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Dave Hansen

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.
E-mail: Sen.Hansen@legis.wisconsin.gov
Voting address: 3489 Blackwolf Run, Green Bay 54311.
Mailing address: Office: Room 106 South, State Capitol, P.O. Box 7882, Madison 53707-7882.

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Legislators Unveil Proposals on Equal Pay
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Legislators Unveil Proposals on Equal Pay

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Campaign Cash: Referendums Voted Against Citizens United
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Referendums Voted Against Citizens United

105 communities with 48% of state’s voters have now voted to overturn Supreme Court decision.

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Department of Corrections estimates minimum cost of get-tough bill.

Campaign Cash: Bill Targets Business Grantees
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Bill Targets Business Grantees

Bipartisan bill fines or jails businesses who cheat state on WEDC grants.

Dems Look to Solve Gerrymandering

Dems Look to Solve Gerrymandering

Federal court struck down state's legislative districts. Hansen offers solution.

At The Top of Their Class
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At The Top of Their Class

Senate Democrats receive highest honors on Student Loan Scorecard.

Wisconsin Manufacturing Wages Declining
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Wisconsin Manufacturing Wages Declining

Manufacturing Wages in Milwaukee Area Decline $1,037

At Least 11,331 Wisconsin Jobs Outsourced Overseas Over the Last Five Years
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At Least 11,331 Wisconsin Jobs Outsourced Overseas Over the Last Five Years

Reveals Economic Wreckage Caused by Outsourcing During Walker and Johnson Years

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

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

Op-Ed: Action Needed on Student Loan Debt
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Action Needed on Student Loan Debt

Democratic plan lets college grads refinance debt and lower debt, as with mortgages.

Tainted Water: Bacteria Taints State’s Drinking Water
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Bacteria Taints State’s Drinking Water

169,00 households served by private wells that tested positive for coliform bacteria.

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.

“Public Telling” Highlights Opposition, Solutions to Big Money Dominance in Elections
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“Public Telling” Highlights Opposition, Solutions to Big Money Dominance in Elections

On 6th Anniversary of Citizens United Ruling, Wisconsin Should Move Towards Real Reform

Murphy’s Law: Wisconsin Student Debt Is Soaring
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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.

Republican agenda features familiar ideas
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Republican agenda features familiar ideas

Dem proposals on school funding, broadband and student loan debt gain support

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

Democrats propose Corrections Reform measures to improve public safety
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Democrats propose Corrections Reform measures to improve public safety

“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”

Weekly Happy Hour: Foundation Bar Becomes Cheap Tropical Isle
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Foundation Bar Becomes Cheap Tropical Isle

Tiki Bar has $3 draft beers and rail drinks but you might prefer splurging on tropical cocktails.

Wisconsin Coalition for Retirement Security Statement on Private Sector Retirement Bill
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Wisconsin Coalition for Retirement Security Statement on Private Sector Retirement Bill

The proposal would commission a study on the best ways to offer a new path to saving for retirement for private sector workers.

Workers hopeful as Dem bill to improve retirement security advances
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Workers hopeful as Dem bill to improve retirement security advances

Badger Blueprint proposal seeks to boost retirement saving

Republican WEDC illegally gave out $21 million in taxpayer dollars
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Republican WEDC illegally gave out $21 million in taxpayer dollars

Democrats have put forward numerous proposals to reign in the WEDC, increase accountability and improve economic development.

Hansen, Shankland and Taylor to Introduce WEDC Anti-Corporate Fraud Legislation
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Hansen, Shankland and Taylor to Introduce WEDC Anti-Corporate Fraud Legislation

Legislation would create new felonies for corporate welfare fraud and WEDC specific fraud hotline

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.

Op-Ed: GAB Head Refutes Republican Attacks
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GAB Head Refutes Republican Attacks

Point by point, he refutes lead attacker, GOP state Sen. Leah Vukmir.

Prescription Drug Deductibles Vary from $400 to $2,500 between Wisconsin Cities
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Prescription Drug Deductibles Vary from $400 to $2,500 between Wisconsin Cities

Report finds consumer exposure to drug costs vary widely by region

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

Citizen Action Applauds Proposal to Scrap Walker’s Discredited Jobs Agency
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Citizen Action Applauds Proposal to Scrap Walker’s Discredited Jobs Agency

Over 2,900 Wisconsinites have signed a petition calling for the closure of the agency on Citizen Action of Wisconsin’s website.

Rep. Barca Statement on Dignitary Protection Unit Overtime Ruling
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Rep. Barca Statement on Dignitary Protection Unit Overtime Ruling

“Like so many people in Wisconsin, it appears that these hardworking law enforcement officers have been thrown under Gov. Walker’s campaign bus.”

Rep. Shankland, Sen. Hansen Unveil Proposal to Protect Wisconsin Taxpayers
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Rep. Shankland, Sen. Hansen Unveil Proposal to Protect Wisconsin Taxpayers

Bill Would Require Gov. Walker, Others Running for Federal Office to Report and Swiftly Reimburse Travel Expenses

Citizen Action Applauds WEDC Outsourcing Accountability Bills
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Citizen Action Applauds WEDC Outsourcing Accountability Bills

The bills are AB 340 in the Assembly and SB 211 in the Senate.

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.”

Citizen Action Applauds Outsourcing  Accountability Bill
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Citizen Action Applauds Outsourcing Accountability Bill

On Tuesday Citizen Action of Wisconsin called on the Legislature to enact stronger accountability measures.

State Relents on Squeezing Family Planning Clinics

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State auditor had demanded millions in repayment from clinics offering birth control, but now backs off.

Democrats author Equal Pay Enforcement bill to close pay discrimination gap
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Democrats author Equal Pay Enforcement bill to close pay discrimination gap

The introduction of the bill coincides with the upcoming National Equal Pay Day on April 14th.

Murphy’s Law: Walker’s Battle Against Birth Control
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Walker’s Battle Against Birth Control

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Will State Force Family Planning Clinics To Close?

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Report: ACA Enrollment Before March 31st a Powerful Job Creation Tool.
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Report: ACA Enrollment Before March 31st a Powerful Job Creation Tool.

Premium tax credits inject needed revenue into local economies. 1 job created for every 30 people signed up.

Legislators Seek to Outlaw Discrimination Against Long-Term Unemployed
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Legislators Seek to Outlaw Discrimination Against Long-Term Unemployed

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.

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.

Citizens Call on Gov. Walker to Accept Billions of Federal Dollars to Strengthen BadgerCare
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Citizens Call on Gov. Walker to Accept Billions of Federal Dollars to Strengthen BadgerCare

State Sen. Dave Hansen, local residents waiting for healthcare coverage speak out.

Plenty of Horne: Beer Protest Spill a Spash!
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Beer Protest Spill a Spash!

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