David Michael Miller

A group of UW-Madison’s most prominent alumni and supporters has formed to lobby state government on behalf of the university. We can’t tell you who they are yet, but it’s basically the Avengers of higher education advocacy. more

Jun 6, 2016 5:35 PM News 1 Comments


David Michael Miller

Ald. David Ahrens wants to forbid lobbyists from serving on any of the city's committees or commissions. more

Jun 30, 2015 4:41 PM News

It's sometimes said that a legislative outcome criticized by opposing sides has struck the perfect balance. By that standard, Senate Bill 655 is a triumph. The omnibus campaign financing bill, which passed both houses of the Wisconsin Legislature and more

Apr 1, 2014 8:37 PM News

Until recently, Jeff Fitzgerald held one of the most powerful positions in Wisconsin government, as speaker of the state Assembly. He didn't seek reelection last year because he ran for U.S. Senate, coming in fourth among four Republican primary cont more

Mar 14, 2013 5:53 PM News

In Wisconsin, any paid representative of an interest group who spends more than a nominal amount of time trying to influence state law or policy must register with the state Government Accountability Board and submit twice-yearly accountings of lobby more

Jan 23, 2013 7:42 PM News

Mark Grapentine is a seasoned observer of state politics. He was an aide to then-state Rep. Scott Walker and a policy adviser to then-Gov. Tommy Thompson. For the past decade, he's been a lobbyist for the Wisconsin Medical Society. In this capacity, more

Jan 17, 2013 5:38 PM News

Tommy Thompson has been called many things, not all of them flattering. But there's nothing he hates worse than being called a "lobbyist." The former Wisconsin governor and current U.S. Senate candidate takes umbrage at the term, which he gets tagged more

Sep 5, 2012 5:09 PM News

Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz made one final proposal at the meeting last week. He wants the city of Madison to withdraw from the Alliance of Cities, a statewide lobbying group. more

Sep 25, 2008 2:00 PM News

Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz spent last week in Japan, but that doesn't mean he was out of touch. In fact, while he missed the city council's major meeting on the Allied Drive redevelopment, he still found time to lobby Ald. Larry Palm on the issue. more

Jan 28, 2008 10:03 PM News

"This is a very significant policy change," says Gary Goyke, a lobbyist for the Wisconsin Urban and Rural Transit Association. "It may change how people look at transportation issues." more

May 31, 2007 1:37 PM News