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Tim Carpenter

Tim Carpenter (Dem.), 3rd Senate District

Born Milwaukee. Graduate Pulaski H.S.; B.A. UW-Milwaukee; M.A. UW-Madison La Follette Institute. Member: Sierra Club; Jackson Park Neighborhood Assn.; Story Hill Neighborhood Assn.; Milw. VA Soldiers Home Advisory Council. Recipient: Wisconsin Public Health Association’s Champion of Public Health 2008; Coalition of Wisconsin Aging Groups Russ Feingold Award for Service to Seniors 2007; Shepherd Express Best State Legislator 2008; Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters Conservation Champion 2008; Shepherd Express Legislator of the Year 2003; Wis. Professional Fire Fighters Legislator of the Year 2002; Environmental Decade Clean 16 Awards.

Elected to Assembly 1984-2000; elected to Senate 2002; reelected since 2006. President Pro Tempore 2011 (eff. 7/17/12), 2007; Speaker Pro Tempore 1993. Biennial Senate committee assignments: 2013 — Health and Human Services; State and Federal Relations (also 2005); Transportation, Public Safety, and Veterans and Military Affairs; Jt. Com. on Information Policy and Technology; Coun. on Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse (also 2003-07); State Fair Park Bd.; Transportation Projects Comn. 2011 — Health; Insurance and Housing; Public Health, Human Services, and Revenue; Jt. Survey Com. on Tax Exemptions; Leg. Council Study Com. on Strategic Job Creation. 2009 — Public Health, Senior Issues, Long-Term Care and Job Creation (chp.); Health, Health Insurance, Privacy, Property Tax Relief, and Revenue (vice chp.); Veterans and Military Affairs, Biotechnology and Financial Institutions (also 2007); Jt. Survey Com. on Retirement Systems. 2007 — Public Health, Senior Issues, Long-Term Care and Privacy (chp.); Small Business, Emergency Preparedness, Workforce Development, Technical Colleges and Consumer Protection (vice chp.); Health and Human Services (Health, Human Services, Insurance and Job Creation eff. 11/6/07); Jt. Legislative Council. 2005 — Health, Children, Families, Aging and Long-Term Care (also 2003); Labor and Election Process Reform. 2003 — Jt. Com. for Review of Administrative Rules (through 5/23/03); Administrative Rules (through 5/23/03); Judiciary, Corrections and Privacy; Council on Migrant Labor. Assembly committee assignments: 2001 — Aging and Long-Term Care (also 1997, 1995); Health (chp. 1991, mbr. since 1987); Public Health (also 1999); State and Local Finance. 1999 — Census and Redistricting; Urban and Local Affairs (also 1985). 1997 — Managed Care. 1995 — Legis. Coun. Com. to Review the Election Process. 1993 — Financial Institutions and Housing; Insurance, Securities and Corporate Policy; Joint Legislative Council and co-chp. of its Com. on Communication of Governmental Proceedings; Rules. 1991 — Elections and Constitutional Law (chp. 1989); Financial Institutions and Insurance (mbr. 1989, 1987, vice chp. 1985); Judiciary; Labor (since 1985); Public Health and Regulation; Special Com. on Reapportionment (vice chp.); Special Com. on Reform of Health Insurance; Legis. Coun. Com. on Campaign Financing. 1989 — Select Com. on the Census (co-chp.); Environmental Resources and Utilities; Legis. Coun. Coms. on Prenatal Care, on Privacy and Information Technology. 1987 — Elections (vice chp., also 1985); Housing and Securities; Legis. Coun. Com. on Solid Waste Management. 1985 — Economic Development; Transportation.

Telephone: Office: (608) 266-8535; (800) 249-8173 (toll free); Fax: (608) 282-3543.
E-mail: Sen.Carpenter@legis.wisconsin.gov
Voting address: 2957 South 38th Street, Milwaukee 53215.
Mailing address: Office: Room 109 South, State Capitol, P.O. Box 7882, Madison 53707-7882.

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5-County Fridays with the Milwaukee Brewers
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5-County Fridays with the Milwaukee Brewers

"September 7th and 28th are the last days to take advantage of the 5-County Fridays deal."

Walker Reconsiders Fiserv Subsidy?

Walker Reconsiders Fiserv Subsidy?

Reacting to furor over Fiserv buying Bucks arena naming rights, governor to look “closely” at this.

Jerry Kramer— Finally a Hall of Famer
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Jerry Kramer— Finally a Hall of Famer

"I can’t think of anyone more deserving!"

You Can’t Miss the 167th Wisconsin State Fair!
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You Can’t Miss the 167th Wisconsin State Fair!

"There’s something for everyone, which is what makes it one of my favorite traditions!"

In the DNC Selection Process, Milwaukee is the Crème de la Crème
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In the DNC Selection Process, Milwaukee is the Crème de la Crème

"Milwaukee, Wisconsin would be the perfect location to host the upcoming Democratic National Convention in 2020!"

Sen. Carpenter: ‘Frostman Deserves Appointment to WEDC Board’
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Sen. Carpenter: ‘Frostman Deserves Appointment to WEDC Board’

"Given his background and expertise, Senator Frostman is a perfect appointment to the WEDC Board."

No Choice in 36% of Legislative Races

No Choice in 36% of Legislative Races

Gerrymandering and decline in number of candidates leaves 2.5 million residents with no choice.

Mayor Tom Barrett Applauds Passage of Bill Prohibiting Straw Purchasing
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Mayor Tom Barrett Applauds Passage of Bill Prohibiting Straw Purchasing

Senate Bill 408 criminalizes gun purchases on behalf of felons and acting as ‘human holster’

New Federal Program Could Help City

New Federal Program Could Help City

Opportunity Zones law allows tax incentives for distressed areas.

Connecting Workers with Career Opportunities
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Connecting Workers with Career Opportunities

RTA Builds Transportation Options in Southeastern Wisconsin

Packer Jerry Kramer Belongs in Pro Football Hall of Fame!
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Packer Jerry Kramer Belongs in Pro Football Hall of Fame!

"I know of no player more deserving of recognition than Jerry Kramer and this is the year he should be inducted into the Hall."

GOP Legislative Districts Heavily White

GOP Legislative Districts Heavily White

Republican assembly districts are up to 96% white, senate districts as high as 95% white.

Sen. Carpenter Thanks DHS Secretary for SeniorCare Attempts, Looks Forward to 2018
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Sen. Carpenter Thanks DHS Secretary for SeniorCare Attempts, Looks Forward to 2018

"I look forward to finding even more common ground upon which to do the people’s business."

Jury Duty is a Civic Responsibility
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Jury Duty is a Civic Responsibility

"Today Monday, November 20th, I will once again answer the call and report for jury duty."

Top Ten Reasons Wisconsin Got Conned
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Top Ten Reasons Wisconsin Got Conned

In an ode to the famous David Letterman, the reasons are presented 10 to 1

Back in the News: WEDC Shifts on Foxconn Contract
Back in the News

WEDC Shifts on Foxconn Contract

After saying board members could now see contract, they will allow vote only on staff review of it.

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

WEDC — Seeing Contract Today, A Good First Step, Taxpayer Protection Still Top Priority
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WEDC — Seeing Contract Today, A Good First Step, Taxpayer Protection Still Top Priority

"I am looking forward to reviewing all of the vast materials released by WEDC today in preparation for this vote on Wednesday."

Vukmir, Rohrkaste lead bipartisan effort to lower drug prices
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Vukmir, Rohrkaste lead bipartisan effort to lower drug prices

Bill would allow for pharmacists to switch brand-name biologics for biosimilars

WEDC — Ripe For Reform
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WEDC — Ripe For Reform

"It is time for WEDC to step into the light and be held accountable for the vast amounts of taxpayer dollars they are doling out."

Senator Carpenter Introduces Bill to End Miller Park Tax
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Senator Carpenter Introduces Bill to End Miller Park Tax

"Ending the Miller Park tax is one thing in which I think we can all agree."

Murphy’s Law: The Secrets of Foxconn
Murphy’s Law

The Secrets of Foxconn

Walker administration won’t release details of massive subsidy until after contract is signed.

Matt Flynn Makes Statement on the Corrupt Handling of the Foxconn Contract by Walker’s WEDC
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Matt Flynn Makes Statement on the Corrupt Handling of the Foxconn Contract by Walker’s WEDC

Flynn says he’s not surprised there are major problems with the handling of the contract, given WEDC’s history of mismanagement and corruption

Judge Rebecca Dallet clear choice of Milwaukee County leaders
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Judge Rebecca Dallet clear choice of Milwaukee County leaders

“I am honored and humbled to have earned the support of these officials, who work every day to make our communities stronger.”

Wrong Way Walker
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Wrong Way Walker

"Wisconsin drivers don't deserve third world road conditions because of Governor Walker's political games."

Carpenter Asks Governor to Veto Transportation Pork
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Carpenter Asks Governor to Veto Transportation Pork

The letter referenced funding for projects such as the airport improvement plans for Appleton International Airport and Alexander Field in Wisconsin Rapids.

The State of Politics: Mr. Gou – Your Turn
The State of Politics

Mr. Gou – Your Turn

An open letter to the chairman of Foxconn.

SeniorCare anniversary a reminder of program’s success
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SeniorCare anniversary a reminder of program’s success

Dems urge legislative action to protect and extend popular Rx drug program

Senator Carpenter Statement on Possible Zoo Interchange Delays
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Senator Carpenter Statement on Possible Zoo Interchange Delays

“Let’s get the Zoo Interchange project done now!”

The Senate Must be The Grownups in the Room… Again.
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The Senate Must be The Grownups in the Room… Again.

"Again, I am respectfully requesting Senator Fitzgerald to act responsibly and slow down this process."

It is Time for Fair Maps
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It is Time for Fair Maps

"I believe it is high time for Wisconsin Republicans to do the right thing and allow for non-partisan redistricting in Wisconsin."

DOT Crisis Needs Immediate Attention
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DOT Crisis Needs Immediate Attention

"It seems to me that the Governor is trying to obfuscate the dire situation at the DOT and hide from Wisconsin taxpayers his mismanagement."

Protect Seniors by extending SeniorCare
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Protect Seniors by extending SeniorCare

Democrats launch effort to save successful Rx drug program

Sen. Carpenter Asks Governor Walker to Work to Protect SeniorCare
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Sen. Carpenter Asks Governor Walker to Work to Protect SeniorCare

Senator Carpenter noted that SeniorCare serves around 60,000 seniors and saves tens of millions of dollars for Wisconsin’s seniors and taxpayers.

Op-Ed: “To Not Only Survive, But Thrive!”
Op-Ed

“To Not Only Survive, But Thrive!”

The mass shooting in Orlando was a tragic reminder of the need for LGBT equality.

Governor Scott Walker Signs Three Bills Into Law
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Governor Scott Walker Signs Three Bills Into Law

All three bills focus on building dementia-friendly communities throughout Wisconsin.

Governor Scott Walker Signs 58 Bills Into Law

Contribution to Tom Barrett of $100

Governor Scott Walker Signs 58 Bills Into Law

Contribution to Justin Bielinski of $50

Governor Scott Walker Signs 58 Bills Into Law
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Governor Scott Walker Signs 58 Bills Into Law

Acts 200 - 257.

The State of Politics: Can Larson Beat Abele?
The State of Politics

Can Larson Beat Abele?

Democratic insiders handicap the race, which may come down to turnout.

Chris Larson Submits Maximum Amount of Signatures for Milwaukee County Executive Race
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Chris Larson Submits Maximum Amount of Signatures for Milwaukee County Executive Race

“Our grassroots movement is taking on incredible momentum.”

Gwen Connolly campaign showing huge momentum

Contribution to Tom Barrett of $62

Gwen Connolly campaign showing huge momentum
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Gwen Connolly campaign showing huge momentum

After her opponent this week jumped to the Branch 31 race, Connolly is widely seen as the prohibitive favorite to be the next judge in Branch 44.

Mark Borkowski wins special aldermanic election

Contribution to Terry Witkowski of $200

Mark Borkowski wins special aldermanic election

Contribution to Tom Barrett of $50

Mark Borkowski wins special aldermanic election
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Mark Borkowski wins special aldermanic election

House Confidential: Mark Borkowski’s Quaint Ranch Home
House Confidential

Mark Borkowski’s Quaint Ranch Home

County supervisor lives in suburban-style area at edge of Greenfield but wants to be alderman.

Murphy’s Law: Cost for Taxpayers In Latest Bucks Deal?
Murphy’s Law

Cost for Taxpayers In Latest Bucks Deal?

Bucks gave ground. But it’s still a huge bite for taxpayers.

Scott Walker Push For Milwaukee Bucks Arena Subsidy Could Benefit His Fundraising Chief
Sen. Darling: Arena deal may go to separate vote
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Sen. Darling: Arena deal may go to separate vote

Plenty of Horne: A Weekend of Gay Pride
Plenty of Horne

A Weekend of Gay Pride

Pridefest gets all the attention, but the Pride Parade is a true slice of Milwaukee that draws a very diverse crowd.

Plenty of Horne: Race for Dudzik’s Seat Could Get Heated
Plenty of Horne

Race for Dudzik’s Seat Could Get Heated

Will anti-streetcar group get involved? And did Journal Sentinel exaggerate the number of candidates?

Fendt Fired by Southside Organizing Committee

Contribution to Josh Zepnick of $50

Fendt Fired by Southside Organizing Committee

Fendt Fired by Southside Organizing Committee

Had led group 22 years, board members vague on reasons for dumping him.

Community and Elected Leaders Oppose WISDOT’s ‘Billion Dollar Boondoggle’ At Hearing on I-94 East-West Corridor
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Community and Elected Leaders Oppose WISDOT’s ‘Billion Dollar Boondoggle’ At Hearing on I-94 East-West Corridor

WISDOT’s Preferred Options Are Poorly Outlined, Costly, Wasteful, and Require Higher Taxes, Fees

Under the Influence: Why Wisconsin Has Weak Laws on Drunken Driving
Under the Influence

Why Wisconsin Has Weak Laws on Drunken Driving

Legislators reject tougher penalties, even for repeat offenders. First of a series.

Burke Supports Drivers Licenses for Undocumented Residents

Burke Supports Drivers Licenses for Undocumented Residents

Measure rejected by legislature would have particular benefit for Hispanics in Milwaukee.

House Confidential: Sen.Carpenter’s Rather Dull Duplex
House Confidential

Sen.Carpenter’s Rather Dull Duplex

His sided, south side home, in suburban-like Jackson Park, is a veritable pillar of middle-class respectability.

The State of Politics: Few Competitive Legislative Races
The State of Politics

Few Competitive Legislative Races

Redistricting has reduced the number of competitive districts for fall elections.

County Executive Abele Thanks Governor Walker for Signing Bill to Improve Mental Health Care
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County Executive Abele Thanks Governor Walker for Signing Bill to Improve Mental Health Care

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele thanks Governor Scott Walker for signing a bill today that will create an independent board of experts to oversee Milwaukee County’s Behavioral Health Hospital.

Jonathan Brostoff Gives Support for Marriage Equality Amendment
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Jonathan Brostoff Gives Support for Marriage Equality Amendment

The amendment would repeal a previous constitution amendment made in 2006 that banned gay marriage in Wisconsin.

ACLU Supports Bill to Repeal Ban on Marriage for Same-Sex Couples
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ACLU Supports Bill to Repeal Ban on Marriage for Same-Sex Couples

The American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin commends two state lawmakers for introducing a bill today to repeal Wisconsin’s ban on marriage for same-sex couples.

Plenty of Horne: Barrett’s Birthday Party
Plenty of Horne

Barrett’s Birthday Party

The mayor's celebration is 11 days late. And Lakefront Brewery shatters its record for annual barrels manufactured.

House Confidential: Spencer Coggs’ Very New Northwest Side Home
House Confidential

Spencer Coggs’ Very New Northwest Side Home

Ironically, the City Treasurer lives next to three lots that are delinquent in paying him their property taxes.

Plenty of Horne: 5 Candidates Running for Jeff Stone’s Assembly Seat
Plenty of Horne

5 Candidates Running for Jeff Stone’s Assembly Seat

Four Republicans and one Democrat seek to win this heavily Republican suburban district.

Governor Ignores South Side on Residency Requirement

Governor Ignores South Side on Residency Requirement

Walker signs law, never responds to letters from South Side politicians and organizations.

How Scott Walker Got Snookered

How Scott Walker Got Snookered

Excerpt from new book describes how Walker was fooled by a phone call from a blogger posing as conservative billionaire David Koch.

Freeway Expansion Could Move South

Freeway Expansion Could Move South

I-94 could be straightened to run through current Miller Park parking lots. Brewers are open to this option.

Double-Decker Freeway For Milwaukee?

Double-Decker Freeway For Milwaukee?

Rising 40 feet high, it could be destructive to the Story Hill neighborhood.

Plenty of Horne: Doyle, Gard in University Club Sandwich
Plenty of Horne

Doyle, Gard in University Club Sandwich

Rivals Host Simultaneous Fundraisers in Swanky Downtown Club

The Roundup: Buffett Tour on Hold
The Roundup

Buffett Tour on Hold

“Spirit – The Seventh Fire” has been put on hiatus.

The Roundup: Burke Gets Break
The Roundup

Burke Gets Break

The Supreme Court granted a stay Friday, and Burke’s trial is postponed.

The Roundup: Drink for Free
The Roundup

Drink for Free

One of the joys of electoral politics is that the polls eventually close on election day and then it is up to us to flock to the parties.

The Roundup: ABC and the Gay Governor
The Roundup

ABC and the Gay Governor

The catch, is that McGreevey announced he was gay, while the lover says he, himself, is straight.

The Roundup: Plale Recall Drive Begins
The Roundup

Plale Recall Drive Begins

Can a group of south side political activists pull themselves together enough to acquire 13,212 signatures to force a recall election against Sen. Jeff Plale? Rep. Jon Richards said he doubts it. “This thing is going nowhere,” says Rep. Josh Zepnick. “These people are so lazy! They’ve taken out a newspaper ad asking people to […]

The Roundup: Shepherd Figure to Run Madison Paper
The Roundup

Shepherd Figure to Run Madison Paper

Capital Papers Puts up the Capital

The Roundup: Morales V Darling Race Set
The Roundup

Morales V Darling Race Set

Milwaukee School Board member Jennifer Morales has decided to challenge Alberta Darling and her hold on the 8th Senate District Seat.

The Roundup: The Governor and the Empire Builder
The Roundup

The Governor and the Empire Builder

Governor Jim Doyle made a brief appearance at Milwaukee’s Amtrak station Friday, 11 June on the 75th anniversary of the Empire Builder, Amtrak’s service from Chicago to the Northwest coast. Before boarding the train, Doyle mixed the romance of the rails with the Great American Novel. “In the final passage of the Great Gatsby, the […]

The Roundup: “Groundbreaking” for Bridge
The Roundup

“Groundbreaking” for Bridge

It’s not really a groundbreaking without a shovel, so Cecelia Gilbert of the Department of Public Works brought five well-used, albeit ceremonial, spades to the Thursday 27 May event celebrating the beginning of construction of the Holton Marsupial Bridge. Obliging dignitaries, sensing a photo-op, grabbed the shovels and pantomimed digging them into the asphalt pavement […]

The Roundup: Carpenter to Run For Congress
The Roundup

Carpenter to Run For Congress

Rep. Jerry Kleczka is the son of a machinist. A Carpenter wants to replace him.

The Roundup: Who’s on Fifth?
The Roundup

Who’s on Fifth?

An $89 billion bank is muscling its way into the Milwaukee market, and you read about it here first.

Murphy’s Law: Is the Plankinton Exit Worth $60 Million?
Murphy’s Law

Is the Plankinton Exit Worth $60 Million?

Some months ago the state Department of Transportation announced a plan for rebuilding the mammoth Marquette Interchange that did not include any exits or entrances at Plankinton Avenue