2015-2016 Legislative Session in Review

The 102nd Session of the Wisconsin State Legislature has effectively ended. There will be no further action taken on legislation pending before the State Senate or State Assembly this year.

Here is a brief summary of our advocacy efforts on behalf of WIB members during this past session.

If you have further questions or need additional information, please contact our Legislative Director, Brian Dake at 1-800-362-9644 or via email at bdake@wibiz.org.

GAB Certifies Candidates for Fall Elections

Wisconsin voters will have plenty of candidates to choose from when they cast their ballots in the August 9 Partisan Primary election and\or the November 8 General Election.

State offices up for election include Wisconsin State Senators from even-numbered Districts (16) and all members (99) of the Wisconsin State Assembly. Federal offices on the ballot are President and Vice President, one U.S. Senator and all of Wisconsin’s Representatives (8) to the United States House of Representatives.

The Wisconsin Government Accountability Board (GAB) has certified the list of candidates who will appear on the ballot for the August 9 Partisan Primary election. The primary winners and third-party candidates will appear on the ballot for the November 8 General Election.

There will be contested races for all federal offices on the ballot. At the state level, 10 of the 16 seats up for election to the Wisconsin State Senate will be contested; and 62 of the 99 seats up for election to the Wisconsin State Assembly will be contested.

Sample ballots for all Wisconsin voters will soon be available at the GAB-sponsored voter information website – My Vote Wisconsin.

DWD Publishes Fact Sheet on New Federal Overtime Regulations

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD) has published a fact sheet to assist Wisconsin employers in understanding how the changes to existing federal overtime regulations may affect them.

We encourage members to review this comprehensive document.

We sincerely hope you find this e-publication to be a valuable member service. Let us know what you think and how we can make it better by contacting the editor, Brian Dake, at bdake@wibiz.org.


John Gard
Wisconsin Independent Businesses