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State Senate Thread - Vote Tally Summary (updated 11:30am Wed)

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State Senate Thread - Vote Tally Summary (updated 11:30am Wed) 

Post#1 » by paulpressey25 » Mon Jul 6, 2015 3:31 pm

UPDATED: 11:30am Wednesday July 8th.

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NEW: Sen. Fitzgerald tells Charlie Sykes he doesn't have the votes yet. Needs Milwaukee State Senators to come on board. Says vote can come any time if he gets some D's onboard. Good update article here: http://www.bizjournals.com/milwaukee/blog/2015/07/sen-fitzgerald-bucks-arena-vote-may-come-next-week.html

It is believed they need the "YES" votes from four Democratic State Senators. The primary five the focus is on are:

Chris Larson, Lena Taylor, Harris Dodd, Carpenter and Erpenbach. The first four are from Milwaukee, Erpenbach is from western Madison. Harris Dodd is in favor of the bill as the new arena would be in her district. Larson apparently hasn't formally said yes, but his staff told some of you he'll vote for it.

Below is the full summary. We'll edit any of those below based on good intel from your calls w/their offices.

For Arena: (12)
Sen. Paul Farrow (R-Delafield - but vote needs to happen soon. Leaves office on 7/17)
Sen. Alberta Darling (R-NorthShore, Germantown)
Sen. Duey Stroebel (R-Ozaukee/WA County area)
Sen. Devin LaMahieu (R-Sheboygan)
Sen. Van Wanggaard (R-Racine/Kenosha suburbs)
Sen. Chris Larson (D - Milwaukee South side) -May be premature but many of you have said he will ultimately support
Sen. Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau)
Sen. Nikaya Harris Dodd (D-Milwaukee)
Sen. Rick Gudex (R-Fond Du Lac)
Sen. Tom Tiffany (R-Hazelhurts) Told his office said Yes! PHONE#: (608) 266-2509
Sen. Terry Moulton (R-Chippewa Falls) Has spoken favorably in past PHONE#: (608) 266-7511
Sen. Roger Roth (R-Appleton) Not sure. PHONE#: (608) 266-0718


Not Decided Yet: (16)
Sen. Frank Lasee (R-Door County/GB) -Leaning "NO" but said constituent calls will impact PHONE#: (608) 266-3512

Sen. Jon Erpenbach (D-Madison) -Undecided PHONE#:(608) 266-6670

Sen Fred Risser (D-Madison)- Leaning "NO" PHONE#:(608) 266-1627

Sen. Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) Unknown position--she voted "no" on Miller Park in 1995 PHONE#: (414) 425-9452

Sen. Leah Vukmir (R-Wauwatosa/Brookfield) - Undecided but taking feedback from constituents PHONE#: (414) 453-0024

Sen. Tim Carpenter (D-Milwaukee) He's said no but some constituents claim he told them yes. PHONE#: (608) 266-8535

Sen. Lena Taylor (D-Milwaukee) She says she doesn't support current version of bill. PHONE#: (414) 342-7176

Sen. Janis Ringhand (D-Evansville) wants to keep Bucks but undecided PHONE#: (608) 266-2253

Sen. Janet Bewley (D-Ashland) No idea where she stands. PHONE#: (608) 266-3510

Sen. Sheila Harsdorf (R-River Falls) No idea where she stands. PHONE#: (608) 266-7745

Sen. Julie Lassa (D- Stevens Point) Open to constituent feedback. PHONE#: (608) 266-3123

Sen. Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green) No idea where he stands. PHONE#: (608) 266-0703

Sen. Luther Olsen (R-Ripon) Not sure. PHONE#: (608) 266-0751

Sen. Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon) Not sure. PHONE#: (608) 266-2502

Sen. Jen Shilling (D-LaCrosse) Says bills needs "changes" PHONE#: (608) 266-5490

Sen. Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma) Not sure. PHONE#: (608) 266-8546



Against: (5)
Sen. Rob Cowles (R-Green Bay)
Sen. Mark Miller (D-Madison)
Sen. Steve Nass (R-Nashotah)
Sen. Dave Hansen (D-Green Bay)
Sen. Bob Wirch (D-Racine/Ken)- Says "Hell no" PHONE#(262) 694-7379
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