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Cory Mason

Cory Mason (Dem.), 66th Assembly District

Born Racine, January 25, 1973; married; 2 daughters, 1 son. Graduate Case H.S. (Racine); B.A. in philosophy UW-Madison. Full-time legislator. Member: River Alliance of Wis. (fmr. bd. mbr.); UW Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention (fmr. bd. mbr.); League of Conservation Voters; Racine Heritage Museum; Root River Council; Wild Root Co-op; I-94 Labor Development Com. (fmr. co-chp.). Former member: Wis. Coastal Management Bd.; Racine Rotary West. Redevelopment Authority of Racine 2005-11 (commissioner).

Elected to Assembly 2006; reelected since 2008. Biennial committee assignments: 2015 — Environment and Forestry (ranking min. mbr.); Labor; Tourism; Jt. Legis. Council (ranking min. mbr., mbr. 2013); Jt. Survey Com. on Retirement Systems (ranking min. mbr.). 2013 — Jt. Com. on Finance (ranking min. mbr, also 2011 eff. 1/12/12, mbr. 2009). 2011 — Jobs, Economy and Small Business; Natural Resources (ranking min. mbr., mbr. since 2007); Tourism, Recreation and State Properties; Legis. Coun. Spec. Com. on Infant Mortality. 2009 — Jt. Com. on Information Policy and Technology; Spec. Com. on Clean Energy Jobs; UW Hospitals and Clinics Authority Board; Groundwater Work Group. 2007 — Education; Jobs and the Economy.

Telephone: Office: (608) 266-0634; (888) 534-0066 (toll free).
Voting address: 1948 Michigan Boulevard, Racine 53402.
Mailing address: Office: Room 6 North, State Capitol, P.O. Box 8953, Madison 53708.

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Eyes on Milwaukee: Foxconn Loves Wisconsin, Walker
Eyes on Milwaukee

Foxconn Loves Wisconsin, Walker

Gou says governor is top reason Foxconn coming. Abele has county site in play.

Student loan borrowers lose federal protections
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Student loan borrowers lose federal protections

Democrats call on Attorney General to defend student loan borrowers

Op-Ed: State Should Lead on Student Loan Debt
Op-Ed

State Should Lead on Student Loan Debt

Legislation would allow students to refinance debt, but Republicans side with Wall Street banks.

Conservation Scorecard Shows Record Attacks on Water, Air, and Land
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Conservation Scorecard Shows Record Attacks on Water, Air, and Land

Conservation Scorecard 2015-2016 Released

Scott Walker and Republican Leader’s Failing Grades on Funding the UW-System
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Scott Walker and Republican Leader’s Failing Grades on Funding the UW-System

With one exception every UW school has seen a cut of at least $1.6 million dollars.

Rep. Mason to Sen. Johnson: Hold Hearings, Vote on Judge Merrick Garland
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Rep. Mason to Sen. Johnson: Hold Hearings, Vote on Judge Merrick Garland

Thirty-five legislators join call for Senator Ron Johnson to Do His Constitutional Duty

Death by a Thousand Straws (AB 874)
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Death by a Thousand Straws (AB 874)

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters' Statement

Murphy’s Law: Wisconsin Student Debt Is Soaring
Murphy’s Law

Wisconsin Student Debt Is Soaring

It rose 74% in 10 years, faster than all but six states. What is Walker's solution?

Minnesota Launches Student Loan Refinancing Program
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Minnesota Launches Student Loan Refinancing Program

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and his allies in the legislature have continued their staunch opposition to loan refinancing for borrowers in Wisconsin.

Walker Plan Fails to Provide Real Relief on Student Debt
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Walker Plan Fails to Provide Real Relief on Student Debt

“Wisconsin’s economy would clearly do better if we had a real policy solution to student loan debt and the governor’s plan isn’t it.”

Dems rebuffed by Gov. Walker on student loan debt
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Dems rebuffed by Gov. Walker on student loan debt

Governor refuses bipartisan effort on student loan refinancing

Assembly Democrats Urge Gov. Walker to Veto Assembly Bill 387 and Assembly Bill 388
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Assembly Democrats Urge Gov. Walker to Veto Assembly Bill 387 and Assembly Bill 388

Bills Will Have a Devastating Impact on Wisconsin’s Tradition of Clean, Open and Transparent Government

Democrats Vote for Student Debt Relief While Republicans Waste Millions to Create New Problems in Safety Net
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Democrats Vote for Student Debt Relief While Republicans Waste Millions to Create New Problems in Safety Net

Assembly Democrats voted in favor of the “Higher Ed, Lower Debt” bill, which will provide significant assistance to the more than one million Wisconsin residents burdened with student loan debt.

Democrats drive effort on student loan debt relief
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Democrats drive effort on student loan debt relief

Higher Ed, Lower Debt Bill will help lower interest rates and provide tax relief for 815,000 Wisconsin student loan borrowers

Rep. Wachs Calls for State Action on Student Loans
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Rep. Wachs Calls for State Action on Student Loans

End of longtime Federal Perkins Loan Program hurts Wisconsin students

Democrats propose student loan debt relief
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Democrats propose student loan debt relief

“We need to start finding ways to slow the growth of student loan debt in our state.”

Democrats Lay Out Next Steps on “Right to Work” Bill
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Democrats Lay Out Next Steps on “Right to Work” Bill

Bill will drive down wages, hurt Wisconsin’s middle class

Democrats Call for Opportunity to Amend Divisive “Right to Work” Bill in Assembly Labor Committee
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Democrats Call for Opportunity to Amend Divisive “Right to Work” Bill in Assembly Labor Committee

Public testimony shows the need to amend a bill that will drive down wages, hurt Wisconsin’s middle class

Assembly Labor Committee Democrats Lay Out Their Expectations for “Right to Work” Public Hearing
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Assembly Labor Committee Democrats Lay Out Their Expectations for “Right to Work” Public Hearing

Representatives Sinicki, Mason and Ohnstad Urge for Maximum Public Input on Incredibly Damaging Bill

Rep. Barca Statement on Unemployment Insurance Audit
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Rep. Barca Statement on Unemployment Insurance Audit

The audit found that nearly 1.7 million phone calls to the unemployment call center were blocked over the year.

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters Announces Endorsements
The State of Politics: Unopposed Legislators Still Love Campaign Cash
The State of Politics

Unopposed Legislators Still Love Campaign Cash

Retiring and unopposed legislators are sitting on $1.2 million in donations.

Citizen Action Alarmed by Gov. Walker’s Support of Poverty Wage Agencies
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Citizen Action Alarmed by Gov. Walker’s Support of Poverty Wage Agencies

Governor Walker's support of less-than-minimum-wage industries reveals shocking disregard for fair pay

UW-Milwaukee Students Graduate with the Most Debt

UW-Milwaukee Students Graduate with the Most Debt

Study finds UW-Milwaukee students graduate owing 19% more than average students in UW System.

Choice Schools Leave Disabled Students Behind?

Choice Schools Leave Disabled Students Behind?

As voucher schools expand to more cities, critics complain they don't serve disabled students.

The GOP’s Young Guns

The GOP’s Young Guns

Some of the newest Assembly Republicans, including four accountants, dictated the final budget.

GOP wraps up budget panel work spending money taken from school kids on tax break for the rich
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GOP wraps up budget panel work spending money taken from school kids on tax break for the rich

Press Release from Rep. Barca, Rep. Mason, and Rep. Ricards.

Important information from Alderman Michael J. Murphy
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Important information from Alderman Michael J. Murphy

The City of Milwaukee needs your help with an issue that's of critical importance to our future.

Important information from Alderman Jim Bohl
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Important information from Alderman Jim Bohl

The City of Milwaukee needs your help with an issue that's of critical importance to our future.

Important information from Alderman Joe Dudzik
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Important information from Alderman Joe Dudzik

Dear residents, The City of Milwaukee needs your help with an issue that’s of critical importance to our future. Since 1938, Milwaukee has required all city employees to live within its municipal boundaries. The residency requirement has helped maintain a strong middle class in our neighborhoods, bolstered property values and ensured that municipal employees live […]

Important information from Alderman Nik Kovac
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Important information from Alderman Nik Kovac

The City of Milwaukee needs your help with an issue that's of critical importance to our future.

Important Information from Alderman Willie C. Wade
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Important Information from Alderman Willie C. Wade

The City of Milwaukee needs your help with an issue that's of critical importance to our future.

First budget day showcases a Tale of Two Budgets
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First budget day showcases a Tale of Two Budgets

Democratic JFC members note the Walker budget repeats the mistakes of the last budget that left Wisconsin 44th in the nation in job creation.

Murphy’s Law: Wisconsin a Tax Heaven for Businesses
Murphy’s Law

Wisconsin a Tax Heaven for Businesses

The evidence suggests taxes are low on businesses, and have been for many years.

Rep. Barca announces Democratic committee assignments for upcoming legislative session
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Rep. Barca announces Democratic committee assignments for upcoming legislative session

Today Assembly Democratic Leader Peter Barca (D-Kenosha) announced the Assembly Democratic members of the standing and joint committees for the 2013-2014 legislative session.

Murphy’s Law: The Eternal Stadium Tax
Murphy’s Law

The Eternal Stadium Tax

It was originally supposed to end two years ago, but the Miller Park sales tax just goes on and on.

KRM and RTA Update

KRM and RTA Update

The Wisconsin state budget is now at a point where it will go to a conference committee after the Senate approved their version of the budget yesterday. The conference committee will reconcile the difference between the Assembly and Senate versions, and send the budget off to Governor Doyle. Doyle will then use his line-item veto power on certain language he doesn't like, and Wisconsin have a budget.

Make a Difference, Help the RTA

Make a Difference, Help the RTA

The Regional Transit Authority, a solution to Milwaukee’s transit woes that we’ve advocated before, is coming down to the wire in the halls of the state capitol.  For the plan to move forward it needs to be included in the state budget, and for that to happen it needs to be approved by the Joint […]