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Devin LeMahieu

Devin LeMahieu (Rep.), 9th Senate District

Born Sheboygan, August 8, 1972; single. Graduate Sheboygan Co. Christian H.S. 1991; B.A. business administration and political science, Dordt College (Sioux Center, Iowa) 1995. Publisher/owner, Lakeshore Weekly. Member: Oostburg Kiwanis Club (fmr. pres.); Oostburg Chamber of Commerce; Sheboygan Co. Chamber of Commerce; Oostburg Civic Pride Com.; Bethel OPC (deacon); NRA (life mbr.). Sheboygan Co. Bd. Supervisor 2006-present, Human Resources Com. 2006-present (chm., 2010-14), Finance Com. 2012-present, Exec. Com. 2010-12.

Elected to Senate 2014. Biennial committee assignments: 2015 — Elections and Local Government (chp.); Jt. Survey Com. on Tax Exemptions (co-chp.); Agriculture, Small Business and Tourism; Health and Human Services; Jt. Com. for Review of Administrative Rules.

Telephone: Office: (608) 266-2056; (888) 295-8750 (toll free); District: (920) 254-3044.
E-mail: Sen.LeMahieu@legis.wisconsin.gov
Voting address: 21 South 8th Street, Oostburg 53070.
Mailing address: Office: Room 15 South, State Capitol, P.O. Box 7882, Madison 53707-7882.

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Rockline expands operations in Sheboygan
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Rockline expands operations in Sheboygan

Expansion will create 54 jobs, $19.7 million capital investment

GOP Sends Mixed Message To Evers

GOP Sends Mixed Message To Evers

Republican legislators trash his budget, then ask to meet with him.

Spindell Gets Second Term on Elections Commission

Spindell Gets Second Term on Elections Commission

Spindell wanted Wisconsin's electors cast for Trump, attended "Stop The Steal" rally.

Republicans Lose Lawyers Before Redistricting Starts
Press Release

Republicans Lose Lawyers Before Redistricting Starts

Judge voids contracts Republicans made with lawyers to represent them in expected redistricting legal battle

Judge Prohibits Republicans Using Private Lawyers for Redistricting

Judge Prohibits Republicans Using Private Lawyers for Redistricting

Suit filed in attempt to stop Republicans from drawing maps in secret.

Murphy’s Laws: The New Gerrymandering Scheme
Murphy’s Laws

The New Gerrymandering Scheme

Republicans charge taxpayers for private attorneys to defend secret legislative scheme before it’s even been created.

Op Ed: Senate Leader Blocks Marijuana Reform
Op Ed

Senate Leader Blocks Marijuana Reform

Most state voters favor it. Blacks are 4.2 times more likely to be arrested for possession.

VACCINES IN ARMS: Wisconsin Consistently Ranks Among Top States in the Nation for Vaccine Distribution Thanks to Support from President Biden & Leadership by Governor Evers
Cannabis Backers Switch Focus to Local Laws

Cannabis Backers Switch Focus to Local Laws

‘Beating our head against the wall’ pushing Legislature to legalize pot.

State Planning Small Business Recovery Grants

State Planning Small Business Recovery Grants

Evers vetoed GOP bills that would take control of federal relief funds.

Wisconsin Reaches 4 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses Administered
The State of Politics: Legislature Often a Family Affair
The State of Politics

Legislature Often a Family Affair

Lawmakers Devin LeMahieu, Greta Neubauer and others had parents who served before them.

The Beguiling Blandness of Devin LeMahieu

The Beguiling Blandness of Devin LeMahieu

Senate majority leader is conservative but eschews the nasty style of Robin Vos.

Evers, Advocates Discuss Justice System Reform, Legalizing Pot

Evers, Advocates Discuss Justice System Reform, Legalizing Pot

Evers budget includes major reforms and legalizing medical and recreational marijuana.

GOP State Senate Leader Dismisses Marijuana Legalization

GOP State Senate Leader Dismisses Marijuana Legalization

State Senate Majority Leader said GOP legislators won't vote for legalizing medical or recreational marijuana.

Legislature Passes Federal Stimulus Plan

Legislature Passes Federal Stimulus Plan

Yet again. And passes election law changes. Evers likely to veto all of it.

Legislature Tries Again to Control Federal Stimulus Money

Legislature Tries Again to Control Federal Stimulus Money

Evers twice vetoed bills to do this. Assembly’s latest bills violate federal rules, LRB warns.

Evers Reaches Deal To Save Federal Food Aid

Evers Reaches Deal To Save Federal Food Aid

$70 million in monthly aid jeopardized after court ruling ended governor’s pandemic emergency order.

Conservation voters calling for racial justice and accountability in the wake of growing Anti-Asian violence
GOP Lawmakers Would Ignore Rules for Stimulus Money

GOP Lawmakers Would Ignore Rules for Stimulus Money

Governor Evers has unilateral power to distribute the federal funds.

State Could Lose $50 Million Per Month in Federal Food Aid

State Could Lose $50 Million Per Month in Federal Food Aid

Supreme Court decision overruling Evers emergency order makes state ineligible for aid.

AG Kaul, Dem Lawmakers Push New Gun Laws

AG Kaul, Dem Lawmakers Push New Gun Laws

Say GOP legislators should pass expanded background checks, 'Red Flag' law.

Op Ed: Wisconsin Needs Fair Maps
Op Ed

Wisconsin Needs Fair Maps

Gerrymandered districts give Republicans outsized legislative power.

State Supreme Court Overrules Evers’ Emergency Powers

State Supreme Court Overrules Evers’ Emergency Powers

Decision says governor needs legislative approval to extend health emergency.

WDA thanks Gov. Evers, legislators for bipartisan action on new dentist vaccine law
Bill Forces Public Hearings By Legislature

Bill Forces Public Hearings By Legislature

With enough signatures, public could petition for hearings on proposals legislators refuse to consider.

1-Week Waiting Period Back for Jobless Benefits

1-Week Waiting Period Back for Jobless Benefits

Previous waiver signed into law by Gov. Evers has expired. Will Legislature act?

As State Looks to Bounce Back from Pandemic, Gov. Evers Urges Bipartisan Support for $2.38 Billion in Capital Budget Investments to Provide Estimated 29,000 Family-Supporting Jobs, $4.3 Billion in Economic Impact 
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As State Looks to Bounce Back from Pandemic, Gov. Evers Urges Bipartisan Support for $2.38 Billion in Capital Budget Investments to Provide Estimated 29,000 Family-Supporting Jobs, $4.3 Billion in Economic Impact 

Governor's 2021-23 capital budget to be taken up by State Building Commission this week includes major projects in both Republican and Democratic districts

The State of Politics: Fight Over $5 Billon in Federal Aid
The State of Politics

Fight Over $5 Billon in Federal Aid

Republican Legislature's bill gives it oversight over federal stimulus money. Evers intends to veto it.

Legislators Want Say Over Pandemic Funds

Legislators Want Say Over Pandemic Funds

Bill would require Gov. Evers to consult with Legislature on allocating federal dollars.

GOP Legislators Reject Local Sales Tax Hikes

GOP Legislators Reject Local Sales Tax Hikes

“Dead on arrival,” lawmakers say of Evers’ enabling legislation.

Gov. Evers Unveils $91 Billion Budget

Gov. Evers Unveils $91 Billion Budget

Budget would boost school funding, direct funds to small businesses, repeal part of Act 10 and legalize marijuana, but faces an uphill battle.

Will Supreme Court Act on Mask Mandate?

Will Supreme Court Act on Mask Mandate?

State high court has sat on case for months, could decide fight between governor and Legislature.

Evers Vetoes GOP COVID-19 Bill

Evers Vetoes GOP COVID-19 Bill

Senate abandons bipartisan legislation and includes provisions Evers promised to veto.

Op Ed: Correct a Cheating System With Fair Maps
Op Ed

Correct a Cheating System With Fair Maps

Ending gerrymandering will mean prioritizing your needs over the ambitions of politicians.

Campaign Cash: Legislative Campaign Committee Spending Soars
Campaign Cash

Legislative Campaign Committee Spending Soars

Total spending by four state legislative committees up from $2 million in 2014 to $12 million in 2020.

DWD Wants A Modernized Unemployment System

DWD Wants A Modernized Unemployment System

Secretary was in "complete shock" the first time she saw the antiquated systems.

Vos ‘Behaving Like a Bully,’ Democrats Charge

Vos ‘Behaving Like a Bully,’ Democrats Charge

After 10 months with no COVID-19 response bill, frustrated Democrats condemn their colleagues.

Assembly Resists Senate COVID-19 Compromise

Assembly Resists Senate COVID-19 Compromise

Bill showed Senate Republicans too willing to 'cave into the governor,' Vos charges.

Do State Election Laws Need Reform?

Do State Election Laws Need Reform?

After months of Trump’s false claims, legislators still squabbling, but a bipartisan bill is possible.

MKE County: Does the Wisconsin Counties Association Help Milwaukee?
MKE County

Does the Wisconsin Counties Association Help Milwaukee?

Some county officials say no, and are pushing to withdraw from the group.

The State of Politics: LeMahieu Struggles in Vos’s Shadow
The State of Politics

LeMahieu Struggles in Vos’s Shadow

New Senate majority leader a surprise choice who's trying to resist the dictates of Robin Vos.

Gov. Evers Delivers Radio Address Calling for Bipartisan Compromise COVID-19 Bill
Evers Offers Folksy State-of-State Speech

Evers Offers Folksy State-of-State Speech

Addressing pandemic, broadband access, redistricting and “broken” unemployment system.

Evers, Senate Agree on Pandemic Bill

Evers, Senate Agree on Pandemic Bill

Bipartisan bill goes back to Assembly, where leader says GOP will resist compromise.

Gov. Evers Statement on COVID Legislation Advanced by Senate
Republicans Dare Evers to Veto Bill

Republicans Dare Evers to Veto Bill

Their COVID-19 bill includes immunity from liability for businesses violating pandemic restrictions.

Senate Unveils Pared-Down COVID-19 Bill

Senate Unveils Pared-Down COVID-19 Bill

Different than Assembly bill, aimed at getting Gov. Evers’ support.

Assembly Passes ‘Poison Pill’ COVID-19 Relief Bill

Assembly Passes ‘Poison Pill’ COVID-19 Relief Bill

GOP bill curtails efforts to slow spread of virus. And doesn't have support of Senate leadership.

Legislators Argue Over Masks, Capitol Access

Legislators Argue Over Masks, Capitol Access

And much more. Senate allows virtual attendance but Vos requires in-person Assembly.

The State of Politics: Spending on Medicaid, Prisons Skyrockets
The State of Politics

Spending on Medicaid, Prisons Skyrockets

Up much faster than inflation in last 20 years, crowding out other spending.

Murphy’s Law: Will Vos Expose Legislators to COVID-19?
Murphy’s Law

Will Vos Expose Legislators to COVID-19?

He demands Assembly meet in-person. That “could kill me,” Rep. Jimmy Anderson says.

The State of Politics: Both Parties Back Election Law Changes
The State of Politics

Both Parties Back Election Law Changes

Legislators actually agree on at least two reforms.

Evers Offers Compromise Bill on COVID-19

Evers Offers Compromise Bill on COVID-19

After meeting with Republican leaders, offers draft bill with “items on which all of us can agree.”

GOP Signals End of Pandemic Unemployment Waivers

GOP Signals End of Pandemic Unemployment Waivers

Vos says waiting period and work search requirements will return next year.

Op Ed: The Hunger Games, Wisconsin Edition
Op Ed

The Hunger Games, Wisconsin Edition

You’re on your own as pandemic rages and Republican legislators again refuse to meet.

Legislature Refuses to Change Absentee Vote Counting Law

Legislature Refuses to Change Absentee Vote Counting Law

This past election shows why election officials want to count absentee votes early.

Vos Pandemic Plan Sets Up Political Battle

Vos Pandemic Plan Sets Up Political Battle

Speaker Robin Vos releases plan and includes provisions that strip power from the governor.

Assembly GOP Unveils Tough Pandemic Plan

Assembly GOP Unveils Tough Pandemic Plan

Republicans would make state employees work in offices, force teachers into classrooms, cut state aid to non-complying schools.

UW System initiates incentives for student nurses to assist in health care crisis
Evers, GOP Leaders Meeting Is a Good First Step, and Republican Leaders Need to Follow Up Talk With Action
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Evers, GOP Leaders Meeting Is a Good First Step, and Republican Leaders Need to Follow Up Talk With Action

Meeting With Governor After 219 Days of Inaction a First Step, and Wisconsin Needs More

State Response To COVID-19 a Trainwreck, Pocan says

State Response To COVID-19 a Trainwreck, Pocan says

The congressman wants an end to the partisan battle over a COVID-19 relief bill.

Hospital Association Wants State Action on COVID-19

Hospital Association Wants State Action on COVID-19

Healthcare workers and hospitals straining under surge in hospitalizations.

Op Ed: State Should Create Coronavirus Czar
Op Ed

State Should Create Coronavirus Czar

Governor and legislative leaders should mutually name a COVID czar and bipartisan task force.

Vos Floats Ideas, Blasts Evers on Pandemic

Vos Floats Ideas, Blasts Evers on Pandemic

Evers has asked legislators to meet since April. Vos still won't convene Legislature.

Legislative Houses Elect Their Leaders

Legislative Houses Elect Their Leaders

Democrats call for action on COVID-19 crisis.

The State of Politics: Can Evers, Republicans Mend Fences?
The State of Politics

Can Evers, Republicans Mend Fences?

Their first two years weren't very cooperative. But that might change with a new Legislature.

Purple Wisconsin Still Has Dark Red Legislature

Purple Wisconsin Still Has Dark Red Legislature

Republican legislators continue to win big with minority of state's vote.

Election Shakes Up State Senate Leadership

Election Shakes Up State Senate Leadership

LeMahieu becomes Majority Leader after Fitzgerald's election to Congress.

The State of Politics: 4 Reasons Legislature Won’t Reconvene
The State of Politics

4 Reasons Legislature Won’t Reconvene

Haven’t met since April, won’t return this year. Republicans explain why.

GOP Holds Off Debate on Evers’ Emergency Powers

GOP Holds Off Debate on Evers’ Emergency Powers

Despite adversarial relationship, GOP leaders say now isn't an appropriate time.

AFP-WI Launches New Wave of Grassroots Lobbying Efforts
Press Release

AFP-WI Launches New Wave of Grassroots Lobbying Efforts

The group will mobilize activists throughout the state to canvass communities, have conversations with their neighbors, and ask them to encourage their lawmakers to work toward policies that expand opportunities for Wisconsinites.

Republicans Call for Reset of Evers’ Budget

Republicans Call for Reset of Evers’ Budget

Governor’s cabinet members get hammered on many issues by GOP legislators.

Senate Majority Leader Fitzgerald Announces Senate Standing Committees, Chairs
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Senate Majority Leader Fitzgerald Announces Senate Standing Committees, Chairs

"I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Senate this session as we continue to pass reforms that put hard-working families first."

Campaign Cash: Outside Group Targets Republican Legislators
Campaign Cash

Outside Group Targets Republican Legislators

Will spend $1 million against four state senators, including Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald.

Governor Walker Signs Bills to Create and Expand Outdoor Recreation, Attract Talent to Wisconsin, and Improve Medical Assistance
Governor Walker Signs Bills on Improving Family Access to High-Quality Child Care, Creating Transitional Jobs Program for Wisconsin Veterans, and Increasing Funding for Watershed Protection Grants
Back in the News: Majority Now Backs Fair Redistricting
Back in the News

Majority Now Backs Fair Redistricting

37 counties, two-thirds of state’s population, have passed “Fair Maps” resolution.

Data Wonk: Why Does GOP Want To Raise My Taxes?
Data Wonk

Why Does GOP Want To Raise My Taxes?

And why do I get nothing back in return but a bigger federal deficit?

Campaign Cash: Bill Would Let Utilities Destroy Wetlands
Campaign Cash

Bill Would Let Utilities Destroy Wetlands

They donated $1.9 million to politicians, want bill letting them take over wetlands.

With Elections Just a Year Away, Legislature Abandons Wisconsin Families
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With Elections Just a Year Away, Legislature Abandons Wisconsin Families

Industrial Acid Mining Bill Will Put Public Health at Risk for Generations

Leah unveils 100+ Wisconsin endorsements
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Leah unveils 100+ Wisconsin endorsements

Elected officials, grassroots activists and business owners unite behind Leah

Governor Walker Signs REINS Act into Law at Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce
Press Release

Governor Walker Signs REINS Act into Law at Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce

Senate Bill 15 makes several changes to the administrative rulemaking process.

Governor Walker Signs 20 Bills Into Law
Press Release

Governor Walker Signs 20 Bills Into Law

Acts 37 - 56

Fitzgerald: Senate Advances HOPE Bills, Administrative Rules Changes
Press Release

Fitzgerald: Senate Advances HOPE Bills, Administrative Rules Changes

Among the bills on the day’s calendar were a number of proposals targeting opioid addiction and changes to the state’s administrative rules procedures.

Governor Walker Signs Two Bills Into Law
Press Release

Governor Walker Signs Two Bills Into Law

Senate Bills 7 and 12 were signed into law today.

Bill Restricts Election Recounts

Bill Restricts Election Recounts

Inspired by Jill Stein recount, would make state more restrictive than most.

Senate Opens Session with Bipartisan Jobs Bill
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Senate Opens Session with Bipartisan Jobs Bill

Senate Bill 1 was approved unanimously and now goes before the State Assembly for approval.

Campaign Cash: Bill Would Benefit Special Interests
Campaign Cash

Bill Would Benefit Special Interests

GOP legislators get $325,000 from special interests; would kill state rules.

Sen. LeMahieu and Rep. Neylon Reintroduce “REINS Act”
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Sen. LeMahieu and Rep. Neylon Reintroduce “REINS Act”

The Wisconsin REINS Act gives the Legislature the oversight it needs.

Op-Ed: Top 10 Victories Over Walker
Op-Ed

Top 10 Victories Over Walker

10 policy changes Gov. Walker and Republicans failed to pass in the last year.

Bucks Response to Passage of State License Plate Legislation
Press Release

Bucks Response to Passage of State License Plate Legislation

Eighty percent of the revenue generated from the specialty plates will be used to retire state debt for the new arena, while the remainder will fund a new Bucks charitable foundation.

Governor Scott Walker Signs 58 Bills Into Law
Press Release

Governor Scott Walker Signs 58 Bills Into Law

Acts 200 - 257.

Governor Scott Walker Signs 46 Bills Into Law
Press Release

Governor Scott Walker Signs 46 Bills Into Law

Acts 154 - 199.

Republicans Plan to Decimate Voter Registration Drives
Press Release

Republicans Plan to Decimate Voter Registration Drives

State Senate Could Vote as Early as Tuesday, February 9th

Governor Scott Walker Signs 49 Bills Into Law
Press Release

Governor Scott Walker Signs 49 Bills Into Law

Governor Scott Walker signed 49 bills into law today at the Wisconsin State Capitol.

The State of Politics: Conservative Power Rises in Senate
The State of Politics

Conservative Power Rises in Senate

With the replacement of two key GOP moderates, Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald has far more power.

The State of Politics: Budget Could Delay Local Highway Projects
The State of Politics

Budget Could Delay Local Highway Projects

Republican legislators want to reduce borrowing in Walker transportation budget, but this could delay numerous projects.