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11/17/2015
Carpenter Honored to be Named MADD 2015 Legislator of the Year Senator Tim Carpenter stated that he was humbled to hear that Mothers Against Drunk Driving had honored him with their 2015 Legislator of the Year Award.
11/17/2015
United States Navy’s USS Milwaukee Arrives in Namesake City Senator Carpenter thanked his colleagues in the Assembly for passing a resolution he authored commemorating the commissioning of the United States Navy’s USS Milwaukee into active service (SJR 59). The Senate passed the resolution last month.
10/20/2015
Resolution Re Commissioning of Navy’s USS Milwaukee Passes Senate Senator Tim Carpenter thanked his senate colleagues for passing a resolution he authored commemorating the commissioning of the United States Navy’s USS Milwaukee into active service (SJR 59).
10/9/2015
Senator Carpenter: The CBS Interview Senator Tim Carpenter shared that he was interviewed on CBS This Morning show for a segment entitled, “The DUI Divide: Wisconsin’s DUI divide lets first-time offenders off the hook”
9/16/2015
Resolution Welcoming Pope Francis to United States Passes Senate State Senator Carpenter thanked his senate colleagues for passing a resolution he authored honoring Pope Francis and welcoming him to his visit to United States this month.
8/21/2015
Bill to Protect Domestic Abuse Victims Closer to Becoming Law Senator Tim Carpenter thanked his colleagues on the Assembly Judiciary Committee for unanimously passing a bill (AB 141) to allow restraining orders to include victim’s pets.
7/21/2015
Residency Rules Reinstated! Senator Carpenter released this statement regarding a Wisconsin Court of Appeals’ ruling that the state violated the WI Constitution’s home rule provisions in its repeal of Milwaukee’s residency requirement for city employees.
7/15/2015
Why I Voted No on Arena Deal Today State Senator Tim Carpenter released the following statement regarding his vote against the proposed financing for a new Buck’s Arena.
7/9/2015
Sen. Carpenter Calls for Milwaukee Area Business Contribution to Bucks Arena State Senator Tim Carpenter issued the following statement on the need for local business investment in the plan for a new Bucks arena.
7/7/2015
Senator Carpenter to Take Action Tuesday Morning re Arena Today State Senator Tim Carpenter revealed that he will take action Tuesday morning to add a surcharge to tickets sold for events at a new Bucks arena, as well as removing the sales tax exemption for luxury boxes at the arena.
7/6/2015
Republican Leadership Ignores Arena Reality State Senator Tim Carpenter released the following statement regarding today’s Bucks arena informational hearing and executive session by the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee.
7/6/2015
Statement of Sen. Carpenter Regarding First Responder Shot in Milwaukee Today State Senator Tim Carpenter issued the following statement in response to the news that a Milwaukee firefighter was shot overnight Sunday while he and other firefighters tended to a patient who had trouble breathing.
7/1/2015
Arena out of the Budget? State Senator Tim Carpenter responded to reports that Senate Republicans want to remove the Buck’s arena out of the biennial state budget.
7/1/2015
Bucks Arena Proposal Flawed State Senator Tim Carpenter responded to today’s report that the governor's budget proposal for a new Bucks arena will be taken up as separate legislation in the state senate as early as next week.
7/1/2015
St. Josaphat Signage Bill Signed by Governor State Senator Tim Carpenter joined the St. Josaphat Basilica Foundation in thanking Governor Scott Walker for signing into law to a bill to add signs on I-94 directing visitors to the St. Josaphat Basilica.
6/30/2015
Voting for Best Candidate in Primaries Should Be Allowed State Senator Tim Carpenter today introduced a bill to change 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.
6/26/2015
Finally Marriage Equality State Senator Tim Carpenter, issued the following statement following the United State Supreme Court’s decision on marriage equality.
6/18/2015
Don't Cut Local Road Aids Funding State Senator Tim Carpenter blasted legislative Republican leaders for suggesting that the Department of Transportation save money in the state budget by cutting local road aids.
6/17/2015
Bucks Arena Plan – What Did We Just Vote on Today? State Senator Tim Carpenter announced that he has voted against tax exemptions for the governor’s proposal for a new Bucks arena.
6/3/2015
Carpenter Repeats Call for Transportation Budget Vote Separate from the General State Budget Senator Tim Carpenter today repeated his call for the legislature to have a vote on the transportation budget separate from the vote on the general state budget.
6/3/2015
Laurel & Hardy Would Recognize This Bad “Big Business” State Budget Deal State Senator Tim Carpenter released the following statement in response to the Joint Finance Committee’s "another fine mess" they've gotten themselves into with the current state budget.
5/22/2015
Statement on Passing of Alderman Joe Dudzik State Senator Tim Carpenter released the following statement on the passing of Milwaukee Alderman Joe Dudzik.
5/6/2015
Senate Unanimously Passes Bill to Protect Domestic Abuse Victims Sen. Carpenter and Rep. Jacque thanked their colleagues in the senate for passing a bill that will help victims of domestic violence by taking away leverage that the perpetrators can hold over a victim by threatening harm to a victim’s pet.
4/22/2015
Sticking It to Milwaukee Again? Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) issued the following statement regarding calls for local taxpayer “contributions” for proposals for financing a new Buck’s Arena
4/20/2015
Public Hearing in Downtown Milwaukee on Arena Deal Needed State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) sent the following request to Senate Majority leader Scott Fitzgerald asking that any proposed deal for a new Bucks Arena Project be given a public hearing in downtown Milwaukee.
4/10/2015
Walker Must Repay Taxpayers for Political Junkets by April 15th Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) called on Governor Scott Walker to repay the taxpayers for his “political junkets” around the country and around the globe by April 15, 2015, the day by which Wisconsin taxpayers must file their tax returns.
3/26/2015
Bi-Partisan Bill Introduced to Help Protect Domestic Abuse Victims Senator Tim Carpenter announced that he has introduced a bill with strong bi-partisan support that will help victims of domestic violence by taking away leverage that the perpetrators can hold over a victim by threatening harm to a victim’s pet.
3/12/2015
Federal Ruling Gives Urgency for Wisconsin to Ban Powdered Alcohol Senator Carpenter announced that yesterday’s federal ruling allowing the sale of powdered alcohol – unless states ban it – gives urgency to quickly pass his bill to outlaw the sale of powdered alcohol in this state (Senate Bill 10).
2/17/2015
Wisconsin’s Presidential Primary Should be on February 16, 2016 State Senator Tim Carpenter announced that he will be introducing a bill to move up the date of Wisconsin’s presidential primary election to the third Tuesday of February.
2/13/2015
Gov. Walker’s Cuts & Changes to SeniorCare Must Be Reversed State Senator Tim Carpenter issued the following statement opposing Governor Walker’ proposal to cut $15 million from SeniorCare, and to move SeniorCare enrollees onto Medicare Part D.
2/10/2015
Senator Carpenter Welcomes News of Pope Francis Visit to United States Today State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) issued the following statement in response to the news that Pope Francis will be visiting The United States in September of 2015 and addressing a joint session of the United States Congress.
1/27/2015
Remembering the 70th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement marking today’s 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the most notorious of the Nazi extermination camps.
1/26/2015
Wisconsin Should Ban Powdered Alcohol Senator Carpenter announced that he has introduced 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 otherwise ingested to add the buzz of a full cocktail.