State Legislative Priorities and Positions
The city's legislative package is developed in the summer/fall of even years with the input of city departments, the Mayor and members of the Common Council. It is approved and monitored by the Judiciary and Legislation Committee who forwards it to the full Common Council for approval.
An overview of the last session’s accomplishments can be found here:
Government Accountability Board Report: Each legislative session, the Intergovernmental Relations team reviews and analyzes hundreds of pieces of legislation to determine the city’s position thereon. These positions are all reported to the State of Wisconsin’s Governmental Accountability Board.
Common Council Resolutions Related to State Legislation: Since the legislative package is only approved once every other year, occasionally the Common Council will pass additional resolutions directing IRD to lobby on an issue.
Milwaukee’s State Legislative Delegation: Milwaukee is represented by 7 State Senators and 16 State Representatives whose districts are either partially or entirely located in the City of Milwaukee. Find your representative here.
Current Legislative Issues