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Wisconsin Key Votes

Date Bill No. Bill Title Outcome Vote
April 9, 2013 AB 15 Authorizes Work-Share Programs Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 15)
Yea
March 9, 2011 AB 11 Collective Bargaining Rights for Public Employees Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(18 - 1)
Yea
Jan. 20, 2011 SB 2 Tax Benefits for Health Savings Accounts Bill Passed - Senate
(21 - 12)
Yea
June 25, 2009 AB 75 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(17 - 15)
Nay
June 17, 2009 AB 75 2009-2011 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(17 - 16)
Nay
Feb. 18, 2009 SB 62 2008-2009 Budget Amendments Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 15)
Nay
May 13, 2008 AB 1 Budget Repair Plan Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(17 - 16)
Nay
March 25, 2008 AB 1 Budget Repair Plan Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 14)
Nay
Feb. 19, 2008 SB 171 Financing of Judicial Campaigns Bill Passed - Senate
(23 - 10)
Yea
Dec. 11, 2007 SB 176 Compensation for Discharged Police Officers Bill Passed - Senate
(30 - 3)
Yea
Nov. 8, 2007 SB 299 School Tax Credit Formula Bill Passed - Senate
(25 - 8)
Yea
Oct. 23, 2007 AS SB 40 2007-2009 Biennium Budget Conference Report Adopted - Senate
(18 - 15)
Nay
Oct. 15, 2007 SB 1 2007-2008 Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 14)
Nay
Oct. 15, 2007 SB 2 Transportation Funding Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 14)
Nay
June 26, 2007 SS SB 40 2007-2009 Biennium Budget Bill Passed - Senate
(18 - 15)
Nay
May 4, 2006 SJR 63 Spending Limit Amendment Rejected - Senate
(11 - 21)
Nay
May 4, 2006 SSA 1 Spending Limit Amendment Rejected - Senate
(12 - 20)
Nay
April 25, 2006 AB 4 Tax Deduction for Health Savings Account Bill Passed - Senate
(19 - 14)
Yea

About the Selection and Descriptions of Key Votes

Project Vote Smart provides easy access to Congressional and State voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Key votes typically include the initial passage of legislation and final conference report vote versions (the compromised versions of bills passed in separate House and Senate versions). Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Descriptions of the votes are written by Vote Smart staff and based on information included in the Congressional Record, State House Journals, or Senate Journals, with additional background information from newspapers, magazines, etc. Vote Smart provides summaries for each selected key vote. The summary does not necessarily reflect the final version of the bill.

The Key Votes Program follows Project Vote Smart's strict policies, procedures and structure that guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. In order to ensure that all Key Votes are non-partisan in their selection and language, each is approved by a group of over 160 political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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