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Bill Kramer

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Bill Kramer is a Republican member of the Wisconsin state Assembly, representing Wisconsin’s 97th Assembly District, which is located in Waukesha, WI.[1][2]

Kramer was reelected on November 6, 2012.[3]

Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council

Kramer is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) and sits on ALEC's Telecommunications and Information Technology Task Force. In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rep. Kramer co-authored 3 bills that reflect ALEC models, according to an analysis by the Center for Media and Democracy. 

About ALEC
ALEC is a corporate bill mill. It is not just a lobby or a front group; it is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, corporations hand state legislators their wishlists to benefit their bottom line. Corporations fund almost all of ALEC's operations. They pay for a seat on ALEC task forces where corporate lobbyists and special interest reps vote with elected officials to approve “model” bills. Learn more at the Center for Media and Democracy's ALECexposed.org, and check out breaking news on our PRWatch.org site.

Senate Bill 114 Co-Sponsorship

Senate Bill 114 (non-partisan WI Legislative Reference Bureau Summary): "The bill requires the Legislative Fiscal Bureau (LFB) to prepare an earmark transparency report on each biennial budget bill and on each amendment thereto. The report must contain all of the following: a list of all earmarks; the cost of each earmark; and the beneficiary of each earmark. If the beneficiary is an individual, LFB must identify the assembly and senate district in which the beneficiary resides. If the beneficiary is an entity, LFB must identify the assembly and senate district in which the beneficiary is located, incorporated, or organized. With respect to an amendment to a biennial budget bill, LFB must identify the representative to the assembly or senator who proposed the earmark."[4] (SB-114)* (compare with ALEC Act Relating to Creating a Searchable Budget Database for State Spending Model Language)

About ALEC
ALEC is a corporate bill mill. It is not just a lobby or a front group; it is much more powerful than that. Through ALEC, corporations hand state legislators their wishlists to benefit their bottom line. Corporations fund almost all of ALEC's operations. They pay for a seat on ALEC task forces where corporate lobbyists and special interest reps vote with elected officials to approve “model” bills. Learn more at the Center for Media and Democracy's ALECexposed.org, and check out breaking news on our PRWatch.org site.

References

  1. “Bill Kramer.” Wisconsin State Legislature. Legis.Wisconsin.Gov. Accessed Aug. 1, 2011.
  2. “Assembly District 97.” Legis.Wisconsin.Gov. Accessed Aug. 1, 2011.
  3. Wisconsin Vote, 2012 Election Results, accessed November 27, 2012.
  4. “2011 Senate Bill 114.” Wisconsin State Legislature. Legis.Wisconsin.Gov. Accessed Aug. 1, 2011.