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Dana Wachs

Dana Wachs (Dem.), 91st Assembly District

Born Eau Claire, August 25, 1957; married; 3 children. Graduate Memorial H.S. (Eau Claire) 1975; attended UW-Eau Claire 1975-76; B.S. Marquette U. 1981; J.D. Valparaiso U. 1985. Attorney. Member: American Bar Assn.; Wis. State Bar; Eau Claire County Bar Assn; Wis. Assn. of Justice; Rotary; Chippewa Valley Jazz Orchestra (bd. mbr.); Wis. Farmers Union; Muskies, Inc. Eau Claire City Council 2009-12 — Eau Claire City County Bd. of Health, Eau Claire Transit Comn., Eau Claire Affirmative Action Com., Eau Claire Parks and Waterways Com., L.E. Phillips Memorial Library (bd. mbr.), Eau Claire Economic Policy Adv. Com.

Elected to Assembly 2012. Biennial committee assignments: 2013 — Colleges and Universities; Constitution and Ethics; Judiciary; Workforce Development.

Telephone: Office: (608) 266-7461; (888) 534-0091 (toll free); District (715) 552-1439.
E-mail: Rep.Wachs@legis.wisconsin.gov
Voting address: Eau Claire 54701.
Mailing address: Office: Room 302 North, State Capitol, P.O. Box 8953, Madison 53708.

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Dana Wachs Announces Opposition to Foxconn Package
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Dana Wachs Announces Opposition to Foxconn Package

"A bad deal for Wisconsin"

Building Commission Approves Projects
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Building Commission Approves Projects

The Building Commission is chaired by Governor Walker.

Campaign Cash: How Much Do DOJ Civil Suits Cost?
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How Much Do DOJ Civil Suits Cost?

Bill requires state AG to disclose cost of many suits against federal government.

Dana Wachs Announces Candidacy for Governor of Wisconsin
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Dana Wachs Announces Candidacy for Governor of Wisconsin

Western Wisconsin lawyer, fighting the rigged system for Wisconsin workers

Building Commission Approves Projects
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Building Commission Approves Projects

Including the Lubar Center for Entrepreneurship on the campus of UW-Milwaukee.

“Save Our Deer” Proposal Gains Support
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“Save Our Deer” Proposal Gains Support

"This is about ensuring the health of our deer herd and the future of hunting in Wisconsin."

Rep. Wachs Comments on “Wisconsin Campus Free Speech Act”
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Rep. Wachs Comments on “Wisconsin Campus Free Speech Act”

This legislation uses draconian sanctions to try to strong-arm students into staying silent.

The State of Politics: Bill Would End “Revolving Door” Lobbyists
The State of Politics

Bill Would End “Revolving Door” Lobbyists

Would require one-year wait for ex-legislators and legislative aides to become lobbyists.

Campaign Cash: Bill Reveals School Voucher Costs
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Bill Reveals School Voucher Costs

Democratic bill says property tax bills must show cost to local school district.

Building Commission Approves Capital Budget
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Building Commission Approves Capital Budget

Governor Walker’s Capital Budget recommended $803 million in total projects.

Building Budget Slams Universities
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Building Budget Slams Universities

Wachs: Delays will further damage Wisconsin’s economy

Rep. Wachs Comments on Significant Delays in Capital Budget
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Rep. Wachs Comments on Significant Delays in Capital Budget

"This style of delayed budgeting isn’t fiscally or structurally sound."

Building Commission Approves Projects
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Building Commission Approves Projects

"I would like to thank the members of the Building Commission for taking action on these projects..."

Rep. Wachs Statement on Introduction of 2017-2019 Budget
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Rep. Wachs Statement on Introduction of 2017-2019 Budget

"My Democratic colleagues and I have consistently pushed for greater investment in K-12 schools, universities, and technical colleges"

Opposition to Health Care Repeal Building Across Wisconsin
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Opposition to Health Care Repeal Building Across Wisconsin

Turnout was large in all the rallies.

Campaign Cash: Sand Mining Project Targets Wetlands
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Sand Mining Project Targets Wetlands

Meteor Timber donates $23,000 to state politicians, wants to destroy 17 acres of forested wetlands.

The State of Politics: 11 Predictions for 2017 Politics
The State of Politics

11 Predictions for 2017 Politics

Scott Fitzgerald gets Trump appointment, redistricting is upheld and more.

Wachs Responds to Yet Another Republican Attack on UW-Madison
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Wachs Responds to Yet Another Republican Attack on UW-Madison

“...Republicans only seem to care about the University of Wisconsin when they are offended by what is being taught, and not when it comes to properly funding our UW System to compete in today’s economy.”

The State of Politics: Final Notes From The Campaign-Trail
The State of Politics

Final Notes From The Campaign-Trail

After 210 interviews with candidates, some observations on a crazy election.

Op-Ed: Assembly Dems Point Way to Reform
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Assembly Dems Point Way to Reform

Their Clean Elections Act seeks to fix broken campaign finance law.

State Representative Dana Wachs Statement on Ivanka Trump’s Wisconsin Visit
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State Representative Dana Wachs Statement on Ivanka Trump’s Wisconsin Visit

"No matter who Donald Trump sends to Wisconsin to argue his case, his record speaks for itself," said Rep. Wachs.

Op-Ed: Walker’s Pay to Play Revealed
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Walker’s Pay to Play Revealed

Why the D.A. should investigate deals made by the governor.

Statements from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Delegates on Hillary Clinton Accepting the Democratic Nomination for President
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Statements from Democratic Party of Wisconsin Delegates on Hillary Clinton Accepting the Democratic Nomination for President

"Hillary Clinton will lead the charge from the White House to win social, economic and racial justice for all working families from and we are with her," said Peter Rickman, Bernie Sanders Delegate

Rep. Wachs Statement on Kelly Supreme Court Appointment
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Rep. Wachs Statement on Kelly Supreme Court Appointment

“To say that I’m disappointed in Governor Walker’s appointment of Dan Kelly would be an understatement.”

Rep. Wachs Calls for Hearings on UW System Cuts
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Rep. Wachs Calls for Hearings on UW System Cuts

"We simply cannot sustain the continued attack on higher education in Wisconsin."

Rep. Wachs to GOP U.S. Senators: Do Your Job!
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Rep. Wachs to GOP U.S. Senators: Do Your Job!

"Those who have sworn to uphold the Constitution are mandated to hold hearings and take action on the President's selection."

Rep. Wachs Statement on Justice Bradley
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Rep. Wachs Statement on Justice Bradley

“Like so many Wisconsinites, I am frankly disgusted at the comments made by Justice Bradley.”

Rep. Wachs Urges U.S. Senator Ron Johnson to Call for Supreme Court Hearings
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Rep. Wachs Urges U.S. Senator Ron Johnson to Call for Supreme Court Hearings

"Over the past 30 years, the longest confirmation process took 99 days."

Rep. Wachs Votes for Meaningful Relief for College Students, Loan Borrowers
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Rep. Wachs Votes for Meaningful Relief for College Students, Loan Borrowers

Republicans reject several Democratic alternatives, offer nothing more than election-year Band-Aids

Reps. Shankland, Wachs Introduce Legislation to Increase Higher Ed Financial Aid
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Reps. Shankland, Wachs Introduce Legislation to Increase Higher Ed Financial Aid

Over 36,000 UW & Tech College students denied aid in 2014-15 due to lack of state funding

Rep. Wachs Announces Bipartisan Support for “Revolving Door” Bill
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Rep. Wachs Announces Bipartisan Support for “Revolving Door” Bill

This is a similar proposal to one that was introduced by Rep. Wachs during the previous legislative session.

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

GOP Cuts to UW System Hurt Wisconsin Students
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GOP Cuts to UW System Hurt Wisconsin Students

Board of Regents approves UW-Madison request to lift nonresident cap

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

Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters Announces Endorsements
Redistricting reform the antidote to Republican extremism
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Redistricting reform the antidote to Republican extremism

Assembly Democratic freshmen urge support for non-partisan redistricting reform as fall session ends

How to Reelect Freshmen Legislators

How to Reelect Freshmen Legislators

Party leaders let them sponsor high-profile bills likely to win votes.

How Former Lawmakers Cash In

How Former Lawmakers Cash In

16 ex-lawmakers -- including former Assembly speakers and Senate majority leaders -- make big money lobbying the legislature.

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.