November WPRA Legislative Update
  • WPRA Presents to Speaker’s Task Force on Childhood Obesity. On Wednesday, November 1, Shelly Strasser, CPRP, Director of Recreation and Community Services for the West Allis-West Milwaukee School District and Erica Wasserman, CPRP, Manager Community Centers, Milwaukee, presented to the Speaker’s Task Force on Childhood Obesity. Legislative task forces are periodically established on topics of interest. Representing WPRA, Shelly and Erica presented on Park and Recreation best practices, policies and programs that support healthy activities, nutrition and combat childhood obesity and took questions from the Task Force.
  • Redistricting Oral Arguments Scheduled. Oral arguments for the Wisconsin legislative redistricting case are scheduled for next week, November 21st. This comes after the State Supreme Court accepted the case in October. The court divided the parties into two groups: each group being given 80 minutes.
  • 2023 Floor Periods End. The Senate and Assembly were on the floor this week and last to take up a flurry of high-profile bills, including the Brewers Stadium bill, a package of voting bills, PFAS legislation, a massive alcohol regulatory overhaul and another try at a tax cut that Governor Evers is likely to veto.
  • What’s Ahead. With the final 2023 floor periods over, the legislature will take a few weeks to regroup, hold committee hearings and consider the final “to-dos” before session wraps in early spring. The Senate and Assembly are expected to be on the floor again in January 2024.
  • Happy Thanksgiving! Thank you for the continued support to grow WPRA’s Public Policy agenda. Gobble Gobble!