Janet Bewley (Dem.), 25th Senate District
Born Painesville, OH, November 10, 1951; married; 5 children. Graduate James Ford Rhodes H.S. (Cleveland, OH) 1969; B.A. Case Western Reserve U. 1973; M. Ed. U. of Maine 1977. Full-time legislator. Former Community Relations Officer, WHEDA; former Dean of Students Northland College, former exec. dir., Mary H. Rice Foundation. One of the original cast members at Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua and current member of the Rittenhouse Chamber Singers. Ashland City Council 2007-09.
Elected to Assembly 2010-12; elected to Senate 2014. Biennial Senate committee assignments: 2015 — Education; Insurance, Housing and Trade; Universities and Technical Colleges; Jt. Legis. Audit; Spec. Com. on State-Tribal Relations; Council on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse; Council on Tourism. Assembly committee assignments: 2013 — Colleges and Universities; Housing and Real Estate; Public Safety and Homeland Security; Rural Affairs; Transportation Projects Comn.; Leg. Coun. Spec. Com. on State-Tribal Relations (also 2011). 2011 — Forestry; Homeland Security and State Affairs; Housing; Transportation.
Telephone: Office: (608) 266-3510; (800) 469-6562 (toll free); District: (715) 746-4100.
Voting address: 60995 Pike River Road, Mason 54856.
Mailing address: Office: Room 126 South, State Capitol, P.O. Box 7882, Madison 53707-7882.
Content referencing Janet Bewley
Politicians, lobbyists and activists fall back on party line in attacking or praising decision.May 14th, 2020 by Melanie Conklin, Erik Gunn, Isiah Holmes and Henry Redman
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State Sen. Erpenbach and Rep. Pope introduce legislation requiring a referendum before state aid to school districts can be cut.Feb 7th, 2020 by State Sen. Jon Erpenbach and State Rep. Sondy Pope
WEDC investment to help fund new construction of a new primary and specialty care clinic and renovation of Indianhead Medical Center buildingDec 12th, 2019 by Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
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Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order #19 Relating to the Creation of the Committee to Celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of Wisconsin’s Ratification of the 19th Amendment
Gov. Evers today designated Mrs. Kathy Evers as the Chairwoman of the Executive Committee.Apr 11th, 2019 by Gov. Tony Evers
"I am honored that my colleagues have once again entrusted me with the responsibility of serving as Senate Democratic Leader."Nov 9th, 2018 by State Sen. Jennifer Shilling
Governor Walker Signs Bills to Create and Expand Outdoor Recreation, Attract Talent to Wisconsin, and Improve Medical Assistance
93 bills signed into law at the Wisconsin State CapitolApr 16th, 2018 by Gov. Scott Walker
“Wisconsin’s suicide rate has increased between 2005 and 2015, and the suicide rate among teens has doubled between 2007 and 2015,” said Senator Lena Taylor.Jan 29th, 2018 by State Sen. Lena Taylor
The bill is supported by the League of Wisconsin Municipalities and the Wisconsin Towns Association.Jan 16th, 2018 by State Rep. Lisa Subeck
"This request of the Attorney General is an egregious abuse of power..."Dec 21st, 2017 by State Sen. Jennifer Shilling
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Statement by Alderman Cavalier Johnson - October 27, 2017Oct 27th, 2017 by Ald. Cavalier “Chevy” Johnson
Senate Democratic leaders released the following statements critical of Gov. Scott Walker’s decision to sign the largest taxpayer giveaway to a foreign corporation in U.S. historySep 18th, 2017 by State Sen. Jennifer Shilling
Worse yet, Legislative Republicans budget actions cut rural school fundingAug 31st, 2017 by State Sen. Jennifer Shilling
WEDC awards $109,877 grant to support plans to convert former warehouse into city’s first brewery in 50 yearsJun 27th, 2017 by Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
“I am honored that my colleagues have once again entrusted me with the responsibility of serving as Senate Democratic Leader.”Nov 22nd, 2016 by State Sen. Jennifer Shilling
Group to hold its first meeting on October 28 in Green BayOct 25th, 2016 by Gov. Scott Walker
It’s time to stop picking working taxpayers’ pockets for this entitlement for the already entitled.Sep 8th, 2016 by State Sen. Janet Bewley
“Is this really the Senate Republicans’ plan?”Aug 26th, 2016 by State Sen. Janet Bewley
Bewley noted that even including categorical aids, public schools will likely see virtually no biennial increase compared to the recession-era budget of 2009-10.Jun 23rd, 2016 by State Sen. Janet Bewley
Wisconsin is adding mostly poverty-wage jobs, which is increasing BadgerCare enrollment.Sep 29th, 2015 by Citizen Action of Wisconsin
Slate highlights problem solvers.Sep 25th, 2014 by Wisconsin Conservation Voters
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.Dec 21st, 2012 by State Rep. Peter Barca