Stephen Nass

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Stephen Nass is a Republican member of the Wisconsin state Assembly, representing Assembly District 31, located in Whitewater, WI. He sits on the following Committees: Colleges and Universities (Chair); Education; Labor and Workforce Development; and Ways and Means.[1]

Nass was reelected on November 6, 2012.[2]

Ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council

Nass is a member of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) Education Task Force. In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Rep. Nass co-authored 5 bills that reflect ALEC models, according to an analysis by the Center for Media and Democracy. 

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Rep. Nass and Introduction of the ALEC Model “Prevailing Wage Repeal Act”

Nass was a co-introducer of Wisconsin Assembly Bill 183[3] (AB 183)* (Compare with ALEC's “Prevailing Wage Repeal Act.”)

Assembly Bill 85 and the ALEC Model “Capital Gains Tax Elimination Act”

Nass was a co-introducer of Assembly Bill 85, described by the non-partisan Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau as follows: "This bill reverses the changes made to the taxation of capital gains in the 2009−11 biennial budget act and restor

  1. “Stephen Nass.” Wisconsin State Legislature. Legis.Wisconsin.Gov. Accessed Aug. 1, 2011.
  2. Wisconsin Vote, 2012 Election Results, accessed November 27, 2012.
  3. “2011 Assembly Bill 183.” Wisconsin State Legislature. Legis.Wisconsin.Gov. Accessed Aug. 1, 2011.