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12/19/2014
PR DOT Building Today in a show of bi-partisanship State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) joins Rep. Sanfelippo, Rep. Craig and Rep Sutton in requesting cutting $200 million for the new Madison DOT Building.
12/17/2014
Governor Walker Property Tax Tour Highlights Missed Opportunity for Real Property Tax Relief Today State Sen. Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement regarding residential property taxes.
12/12/2014
Second Anniversary of Aaron Rodgers Day in Wisconsin Today State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement in honor of the second anniversary of Aaron Rodgers Day in Wisconsin.
12/4/2014
Republicans Plan to Polarize Wisconsin, Again, with Right-to-Work Laws Madison – State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) responded today to news reports that Republican legislative leaders in both houses intend to push for passage of right-to-work legislation in the upcoming legislative session.
11/25/2014
Governor Walker's Administration Is Out of Touch on DOT Tax Increases Today State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) called out Governor Walker’s priorities for the Department of Transportation as being out of touch with Wisconsinites needs and priorities.
11/24/2014
Senator Carpenter Encourages Sending Holiday Mail for Heroes Today State Senator Tim Carpenter encouraged folks to participate in the American Red Cross’s Holiday Mail for Heroes program. The program allows people to send their heartfelt thanks during the holiday season to those give their service to our country
11/17/2014
Senator Carpenter Calls for Major Reform of Public Service Commission Today State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) called for structural reform of the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin. The PSC is currently composed of three members appointed by the governor to serve staggered terms.
11/14/2014
Congress Needs to Get to Work to Enact Immigration Reform Today State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) issued the following statement in response to news that the federal government may act soon on immigration reform.
11/13/2014
Time to Introduce a Transportation Budget Separate Today State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) called on Governor Scott Walker to introduce a transportation budget that is separate from the general state budget.
11/5/2014
Tim Carpenter Statement on Third Re-Election to Senate I am truly humbled by the trust the voters in the Third Senate District have shown in electing me again to this office. I promise to repay this trust with hard work and dedication to the interests of the people I represent.
10/14/2014
Governor Walker Needs to Intervene in PSC “Fixed Rate” Fiasco Tim Carpenter called on Gov. Walker to intervene and slow down Wisconsin public utilities’ rush to dramatically shift a greater portion of a residential customer's monthly bill to a “fixed charge”...
10/6/2014
Wisconsin's Marriage Equality Success Today State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee), issued the following statement following the United State Supreme Court’s decision not to review the lower court rulings invalidating Wisconsin’s marriage equality ban.
9/24/2014
Carpenter Renews Call for Legislative Hearing on WE Energies "Fixed Rate" Increase Senator Carpenter called once again for a hearing in the legislature of public utilities’ plans to increase customer rates and dramatically shift a greater portion of a residential customer's monthly bill to a “fixed charge”.
8/26/2014
PSC Needs to Reject We Energies’ Ridiculous Rate Restructuring Today State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) called on the Public Service Commission to flatly reject We Energies’ proposed rate increase that includes increasing the “fixed charge” paid by residential consumers
8/20/2014
Allow Voters to Select: “None of the Above” Tim Carpenter today called for requiring ballots in Wisconsin to have a choice of “None of the above.”
8/12/2014
Voting for Best Candidate in Primaries Should Be Allowed State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) today called for changing the election laws to allow voters the chance to pick the best candidate for an office in a primary election, regardless of which political party the candidate belongs to.
7/28/2014
Senator Carpenter Named to “Law Enforcement Honor Roll” State Senator Tim Carpenter issued the following statement in response to being named to the “Law Enforcement Honor Roll” by the Wisconsin Professional Police Association for the 2013-2014 legislative session.
7/9/2014
Sen. Carpenter Slams Public Utilities’ Plans to Charge More for Using Less Energy Today State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) slammed efforts by Wisconsin’s public utilities to penalize residential consumers who work to lower their energy costs.
7/2/2014
Senator Carpenter Named "Conservation Champion" State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) issued the following statement in response to being named a Conservation Champion for the 2013-2014 legislative session by Wisconsin’s League of Conservation Voters.
6/9/2014
Statement on Federal Court Ruling on Marriage Equality in Wisconsin State Senator Carpenter released a statement on the Federal Court’s ruling which found that Wisconsin’s ban on marriage equality in the state violated equal protection under the federal constitution and fair treatment under the law.
6/6/2014
Bring Back the POW/MIA Remembrance Stamp as a Forever Stamp Today State Senator Tim Carpenter released a letter he sent to the United State Postmaster General, Patrick R. Donahoe, requesting that the USPS issue the POW/MIA flag as a Forever stamp.
4/22/2014
Wisconsin Should Ban Powdered Alcohol State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) announced that he will introduce a bill to ban the sale of powdered alcohol in Wisconsin. Known as “Palcohol,” the powder can be added to liquid, sprinkled on food, or snorted to add the buzz of a full cocktail.
4/18/2014
"Silver Alert" Becomes Law State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) hailed the signing into law a bill establishing a statewide Silver Alert program
4/14/2014
Senator Carpenter Completes 27 Town Hall Meetings in Last 100 Days “…It's always gratifying to see folks so interested in discussing civic affairs, and bringing to their senator their ideas and opinions about state government
4/10/2014
Senator Carpenter Holds “Senior Resources Town Hall” On Wednesday, April 9, 2014, Senator Carpenter held a “Senior Resources Town Hall” at Wilson Park Senior Center.
4/8/2014
Senator Carpenter Blasts DOT’s Decision to Send Milwaukee Jobs to Georgia Company Today State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) blasted the Department of Transportation’s decision to outsource Milwaukee jobs to Georgia to make the blue highway signs that direct motorists to gas stations and restaurants.
2/13/2014
Senator Carpenter Introduces Marriage Equality Legislation State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee), along with Senate and Assembly Democrats announced the introduction of legislation to remove our current constitutional ban on marriage equality.
1/16/2014
25% of Any Budget Surplus Tax Cuts State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) stated that if any tax cuts are to be considered in response to Wisconsin’s expected budget surplus, that 25% of such budget surpluses be directly applied to residential property tax relief.
1/9/2014
Senator Carpenter to Governor: Tell Senate Republicans to Lift Roadblock on Tougher Drunk Driving Bills State Senator Tim Carpenter sent a letter to Governor Scott Walker asking him to tell his Republican colleagues in the State Senate to lift their blockade of bills cracking down on drunken driving.
1/6/2014
Drunken Driving Reform: Stiffer Penalties and OWI Courts – We Can Do Both State Senator Carpenter released a statement in response to reports that Senate Majority Leader Fitzgerald won't bring up bills passed by the Assembly to crack down on drunken driving this session.
1/2/2014
Senator Carpenter Urges Senate Majority Leader to Bring Drunken Driving Bills for a Vote in the State Senate Today State Senator Tim Carpenter sent the following letter to Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald in response to reports he will not bring up bills passed by the Assembly to crack down on drunken driving this session.