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State Senate Scorecard


Legislator
HELD Act
AB 740
AB 741
AB 74
AB 744
Score

Janet Bewley
(D - Ashland)
HELD Act

AB 740

AB 741

AB 74X

AB 744

100%

Tim Carpenter
(D - Milwaukee)
HELD Act

AB 740

AB 741

AB 74X

AB 744

100%

Robert Cowles
(R - Green Bay)
HELD Act

AB 740

AB 741

AB 74X

AB 744

0%

Alberta Darling
(R - River Hills)
HELD Act

AB 740

AB 741

AB 74X

AB 744

0%

Jon Erpenbach
(D - Middleton)
HELD Act

AB 740

AB 741

AB 74X

AB 744

100%

Paul Farrow
(R - Pewaukee)
HELD Act

AB 740

AB 741

AB 74X

AB 744

0%

Scott Fitzgerald
(R - Juneau)
HELD Act

AB 740

AB 741

AB 74X

AB 744

0%

Rick Gudex
(R - Fond du Lac)
HELD Act

AB 740

AB 741

AB 74X

AB 744

0%

Dave Hansen
(D - Green Bay)
HELD Act

AB 740

AB 741

AB 74X

AB 744

100%

Nikiya Harris Dodd
(D - Milwaukee)
HELD Act

AB 740

AB 741

AB 74X

AB 744

100%

Sheila Harsdorf
(R - River Falls)
HELD Act

AB 740

AB 741

AB 74X

AB 744

0%

Chris Kapenga
(R - Delafield)
HELD Act

AB 740

AB 741

AB 74X

AB 744

50%

Chris Larson
(D - Milwaukee)
HELD Act

AB 740

AB 741

AB 74X

AB 744

100%

Frank Lasee
(R - De Pere)
HELD Act

AB 740

AB 741

AB 74X

AB 744

0%

Julie Lassa
(D - Stevens Point)
HELD Act

AB 740

AB 741

AB 74X

AB 744

100%

Mary Lazich
(R - New Berlin)
HELD Act

AB 740

AB 741

AB 74X

AB 744

0%

Devin LeMahieu
(R - Oostburg)
HELD Act

AB 740

AB 741

AB 74X

AB 744

0%

Howard Marklein
(R - Spring Green)
HELD Act

AB 740

AB 741

AB 74X

AB 744

0%

Mark Miller
(D - Monona)
HELD Act

AB 740

AB 741

AB 74X

AB 744

100%

Terry Moulton
(R - Chippewa Falls)
HELD Act

AB 740

AB 741

AB 74X

AB 744

0%

Stephen Nass
(R - Whitewater)
HELD Act

AB 740

AB 741

AB 74X

AB 744

0%

Luther Olsen
(R - Ripon)
HELD Act

AB 740

AB 741

AB 74X

AB 744

0%

Jerry Petrowski
(R - Marathon)
HELD Act

AB 740

AB 741

AB 74X

AB 744

0%

Janis Ringhand
(D - Evansville)
HELD Act

AB 740

AB 741

AB 74X

AB 744

100%

Fred Risser
(D - Madison)
HELD Act

AB 740

AB 741

AB 74X

AB 744

100%

Roger Roth
(R - Appleton)
HELD Act

AB 740

AB 741

AB 74X

AB 744

0%

Jennifer Shilling
(D - La Crosse)
HELD Act

AB 740

AB 741

AB 74X

AB 744

100%

Duey Stroebel
(R - Saukville)
HELD Act

AB 740

AB 741

AB 74X

AB 744

0%

Lena Taylor
(D - Milwaukee)
HELD Act

AB 740

AB 741

AB 74X

AB 744

100%

Thomas Tiffany
(R - Hazelhurst)
HELD Act

AB 740

AB 741

AB 74X

AB 744

0%

Kathleen Vinehout
(D - Alma)
HELD Act

AB 740

AB 741

AB 74X

AB 744

60%

Leah Vukmir
(R - Brookfield)
HELD Act

AB 740

AB 741

AB 74X

AB 744

0%

Van Wanggaard
(R - Racine)
HELD Act

AB 740

AB 741

AB 74X

AB 744

0%

Robert Wirch
(D - Kenosha)
HELD Act

AB 740

AB 741

AB 74X

AB 744

100%


State Assembly Scorecard


Legislator
HELD Act
AB 739
AB 740
AB 741
AB 742
AB 743
AB 744
Score

Scott Allen
(R - Waukesha)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

14%

Tyler August
(R - Lake Geneva)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Joan Ballweg
(R - Markesan)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Peter Barca
(D - Kenosha)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

100%

Mandela Barnes
(D - Milwaukee)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

100%

Terese Berceau
(D - Madison)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

100%

Kathy Bernier
(R - Chippewa Falls)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Jill Billings
(D - LaCrosse)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

100%

Mark Born
(R - Beaver Dam)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

David Bowen
(D - Milwaukee)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

100%

Janel Brandtjen
(R - Menomonee Falls)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

29%

Ed Brooks
(R - Reedsburg)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Robert Brooks
(R - Saukville)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

50%

Jonathan Brostoff
(D - Milwaukee)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

100%

Dave Considine
(D - Baraboo)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

100%

David Craig
(R - Big Bend)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

14%

Mary Czaja
(R - Irma)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Chris Danou
(D - Trempealeau)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

100%

Steve Doyle
(D - Onalaska)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

100%

Cindi Duchow
(R - Town of Delafield)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

James Edming
(R - Glen Flora)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Bob Gannon
(R - West Bend)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Eric Genrich
(D - Green Bay)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

100%

Evan Goyke
(D - Milwaukee)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

100%

David Heaton
(R - Wausau)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Gary Hebl
(D - Sun Prairie)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

100%

Dianne Hesselbein
(D - Middleton)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

100%

Gordon Hintz
(D - Oshkosh)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

100%

Cody Horlacher
(R - Mukwonago)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Rob Hutton
(R - Brookfield)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

14%

Andre Jacque
(R - DePere)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

43%

John Jagler
(R - Watertown)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Adam Jarchow
(R - Balsam Lake)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

14%

LaTonya Johnson
(D - Milwaukee)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

100%

Andy Jorgensen
(D - Milton)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

100%

Robb Kahl
(D - Monona)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

100%

Terry Katsma
(R - Oostburg)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Samantha Kerkman
(R - Salem)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Fred Kessler
(D - Milwaukee)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

100%

Joel Kitchens
(R - Sturgeon Bay)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Joel Kleefisch
(R - Oconomowoc)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Daniel Knodl
(R - Germantown)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Dean Knudson
(R - Hudson)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Debra Kolste
(D - Janesville)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

100%

Dale Kooyenga
(R - Brookfield)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Jesse Kremer
(R - Kewaskum)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Scott Krug
(R - Nekoosa)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Mike Kuglitsch
(R - New Berlin)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Bob Kulp
(R - Stratford)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Thomas Larson
(R - Colfax)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Amy Loudenbeck
(R - Clinton)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

John Macco
(R - Ledgeview)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Cory Mason
(D - Racine)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

100%

Beth Meyers
(D - Bayfield)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

100%

Nick Milroy
(D - South Range)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

100%

David Murphy
(R - Greenville)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Jeffrey Mursau
(R - Crivitz)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

John Murtha
(R - Baldwin)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Lee Nerison
(R - Westby)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Adam Neylon
(R - Pewaukee)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Todd Novak
(R - Dodgeville)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

John Nygren
(R - Marinette)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Tod Ohnstad
(D - Kenosha)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

100%

Alvin Ott
(R - Forest Junction)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Jim Ott
(R - Mequon)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Kevin Petersen
(R - Waupaca)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Warren Petryk
(R - Eleva)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Sondy Pope
(D - Mt. Horeb)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

100%

Romaine Quinn
(R - Rice Lake)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Daniel Riemer
(D - Milwaukee)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

100%

Keith Ripp
(R - Lodi)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Jessie Rodriguez
(R - Oak Creek)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Mike Rohrkaste
(R - Neenah)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Joe Sanfelippo
(R - New Berlin)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Melissa Sargent
(D - Madison)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

100%

Michael Schraa
(R - Oshkosh)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Katrina Shankland
(D - Stevens Point)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

100%

Christine Sinicki
(D - Milwaukee)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

100%

Ken Skowronski
(R - Franklin)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

John Spiros
(R - Marshfield)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Mark Spreitzer
(D - Beloit)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

100%

David Steffen
(R - Green Bay)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Jim Steineke
(R - Kaukauna)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Amanda Stuck
(D - Appleton)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

100%

Lisa Subeck
(D - Madison)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

100%

Rob Swearingen
(R - Rhinelander)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Gary Tauchen
(R - Bonduel)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Chris Taylor
(D - Madison)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

100%

Jeremy Thiesfeldt
(R - Fond du Lac)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Paul Tittl
(R - Manitowoc)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Travis Tranel
(R - Cuba City)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Nancy VanderMeer
(R - Tomah)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Tyler Vorpagel
(R - Plymouth)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Robin Vos
(R - Rochester)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Dana Wachs
(D - Eau Claire)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

100%

Tom Weatherston
(R - Caledonia)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

0%

Leon Young
(D - Milwaukee)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

100%

JoCasta Zamarripa
(D - Milwaukee)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

100%

Josh Zepnick
(D - Milwaukee)
HELD Act

AB 739

AB 740

AB 741

AB 742

AB 743

AB 744

100%


Scorecard Key

Supported student loan borrowers
Opposed student loan borrowers
Did not vote on this bill

Higher Ed, Lower Debt

The "Higher Ed, Lower Debt" bill would help Wisconsin borrowers to refinance their student loans, just like you can with a mortgage. The plan would also extend an existing state tax deduction to include student loan payments and provide additional information and loan counseling to borrowers.

2015 AB 739

This bill creates an individual income tax subtract modification, or deduction, for interest paid by a claimant on certain qualified education loans, to the extent that the claimant has not already deducted such interest from his federal taxes. Under federal law, a deduction for qualified education loan interest exists but the deduction is capped at $2,500 per year, and the maximum deduction amount is phased down to zero as the claimant's income rises to the annual income limit that is set under federal law.

2015 AB 740

This bill provides for additional funding for Wisconsin grants to technical college students. Under current law, the Higher Educational Aids Board (HEAB) administers the Wisconsin grants program, which provides grants to resident postsecondary students enrolled in institutions of higher education, including technical colleges. The bill provides additional funding for Wisconsin grants to technical college students by allowing the Technical College System Board (TCSB) to solicit contributions from technical college district boards to HEAB to provide funding for the grants. In addition, the bill allows the TCSB to transfer money from certain of its appropriations for the grants. The bill limits the total amount the TCSB may transfer in a fiscal year based on the amount of contributions by district boards in the fiscal year. Under that limit, the amount of contributions is subtracted from $1,000,000, and the transfers may not exceed the difference.The bill also provides additional general purpose revenue (GPR) for the grants to technical college students, but only if the TCSB makes transfers or district boards make contributions in a fiscal year. The bill provides GPR in a fiscal year in an amount equal to the sum of the transfers and contributions in the fiscal year, except that the GPR may not exceed $1,000,000.

2015 AB 741

This bill creates a program to award grants to address emergency financial needs of certain college students. Under the Act, a student is eligible for a grant if the following criteria are met: The student is enrolled in the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) or a twoyear University of Wisconsin (UW) college campus. The student’s expected family contribution, as determined by the federal Free Application for Federal Student Aid, is less than $5,000.

2015 AB 742

This bill requires the Department of Workforce Development, as part of its workforce training program, commonly referred to as the Fast Forward Program, to provide coordination between institutions of higher education and employers to increase the number of students who are placed with employers for internships and increases the authorized full-time equivalent positions for that department by 2.0 positions for that purpose.

2015 AB 743

This bill requires the Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System to make efforts to assist students in the system's two-year and and four-year schools in securing internships with businesses. The bill also requires the Board of Regents to create full-time equivalent positions to coordinate those efforts.

2015 AB 744

This bill requires any institution of higher education in this state that offers an associate degree or higher (institution) to annually provide a letter to each student that contains certain information, including all of the following: 1) information about each of the student's student loans, including the total amount of debt accrued under the loan, the loan's interest rate, the estimated future monthly payment under the loan, and the total projected cost of the loan; 2) the estimated total cost of attendance at the institution for the academic year, including actual or estimated costs of tuition, fees, and room and board; and 3) the cumulative amount of state, federal, and institutional grants that the student receives. This letter must be provided to the student at the beginning of the academic year. The bill also requires the institution to provide to students information on financial literacy within the student's first semester of enrollment.