Dave Hansen (Dem.), 30th Senate District
Born Green Bay, December 18, 1947; married; 3 children, 11 grandchildren. Graduate Green Bay West H.S.; B.S. UW-Green Bay 1971. Full-time legislator. Former teacher. Former truck driver for Green Bay Department of Public Works. Former Teamster’s Union steward. Former member: Brown Co. Human Services Bd. (chp.); N.E.W. Zoo Advisory Bd.; Brown Co. Education and Recreation Com. (chp.); Great Lakes Compact Commission. Brown Co. Bd. Supervisor 1996-2002.
Elected to Senate 2000; reelected since 2004. Assistant Minority Leader 2013, 2011, 2005, 2003; Majority Leader 2009 (eff. 12/15/10); Assistant Majority Leader 2011 (eff. 7/24/12); 2009, 2007. Biennial committee assignments: 2013 — Agriculture, Small Business and Tourism; Energy, Consumer Protection and Government Reform; Senate Organization (since 2003); Transportation, Public Safety, and Veterans and Military Affairs; Jt. Com. on Legislative Organization (since 2003); Jt. Survey Com. on Retirement Systems (co-chp. 2011, eff. 7/24/12). 2011 — Transportation, Infrastructure, Financial Institutions and Retirement Security (chp.); Job Creation, Energy & Utilities, and Rural Affairs (vice chp.); Agriculture, Forestry, and Higher Education; Energy, Biotechnology, and Consumer Protection; State and Federal Relations and Information Technology; Jt. Com. on Finance (eff. 7/24/12, 2009, vice co-chp. 2007). 2009 — Education (since 2005); Transportation, Tourism, Forestry, and Natural Resources; Jt. Leg. Coun. Spec. Com. on State-Tribal Relations; Claims Bd.; Transportation Projects Commission (also 2001); Women’s Council. 2007 — Commerce, Utilities and Rail; Transportation, Tourism and Insurance. 2005 — Agriculture and Insurance; Labor and Election Process Reform. 2003 — Jt. Legis. Audit (through 5/23/03); Agriculture, Financial Institutions and Insurance; Education, Ethics and Elections; Labor, Small Business Development and Consumer Affairs. 2001 — Labor and Agriculture (chp.); Jt. Com. for Review of Administrative Rules; Environmental Resources; Human Services and Aging; Universities, Housing, and Government Operations; Law Revision Committee; Unemployment Insurance Advisory Council (ex officio member).
Telephone: Office: (608) 266-5670; (866) 221-9395 (toll free); District: (920) 391-2000.
Voting address: 3489 Blackwolf Run, Green Bay 54311.
Mailing address: Office: Room 106 South, State Capitol, P.O. Box 7882, Madison 53707-7882.
Content referencing Dave Hansen
Announces endorsements from Pocan, Moore, and others from across WisconsinJul 12th, 2017 by Josh Kaul
Following insurance company threats to leave markets, legislation introduced to allow all Wisconsinites to purchase BadgerCare.Jul 5th, 2017 by Citizen Action of Wisconsin
Reveals Economic Wreckage Caused by Outsourcing During Walker and Johnson YearsAug 29th, 2016 by Citizen Action of Wisconsin
With one exception every UW school has seen a cut of at least $1.6 million dollars.Apr 25th, 2016 by Democratic Party of Wisconsin
On 6th Anniversary of Citizens United Ruling, Wisconsin Should Move Towards Real ReformJan 21st, 2016 by WISPIRG Foundation
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and his allies in the legislature have continued their staunch opposition to loan refinancing for borrowers in Wisconsin.Jan 19th, 2016 by Democratic Party of Wisconsin
“The lack of urgency by Gov. Walker’s administration and the Republican majority to address complaints of child abuse and assaults in our correctional facilities is appalling”Jan 6th, 2016 by State Sen. Jennifer Shilling
The proposal would commission a study on the best ways to offer a new path to saving for retirement for private sector workers.Dec 10th, 2015 by Wisconsin Coalition for Retirement Security
Badger Blueprint proposal seeks to boost retirement savingDec 10th, 2015 by State Sen. Jennifer Shilling
Democrats have put forward numerous proposals to reign in the WEDC, increase accountability and improve economic development.Nov 19th, 2015 by State Sen. Jennifer Shilling
Legislation would create new felonies for corporate welfare fraud and WEDC specific fraud hotlineNov 12th, 2015 by State Rep. Chris Taylor
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.Nov 3rd, 2015 by State Rep. Peter Barca
Report finds consumer exposure to drug costs vary widely by regionOct 8th, 2015 by Citizen Action of Wisconsin
Higher Ed, Lower Debt Bill will help lower interest rates and provide tax relief for 815,000 Wisconsin student loan borrowersOct 7th, 2015 by State Sen. Jennifer Shilling
End of longtime Federal Perkins Loan Program hurts Wisconsin studentsOct 6th, 2015 by State Rep. Dana Wachs
Over 2,900 Wisconsinites have signed a petition calling for the closure of the agency on Citizen Action of Wisconsin’s website.Sep 15th, 2015 by Citizen Action of Wisconsin
“Like so many people in Wisconsin, it appears that these hardworking law enforcement officers have been thrown under Gov. Walker’s campaign bus.”Aug 28th, 2015 by State Rep. Peter Barca
Bill Would Require Gov. Walker, Others Running for Federal Office to Report and Swiftly Reimburse Travel ExpensesAug 24th, 2015 by State Rep. Katrina Shankland
The bills are AB 340 in the Assembly and SB 211 in the Senate.Aug 11th, 2015 by Citizen Action of Wisconsin
On Tuesday Citizen Action of Wisconsin called on the Legislature to enact stronger accountability measures.Apr 29th, 2015 by Citizen Action of Wisconsin
State auditor had demanded millions in repayment from clinics offering birth control, but now backs off.Apr 16th, 2015 by Kate Golden
The introduction of the bill coincides with the upcoming National Equal Pay Day on April 14th.Apr 13th, 2015 by State Sen. Jennifer Shilling
State auditors say they are protecting taxpayers; birth control advocates say state has political agenda.Nov 3rd, 2014 by Kate Golden
Premium tax credits inject needed revenue into local economies. 1 job created for every 30 people signed up.Mar 20th, 2014 by Citizen Action of Wisconsin
At a media event Wednesday at the State Capitol, Citizen Action of Wisconsin, State Representative Mandela Barnes and State Senator Dave Hansen announced legislation banning employment discrimination against the long term unemployed.Jan 22nd, 2014 by Citizen Action of Wisconsin
State Sen. Dave Hansen, local residents waiting for healthcare coverage speak out.Feb 19th, 2013 by Citizen Action of Wisconsin