Julie M. Lassa (Dem.), 24th Senate District
Born Stevens Point, October 21, 1970; married; 3 children. Graduate Stevens Point Area Senior H.S.; B.S. in po- litical science and public administration UW-Stevens Point 1993; UW-Madison La Follette Institute of Public Affairs graduate work. Full-time legislator. Former legislative aide and executive director, Plover Area Business Assn. Mem- ber: Heart of Wisconsin Business and Economic Alliance; Adams County Chamber of Commerce; Sparta Area Cham- ber of Commerce; Greater Tomah Area Chamber of Commerce; Black River Area Chamber of Commerce; Waushara
Area Chamber of Commerce; Portage Co. Democratic Party (former chp.); Portage Co. Business Council; Small Busi- ness Environmental Council; Workforce Innovation Council. Dewey Town Board 1993-94.
Elected to Assembly 1998-2002 (resigned eff. 5/9/03); elected to Senate in April 2003 special election; reelected since 2004. Minority Caucus Chairperson 2013, 2011; Minority Caucus Secretary 1999. Biennial Senate committee assignments: 2013 — Agriculture, Small Business, and Tourism; Economic Development and Local Government; Financial Institutions and Rural Affairs; Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Bd.; Child Abuse and Ne- glect Prevention Bd. (since 2007, also 2003, 2001). 2011 — Economic Development, Veterans and Military Affairs;
Financial Institutions and Rural Issues; Jt. Legislative Audit (also 2007, 2005). 2009 — Economic Development (chp.); Children and Families and Workforce Development; Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue; Jt. Com. on Finance. 2007 — Economic Development, Job Creation, Family Prosperity and Housing (chp.); Agriculture and Higher Education (vice chp.); Campaign Finance Reform, Rural Issues and Information Technology.
2005 — Housing and Financial Institutions; Job Creation, Economic Development and Consumer Affairs (ranking min. mbr.). 2003 — Agriculture, Financial Institutions and Insurance; Jt. Com. for Review of Administrative Rules.
Assembly committee assignments: 2003 — Agriculture (since 1999); Budget Review (ranking min. mbr.); Economic Development (ranking minority mbr., 2001); Financial Institutions; Rural Affairs. 2001 — Colleges and Universities (also 1999); Labor and Workforce Development. 1999 — Small Business and Economic Development; Transportation; World Dairy Center Authority.
Telephone: Office: (608) 266-3123; (800) 925-7491 (toll free); District: (715) 342-3806.
Voting address: Stevens Point 54482.
Mailing address: Office: Room 126 South, State Capitol, P.O. Box 7882, Madison 53707-7882.
Content referencing Julie Lassa
In “Our Girls,” Roys tells the story of learning about the prevalence of Bisphenol AMar 6th, 2018 by Kelda Roys
According to reports, complaints from whistle-blowers and families of veterans in the home have persisted for years.Sep 2nd, 2016 by Democratic Party of Wisconsin
GOP inaction once again jeopardizes vulnerable residents at state facilitySep 1st, 2016 by State Sen. Jennifer Shilling
Veterans at King do not have the luxury of waiting months for the outcome of an auditAug 31st, 2016 by State Sen. Janis Ringhand
"From here, it looks like decisions have been made to cut costs that are sacrificing resident care and comfort, perhaps just to bank money for other uses."Aug 29th, 2016 by State Sen. Jon Erpenbach
Advocates, health care professionals and mothers spoke in support of workplace breastfeeding accommodationsFeb 11th, 2016 by State Rep. Lisa Subeck
Proposed bill removes workplace barriers to breastfeedingJan 27th, 2016 by State Rep. Lisa Subeck
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends exclusive breastfeeding for an infant’s first six months, with continued breastfeeding as complementary foods are introduced.Jan 20th, 2016 by State Rep. Lisa Subeck
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
Speaker Vos Agrees State Needs New Model for Jobs AgencyNov 11th, 2015 by State Rep. Peter Barca
State Senate Invitation-Only Listening Tour Will be Closed to Outside VoicesSep 24th, 2015 by Citizen Action of Wisconsin
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
Hybrid Agency Would Replace Failed Wisconsin Economic Development CorporationSep 15th, 2015 by State Rep. Peter Barca
The latest WKOW report found that Eaton Corporation is sending another 83 jobs from its Pewaukee facility to Mexico.Sep 1st, 2015 by State Rep. Peter Barca
WEDC Needs Major Leadership and Structural ChangesAug 25th, 2015 by State Rep. Peter Barca
Awards Committee moves forward Rep. Barca and Sen. Lassa’s proposal to require background checks prior to awarding taxpayer assistance.Aug 19th, 2015 by State Rep. Peter Barca
Awards Committee Will Vote Monday on Rep. Barca Proposal to Require Legal Check Prior to Awarding Taxpayer AssistanceAug 13th, 2015 by State Rep. Peter Barca
Governor Departs as Chairman of Distressed WEDC to Focus on Presidential RunJul 20th, 2015 by State Rep. Peter Barca
“Governor Walker’s WEDC has been wasting taxpayer money to repay their Republican campaign supporters instead of providing real economic opportunity and jobs for hardworking Wisconsinites.”Jun 9th, 2015 by State Rep. Lisa Subeck
Rep. Barca and Sen. Lassa Still Have Not Received Information from WEDCMay 28th, 2015 by State Rep. Peter Barca
Four Republicans and one Democrat seek to win this heavily Republican suburban district.Oct 31st, 2013 by Michael Horne
Representative Goyke, Representative Wright, and Senator Lassa to Introduce “Lindsey’s Law” to Provide Greater Access to Services for Victims of Sexual Assault and Human Trafficking
The legislation is currently being circulated for co-sponsorship and is supported by the Wisconsin Coalition Against Sexual Assault.Oct 23rd, 2013 by State Rep. Evan Goyke