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12/30/2013
New Year’s Eve: Let’s Be Careful Out There A New Year is about to begin! It’s time to reflect with friends and family on the good moments of 2013 and to look ahead with hope to a healthy and happy 2014.
12/16/2013
Joint Resolution Honoring Pope Francis Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) announced that he has introduced a bi-partisan Joint Resolution honoring the recent achievements of Pope Francis.
12/11/2013
The Farm Workers Caught on Tape Abusing Animals Should be Thoroughly Investigated and Prosecuted Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) called on Brown County District Attorney David Lasee to investigate and prosecute the farm workers caught on tape abusing animals. In a letter sent to District Attorney Lasee Senator Carpenter said.
11/25/2013
Governor Should Include Cracking Down on Drunken Driving Today, Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) called on Governor Scott Walker to add legislation cracking down on drunken driving to the December 2, 2013 Special Session.
10/29/2013
Act 10 Equity Bill Introduced Madison – Today State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) announced that he has introduced legislation to treat City of Milwaukee police and firefighter unions under ‘Act 10’ the same as other public employee unions in Milwaukee.
8/28/2013
Senator Carpenter Calls on Governor Walker to Postpone Questionable Awarding of $500,000 Sportsman Grant Senator Carpenter delivered a letter to Gov. Walker urging postponement of the awarding of a $500,000 grant to the United Sportsman of Wisconsin Foundation. The process of has raised questions about fairness and the appearance of political favoritism.
8/22/2013
Bill Giving Priority for Veteran-Students at UW Closer to Becoming Law Today, State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) hailed the passage in a Senate Committee of a bill which would give priority to veterans who register for classes at University of Wisconsin campuses (AB 201).
7/17/2013
Senator Carpenter Introducing Milwaukee Property Taxpayer Protection Act State Senator Tim Carpenter announced today that he will be introducing legislation called the “Milwaukee Property Taxpayer Protection Act” which will remove unfair and expensive state mandates imposed upon City of Milwaukee property taxpayers.
6/26/2013
Statement on Supreme Court Marriage Equality Ruling State Sen. Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement regarding two historic rulings by the United States Supreme Court that both nullified the federal law that defined marriage as solely for opposite sex couples
6/25/2013
Statement on Budget's Repeal of Residencey Today State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement regarding the budget’s repeal of residency requirements for local public employees
5/22/2013
Residency Repeal Complicates Bradley Center Plans Today State Senator Tim Carpenter released the following statement regarding the effects on repealing residency will have on plans to tax locals for a new Bradley Center.
5/20/2013
Act 10 Equity Legislation Coming State Senator Tim Carpenter is drafting legislation to remove the undue preferential treatment police and firefighter unions have received under changes to laws governing collective bargaining for public workers in Wisconsin.
5/17/2013
Governor Walker’s DOT Billion Dollar Bonding Dilemma Solved Sen. Tim Carpenter revealed that he has found a solution to resolve the bi-partisan opposition to Governor Scott Walker’s desire to add $994 million dollars in bonding debt to fund his expansive highway construction projects.
5/15/2013
Mandate on Milwaukee Taxpayers Must End State Senator Tim Carpenter blew the whistle today on an outrageous mandate imposed upon City of Milwaukee property taxpayers.
5/13/2013
Governor Walker Invited to Explain Residency Repeal at Milwaukee Town Hall State Senator Carpenter invited Governor Walker to be his guest at a special town hall meeting in Milwaukee's Third Senate District, to discuss the governor's budget provision repealing Milwaukee's 75 year-old local public employee residency requirement.
5/10/2013
RIP City of Milwaukee, 2013 In response to the Joint Finance Committee’s May 9, 2013 vote to prohibit residency requirements for local government employees, State Sen. Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) penned the following obituary for the benefit of local and national media:
4/25/2013
It’s Official: Ending Local Residency Requirements in Governor’s Budget Found to be “Non-Fiscal” Policy Today State Senator Tim Carpenter responded to the official finding that Governor Scott Walker’s budget proposal to eliminate local governments’ residency requirements is “non-fiscal” policy.
4/19/2013
Senator Carpenter to Lend a Hand in Medicine Collection Daypdf Senator Carpenter will help out in the Milwaukee County “Medicine Collection Day” sponsored by the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District on April 27 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at Miller Park by the “Sausage Haus.”
4/11/2013
Senator Carpenter: Bills to Benefit Wisconsin Veterans Passes Committee State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) hailed the unanimous passage today in committee of a series of bills to assist veterans and current members of the armed forces.
3/14/2013
What Gov. Walker Can Learn From Gov. Chris Christie re Residency Today State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) issued the following statement regarding Governor Walker’s hosting of an event today in Milwaukee for New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
3/13/2013
Sen. Tim Carpenter Statement on Pope Francis I Today State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement on the election of Argentina's Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio to be Pope Francis I.
3/11/2013
Senator Carpenter Targets Trafficking of Guns to Violent Criminals Today, State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) announced that he has reintroduced a bi-partisan bill to make it a felony to engage in the “straw purchase” of a firearm.
2/21/2013
Repealing Residency Requirements Has No Business Being in Budget Last night Governor Walker made public his proposed state budget for Wisconsin. Much like a hidden needle in a haystack, there was one little sentence buried deep inside the bowels of his proposed budget.
2/20/2013
Senator Tim Carpenter Lauds Passage of Constitutional Amendment to Stop the Raids on DOT Fund Senator Carpenter lauded the passage in the Senate today of a resolution that will put to the voters a change to Wisconsin’s constitution that will prevent the raiding of the Dept. of Transportation Fund to pay for non-Transportation related purposes.
2/20/2013
Governor Walker Should Not Repeal Milwaukee Residency Rules in Budget Today, State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) issued the following statement in response to rumors that Governor Scott Walker’s budget may eliminate Milwaukee’s residency requirement for its employees.
1/29/2013
Carpenter Votes Against Confirmation of PSC Commissioner Senator Carpenter, today voted against confirmation of the re-appointment of Ellen Nowak to the Public Service Commission. The PSC oversees Wisconsin’s utilities, including Milwaukee area We Energies.
1/22/2013
Senator Carpenter Encourages Wisconsin’s Congressional Delegation to Address Challenges to Immigration System Today State Senator Carpenter released a letter encouraging the federal government to address the challenges facing The United States’ immigration system.
1/15/2013
Senator Carpenter Proposes Downsizing Legislature By 33% Tim Carpenter announced that he will be re-introducing a bill to reduce by one third the number of senators and representatives in the Wisconsin legislature.
1/3/2013
Senator Carpenter Announces Committee Appointments “I am excited to work on these committees, and to make sure the voices of my constituents are heard on issues that will directly affect them