announce a legislative package to help the state better mitigate the growing impacts of climate change.
Rep. Andraca's Statement on Senate Redistricting Hearing The Senate Committee on Shared Revenue, Elections and Consumer Protection held a public hearing today on a Republican redistricting proposal. In response, Representative Deb Andraca issued this following statement.
Rep. Andraca Honors First Responder of the Year State Representative Deb Andraca (D-Whitefish Bay) presented the First Responder of the Year Award for the 23rd Assembly District to Dispatcher Troy Kasten, who serves as a 911 telecommunicator at the Bayside Communications Center.
Coalition for Gun Safety Chairs Advocate for Public Hearing The co-chairs of the Legislative Coalition for Gun Safety co-chairs express their profound concern about this week’s open-carry incident.
Rep. Andraca Responds to Republican Redistricting Ploy In the past 72 hours, Assembly Republicans wrote, introduced, and passed a redistricting bill, an abrupt about-face from their decade-long fight against nonpartisan redistricting. Representative Deb Andraca voted no and issued this statement.
Rep. Andraca Introduces Voucher Transparency Bill Today Rep. Andraca introduced the Voucher Transparency Bill as part of a package of education bills.
Rep. Deb Andraca Appointed to Joint Committee on Finance Today Assembly Minority Leader Greta Neubauer announced the appointment of Representative Deb Andraca to the Legislature’s Joint Committee on Finance.
Rep. Andraca's Statement on the 2023-2025 State Budget On June 29th, the Wisconsin State Assembly debated the 2023-2025 biennial budget. State Representative Deb Andraca issued this statement upon passage of the bill.
Rep. Andraca Joins AG Kaul to Urge Republican Leaders to Fund Office of School Safety Representative Deb Andraca, a former elementary school teacher, today joined Attorney General Josh Kaul and national school safety experts in urging Republican leaders to continue funding the Office of School Safety in the Wisconsin state budget.
Rep. Andraca Votes in Favor of Wisconsin's Students Representative Deb Andraca today voted in favor of AB 321, a bill that will realign reading instruction in Wisconsin schools. The bill focuses on teaching more phonics in grades K-3 in what supporters call “the science of reading,” a research-based approach to early literacy education.
State Capitol Abuzz as Rep. Andraca Introduces Pollinator Week Legislation Representative Deb Andraca’s office called on fellow pollen-ticians to join in a sweet opportunity to bring attention to the endangered Rusty Patched Bumble Bee. The bill is part of a pollinator package led by Representative Lee Snodgrass.
June 14th Assembly Session Statement: Shared Revenue and School Funding On a busy legislative day, the Assembly passed bills that provide more revenue for local municipalities and increased funding for public schools and publicly-funded voucher schools. State Representative Deb Andraca (D-Whitefish Bay) released this statement.
Legislators, Attorney General Urge Action for a “Gun Safe Summer” To help ensure the safety of every Wisconsin community, Democratic lawmakers and Attorney General Kaul are calling for public hearings on three bills concerning safety provisions removed from Governor Evers's budget.
Democrats on Assembly Education Committee Celebrate AAPI Bill Hearing Today, the Assembly Committee on Education brought forward AB 232, a bill that directs school boards to provide instruction on Hmong Americans and Asian Americans. Democrats on the committee celebrate this bipartisan legislation.
Law Enforcement Appreciation Starts With Keeping Officers Safe State Representative Deb Andraca (D-Whitefish Bay) gave this speech on the floor of the assembly as a co-sponsor of AJR 47, recognizing May as Law Enforcement Appreciation month.
Gun Violence Awareness Resolution Introduced Gun violence takes a deadly toll on Wisconsin communities in every part of the state. Three lawmakers want to officially proclaim June 2nd as Gun Violence Awareness Day in Wisconsin and join a growing movement to bring awareness to the problem and data-driven solutions that can help.
Rep. Andraca Selected for Great Lakes Legislative Fellowship Rep. Andraca was named as a fellow of the Birkholz Institute of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Legislative Caucus. The Institute, held in Detroit in April, will be an in-depth workshop on building climate resilience in Great Lakes communities.
Assembly Education Committee Democrats Statement on Assembly Session Today, the Wisconsin Legislature voted on AB 53 and AB 69, a school crime reporting bill and school resource officer (SRO) use in school respectively. Democrat members of the Assembly Education Committee released this statement.
Rep. Andraca Announces Budget Listening Sessions State Representative Deb Andraca announced two budget listening sessions, one in Milwaukee County on March 10th at 3:00 pm and another in Ozaukee County on March 11th at 11:00 am.
Rep. Deb Andraca Reacts to Governor Evers's Budget Address Governor Evers announced a biennial state budget that uses a record $7 billion surplus to make sound investments in Wisconsin’s future. Representative Deb Andraca (D-Whitefish Bay) issued this statement in response to the Governor’s speech.
Prioritizing Veterans from the Blue Ribbon Commission to the State Budget Representative Deb Andraca, a member of the Assembly Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs, issued the following statement about the Governor’s proposed budget initiatives announced today.
Rep. Deb Andraca Applauds Governor Evers’s Proposed Reforms to Joint Finance Review Rep. Andraca applauds Governor Tony Evers's announcement that he is including an end to the Joint Finance Committee’s “anonymous objection” tactic as part of his forthcoming state budget.
Andraca Announces Committee Assignments Rep. Deb Andraca was appointed by Assembly Minority Leader Greta Neubauer (D – Racine) as the Ranking Democrat on the Assembly Committee on Forestry, Parks and Outdoor Recreation. Andraca was also appointed to the Committees on Education, Energy and Utilities and Veterans and Military Affairs.
Rep. Andraca Thanks Sen. Darling--Declines Opportunity to Run State Representative Deb Andraca (D-Whitefish Bay) released the following statement regarding the retirement of Senator Alberta Darling.
Andraca Statement on Reckless Gun Incident in WFB Representative Deb Andraca released this statement regarding the reckless use of a gun during trick-or-treating in Whitefish Bay.
Andraca Honored as MADD Legislator of the Year In response to her “tireless and unwavering efforts in helping to support and advance the mission of Mothers Against Drunk Driving,” MADD has named Rep. Deb Andracaas a 2022 Legislator of the Year.
Andraca Named MMAC Champion of Commerce The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce (MMAC) has named Representative Deb Andraca (D – Whitefish Bay) a “Champion of Commerce” for her support of the Milwaukee Region’s business community and its key priorities during the 2021-2022 Wisconsin legislative session.
Wisconsinites Deserve to be Heard By Their Elected Representatives Today Legislative Republicans gaveled in and out of Governor Evers’ special session to establish a binding referendum process that would have created a pathway for voters to overturn the archaic 1849 abortion law.
Rep. Deb Andraca Supports Governor Evers’ Vision for Education Representative Deb Andraca (D–Whitefish Bay) joined Governor Evers and State Superintendent of Education Jill Underly this morning at Milwaukee Public Schools’ Academy of Accelerated Learning as they announced their education priorities for the 2023-2025 state budget.
Rep. Andraca Highlights Bills that #NeverHadAHearing Bills addressing top priorities were routinely blocked by GOP legislative leaders during the 21-22 session. Representative Deb Andraca’s office is highlighting several of these bills in a series of social media posts called #neverhadahearing on Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok (@RepAndraca).
Rep. Deb Andraca Celebrates Funding for Cedar Gorge Clay Bluffs DNR Secretary Preston Cole & Rep. Deb Andraca (D-Whitefish Bay) announced today that Governor Evers is doing what the Republican-led Joint Finance Committee refused to do: allocate funding to ensure that five conservation projects, including Cedar Gorge Clay Bluffs in Ozaukee Co., can move forward.
Rep. Andraca Promotes Shoreline Resilience Rep. Deb Andraca's statement following a meeting of conservation and legislative leaders who gathered to discuss the “Rising Waters” report, which identifies high-priority toxic risks to the Great Lakes, including three in Wisconsin.
Rep. Andraca Joins Legislative Democrats, Wisconsinites in Protecting Access to Reproductive Healthcare Today, Rep. Deb Andraca (D-Whitefish Bay) joined Governor Evers and Legislative Democrats in advocating for the protection of reproductive rights in Wisconsin.
Representative Andraca Supports Governor Evers’ Call for Special Session to Protect Abortion Rights Rep. Andraca released the following statement on Governor Tony Evers's call for a special session to repeal Wisconsin's 1849 law criminalizing abortion in Wisconsin.
Rep. Andraca Joins Legislative Democrats Calling for Gun Safety Today legislative Democrats and members of the Wisconsin Coalition for Gun Safety called for action on gun safety measures. Representative Deb Andraca (D-Whitefish Bay) released the following statement.
Rep. Deb Andraca’s Statement Following the Uvalde, Texas School Shooting As a mother and former elementary school teacher, words are inadequate to express my sadness and frustration over the tragic loss of lives at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas.
Rep. Deb Andraca Appointed to Blue Ribbon Commission on Veteran Opportunity Governor Evers announced the appointment of Representative Andraca to serve on the Blue Ribbon Commission on Veteran Opportunity.
Representative Deb Andraca Urges Support for Attorney General Kaul’s “Safer Wisconsin” Proposals With crime and gun homicides at record levels Representative Deb Andraca joined Attorney General Josh Kaul in urging support for the “Safer Wisconsin” legislative package to strengthen our communities by investing in data-driven solutions.
Joint Finance Committee Meets, Refuses to Discuss Knowles-Nelson Grants Republicans refuse to hold the most powerful legislative committee to the same standards of transparency that they demand of our school boards and local election clerks.
DNR Secretary Cole: Stewardship Objections Letter to JFC Co-Chairs Secretary Cole asks the co-chairs of JFC to schedule a committee meeting to review six proposed DNR Knowles-Nelson Stewardship passive review requests currently stalled in the committee due to anonymous objections, on which hearings have never been scheduled.
Letter to Joint Finance Chairs Regarding Cedar Gorge Clay Bluffs Grant Rep. Andraca urges the co-chairs of the powerful Joint Finance Committee to take action on the proposed Knowles-Nelson Stewardship grant for the Ozaukee Washington Land Trust, which was received by the Joint Finance Committee on June 14, 2021.
Bipartisan Letter of Support for Build Back Better Grant Application Rep. Andraca joins a bipartisan letter of support for a Build Back Better Regional Challenge Grant Application entitled "A Wisconsin forest products cluster: a catalyst for sustainable, enduring transformation."
Assembly Democrats Send Letter to Vos Regarding Gableman Rep. Andraca joins colleagues in urging Speaker Robin Vos to close the Office of the Special Counsel, fire Mike Gableman, and demonstrate that he is ready to move on from the 2020 election
Open Letter to the People of Ukraine Rep. Andraca joined her legislative colleagues in sending a letter of support to the people of Ukraine.
Statement on the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s Redistricting Decision Following the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s decision on legislative redistricting, Rep. Deb Andraca (D-Whitefish Bay) released the following statement.
Democrats Introduce Fair Maps Constitutional Amendment Representatives Dianne Hesselbein (D - Middleton), Mark Spreitzer (D – Beloit), and Deb Andraca (D – Whitefish Bay) and Senator Jeff Smith (D – Brunswick) circulated new legislation today advocating for a Fair Maps Constitutional Amendment in Wisconsin.
Statement on Priorities for Education Following the conclusion of the February 22, 2022 Assembly floor session, Rep. Deb Andraca (D-Whitefish Bay) released this statement.
Rep. Andraca signs letter to Sen. LeMahieu regarding WEC Commissioner Spindell Rep. Andraca joins colleagues in signing a letter calling on Sen. LeMahieu to stand up for the integrity of our free and fair elections by rescinding his appointment of Robert Spindell as WEC Commissioner.
Rep. Andraca signs letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland regarding actions of fraudulent GOP electors Rep. Andraca joins her colleagues in requesting a Department of Justice investigation into the actions of fraudulent GOP electors in Wisconsin and other states in December of 2020.
Andraca Introduces Bill to Help Improve Emergency Services To help municipalities in the 23rd district and across the state provide high-quality emergency services, State Representative Deb Andraca (D-Whitefish Bay) introduced a bill (LRB 4360) today to assist cities, towns and villages consolidate emergency dispatch services.
Partisan Bills Without Long-Term Funding Wrong Way to Keep Communities Safe Rep. Deb Andraca (D-Whitefish Bay) released the following statement on Tuesday’s floor session.
Legislative Democrats Introduce Criminal Justice Legislation Today legislative Democrats introduced smart criminal justice legislation that will keep Wisconsin communities safer. This evidence-based bill package will work to prevent crime, support victims, and provide much-needed resources to local governments to increase public safety.
Rep. Deb Andraca Stands Against Reckless Firearm Legislation “These bills are reckless and are opposed by school leaders, churches, law enforcement, and parents everywhere,” said State Representative Deb Andraca (D-Whitefish Bay) speaking in opposition to bills passed by the Republican majority in the Assembly today.
Statement on Reckless Gun Legislation Rep. Andraca's complete statement about a series of firearm bills before the Assembly.
Wisconsin Republicans to Hold Hearing on Bill Allowing Guns in Schools One Week after Michigan School Shooting Tragedy Just one week after a mass shooting at a Michigan high school where four students were killed, and seven people were injured, the Assembly Committee on State Affairs is holding a public hearing on AB 597, legislation that makes it easier to possess a gun in some Wisconsin schools.
"Safe Storage for Gun Safety" Package Addresses Violence Prevention Rep. Andraca joined colleagues in releasing the “Safe Storage for Gun Safety” package of six bills designed to address the challenge of keeping legally-owned firearms away from children and people prohibited from owning guns, such as violent criminals.
Senator Chris Larson and Representative Deb Andraca Team Up to Stop Drunk Driving Before it Happens Sen. Chris Larson and Rep. Deb Andraca's statement on the introduction of legislation to require ignition interlock devices (IIDs) for all first-time alcohol-related operating while intoxicated (OWI) offenders as wells as incorporating Wisconsin into the interstate Driver's License Compact.
"Forward on Climate" Bills Urge Legislative Action to Address Climate Change Representative Andraca joined legislative colleagues in releasing the "Forward on Climate" package of 22 bills designed with input from people across Wisconsin and the Governor's Task Force on Climate Change.
Redistricting Statement Rep. Andraca provided remarks about redistricting at the Assembly Floor Session on November 11, 2021.
Reading Readiness Rep. Andraca shared her experiences as a teacher to express concerns about the impact of AB-446.
Floor Speech in Opposition to AJR-80 Representative Deb Andraca (D-Whitefish Bay) delivered remarks in opposition to Assembly Joint Resolution 80 which established certain priorities for redistricting.
Gun Safety Legislation Introduced in State Legislature State Representative Deb Andraca (D-Whitefish Bay) and legislative colleagues introduced two firearm safety bills and called for bipartisan support to help prevent gun deaths in Wisconsin.
Letter Requesting a Hearing on Nonpartisan Redistricting Bill Democratic members of the Senate Committee on Government Operations and the Assembly Committee on State Affairs sent a letter to the committee chairs, Sen. Duey Stroebel and Rep. Swearingen, requesting a public hearing on legislation to establish a nonpartisan redistricting process in Wisconsin.
Democratic Lawmakers Call for Public Hearing on Nonpartisan Redistricting Reform Bill Rep. Deb Andraca and Sen. Jeff Smith, co-authors of AB 395/SB389, call for a public hearing on nonpartisan redistricting. There is heightened urgency to establish a nonpartisan redistricting process given the U.S. Census redistricting data will be released on Aug. 16.
Statement on Budget Vote Rep. Andraca's statement on the 2021-2023 Biennial Budget vote.
A Tale of Two Redistricting Bills: Floor Speech on June 16, 2021 Rep. Andraca speaks in opposition to AB-369, regarding municipal redistricting timelines, and in support of AB-395, which creates a transparent process for state-wide redistricting.
Sen. Smith and Rep. Andraca Introduce Nonpartisan Redistricting Reform Legislation Senator Jeff Smith and Representative Deb Andraca introduce legislation to establish a nonpartisan redistricting process in Wisconsin, joining advocates statewide calling for fair electoral maps.
Sen. Smith, Rep. Andraca to Introduce Nonpartisan Redistricting Reform Legislation Senator Jeff Smith and Representative Deb Andraca will re-introduce nonpartisan redistricting reform at the State Capitol at noon on Monday, May 17th.
Freshman Lawmaker Creates Virtual Madison Field Trip Representative Andraca reimagines the iconic Capitol Tour for a virtual audience.
Assembly Workforce Development Committee Democrats: Statement on Assembly Bill 237 Democrats serving on the Workforce Development Committee comment on AB-237 regarding allocation of ARPA funds.
New Poll Shows "Overwhelming Bipartisan Support" for Background Checks A new poll demonstrates public support for common sense firearm safety legislation.