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12/21/2017
Senator Carpenter Applauds SeniorCare Waiver Extension A very welcomed Christmas present!
12/11/2017
Save Our SeniorCare In what is beginning to seem like an annual tradition, I am once again calling on Governor Walker and legislative republicans to pass my SeniorCare protection Act and ensure this program is continued for future seniors in Wisconsin.
12/6/2017
On Saint Nicholas Day Governor Walker Proves Himself a Grinch to Seniors State Senator Tim Carpenter, released the following statement regarding the SeniorCare prescription drug program.
11/20/2017
Jury Duty is a Civic Responsibility Although it has become a running misconception that jury duty is a tedious and inconvenient task, I believe it is a great opportunity to engage in our shared civic responsibility.
11/8/2017
Top 10 Reasons Wisconsin Got Conned State Senator Tim Carpenter introduced his list of the Top Ten Reasons Wisconsin got conned by Foxconn. In an ode to the famous David Letterman, the reasons are presented 10 to 1.
11/6/2017
WEDC — Seeing Contract Today, A Good First Step, Taxpayer Protection Still Top Priority. State Senator Tim Carpenter, released the following statement regarding the release of the Foxconn contract on Monday 11/6/17 at 11:11 AM, to the Board of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC).
11/1/2017
WEDC — Ripe For Reform Senator Carpenter is circulating legislation that would provide more transparency and accountability to the Board of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC).
10/23/2017
Foxconn Contract State Senator Tim Carpenter, is formally requesting to see the Foxconn contract before the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) gives away $3 billion in taxpayer dollars to Foxconn.
9/21/2017
Wrong Way Walker State Senator Tim Carpenter released the following statement regarding Governor Walker's abysmal failure to address Wisconsin's DOT Budget fiscal crisis.
9/14/2017
I Will Show Up For Work, Will They? State Senator Tim Carpenter released the following statement regarding the absurdly overdue republican state budget.
9/7/2017
Saving DACA is the Moral Thing to Do “I am proud that the United States of America is a great and diverse nation made up of immigrants from around the world and their descendants. Our country – and certainly the South Side of Milwaukee, where I have lived all my life – is richer for it.
8/23/2017
Carpenter Calls for Senate Public Hearing on Foxconn Legislation State Senator Tim Carpenter today issued the following statement regarding the necessity of a Senate public hearing regarding the proposed Foxconn deal.
8/21/2017
The Senate Must be The Grownups in the Room…Again. State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) has issued the following statement regarding the speed at which Governor Walker and Assembly Republicans have pushed the Foxconn deal.
7/28/2017
Wisconsin State Fair, Just a Week Away! One of my all-time favorite events is coming up – the opening of the Wisconsin State Fair! As a member of the State Fair Park Board, I am happy to remind folks that this year, the State Fair is from August 3 – 13th. This is the 166th year of the Wisconsin State Fair, come celebrate with 11 days of summer fun!
7/20/2017
Save Our SeniorCare! Almost three weeks late in passing the state budget, Republicans are locked behind closed doors in secret budget negotiations. One important issue they should be addressing is protecting Wisconsin’s very successful and popular Medicare Part D program SeniorCare.
6/29/2017
What’s Good for the Goose is Good for the Gander State Senator Tim Carpenter has introduced legislation that would require elected officials in Wisconsin to live under the same low coverage/high-cost health plans afforded by TrumpCare.
6/19/2017
It is Time for Fair Maps State Senator Tim Carpenter released the following statement regarding the Supreme Court announcing they will hear a challenge to Wisconsin’s legislative districts.
6/14/2017
Summerfest 50th Anniversary Honored By Legislature Today State Senator Tim Carpenter thanked his colleagues in the State Assembly for passing a resolution he authored honoring the 50th Anniversary this year of Milwaukee’s Summerfest music festival.
5/25/2017
Carpenter Introduces Bill to Stop State Legislature from Taking Local Control Away from Communities State Senator Tim Carpenter announced that he has re-introduced his bill to require a supermajority two-thirds vote of the legislature to pass bills overturning local government policies, ordinances, and regulations (SB 245).
5/23/2017
Bill Allows Recovery of Costs Incurred When Owner’s Pet is Injured State Senator Tim Carpenter announced that he has introduced a bill with bi-partisan support to help pet owners recover the costs they incur when someone else is liable for injury to their pets (SB 254).
5/12/2017
Republicans failure to pass broadband expansion bills for rural Wisconsin Senator Tim Carpenter issued a statement regarding the Republicans failure to pass broadband expansion bills for rural Wisconsin
5/4/2017
Response to President Trump’s Executive Order on Religious Liberty State Senator Tim Carpenter issued a statement in response to President Trump’s executive action today.
5/3/2017
Summerfest 50th Anniversary Honored By State Senate State Senator Tim Carpenter thanked his colleagues in the State Senate for passing a resolution he authored honoring the 50th Anniversary this year of Milwaukee’s Summerfest music festival.
4/27/2017
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.
4/4/2017
Stand Up For Clean Water? No Budget Hearing for You! Senator Tim Carpenter issued the following statement on the April 4th session of the State Senate, where a bill (SB 76) is being debated on the further reducing of environmental regulations protecting the precious fresh water in our state.
3/22/2017
Congressional Delegation: Stop Return of Donut Hole – Today, on the eve of the expected vote in the United States House of Representatives to repeal the Affordable Care Act, State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) sent a letter to the Wisconsin congressional delegation to let them know seniors in our state are worried sick about the affect this may have on their ability to afford the prescription drugs that they need.
3/1/2017
Should “the Pottery Barn Rule” Apply to Damage Caused by State Highway’s Lack of Repair? State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) introduced a bill that allows people to sue the State of Wisconsin for damages resulting from “an insufficiency or want of repairs of a state highway.”
2/28/2017
Delay Will Not Fix Governor Walker’s DOT Budget Crisis State Senator Tim Carpenter released the following statement calling on Governor Walker and Republican leadership to take ownership of the problems with our infrastructure and to take steps to fix it instead of kicking it down the road again into the next budget cycle
2/27/2017
Senator Carpenter Announces the Acceptance of Local Student to the 2017 Senate Scholar Program Today State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) announced that his
2/21/2017
Audit Committee Hearing Regarding DOT Highway Program State Senator Tim Carpenter released the following statement after attending the State Audit Committee hearing regarding the audit of the Department of Transportation’s State Highway Program.
2/20/2017
Powdered Alcohol Should be Regulated the Same as Liquid Alcohol State Senator Tim Carpenter announced that Rep. Debra Kolste and Sen. Carpenter have introduced legislation with bi-partisan support to expand the statutory definition of alcohol so that powdered alcohol can be regulated under Wisconsin’s existing alcohol statutes.
2/13/2017
Taking Action to Lower Prescription Drug Prices in Wisconsin State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) stated that he has introduced a bill with bi-partisan support to eliminate the state’s “minimum mark-up” on prescription drugs.
2/7/2017
Standing Together to Protect SeniorCare State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) released the following statement regarding protecting against any harm to SeniorCare in Governor Walker’s upcoming state budget
2/2/2017
DOT Crisis Needs Immediate Attention Today State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) issued the following statement regarding the ongoing transportation budget crisis.
1/27/2017
Keeping Guns Out of Criminal Felons’ Hands State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) announced that he has introduced a bill to make it harder for accomplices to get guns for criminal felons.
1/25/2017
Return of Bigger Medicare Part D ‘Donut Hole’ Today State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) warned that the gap in Medicare Part D coverage for prescriptions is in danger of increasing.
1/18/2017
SeniorCare Protection Act Introduced State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) introduced the SeniorCare Protection Act to ensure the continuation of this vital program.
1/3/2017
Grants Awarded To Milwaukee Non-Profits Helping Veterans Today State Senator Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee), after attending the presentation at the state capitol of grants to non-profit organizations whose purpose is to help veterans, issued the following statement.