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The Wisconsin Senate, whose powers are modeled after those of the U.S. Senate, is the upper house of the Wisconsin State Legislature, smaller than the Wisconsin State Assembly. Together, they comprise the legislative branch of the state of Wisconsin. Seal of the Senate The United States Senate is one of the two chambers of the Congress of the United States, the other being the House of Representatives. ... The Wisconsin State Legislature, based in Madison, is bicameral and is composed of the Wisconsin State Assembly and the Wisconsin State Senate. ... The Wisconsin State Assembly is the lower house of the Wisconsin Legislature, and larger than the Wisconsin Senate. ... State nickname: Badger State Other U.S. States Capital Madison Largest city Milwaukee Governor Jim Doyle (D) Senators Herb Kohl (D) Russ Feingold (D) Official language(s) None Area 169,790 km² (23rd)  - Land 140,787 km²  - Water 28,006 km² (17%) Population (2000)  - Population 5,453,896 (18th)  - Density...


Wisconsin is divided into 33 Senate Districts apportioned amongst the state based on population as determined by the decennial census, for a total of 33 Senators. Similar to the U.S. Senate, in addition to its duty of passing all legislation passed through the legislature, the State Senate has the exclusive responsibility of confirming certain Governor's appointments, particularly cabinet secretaries (as part of the system of checks and balances) and members of boards and commissions. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... Governors of Wisconsin: Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Wisconsin ... The doctrine and practice of dispersing political power and creating mutual accountability between political entities such as the courts, the president or prime minister, the legislature, and the citizens. ...


Senators are elected for four year terms, staggered so that half the Senate is up for election every two years. If a vacancy occurs in a Senate seat between elections, it may be filled only by a special election.


The Senate chamber is located in the south wing of the Wisconsin State Capitol building, in Madison, Wisconsin. Wisconsin State Capitol The Wisconsin State Capitol, located in Madison, Wisconsin, houses both arms of the Wisconsin legislature, the state Supreme Court, and the Office of the Governor. ... Wisconsin State Capitol Madison is the capital of Wisconsin, a state in the United States of America. ...

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Salary and benefits

Senators elected or re-elected in the fall of 2002 will draw $45,569 a year in salary. 2002 (MMII) is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In addition to their salaries, Senators outside Dane County may receive a per diem up to $88 to cover living expenses while they are in Dane County on state business. Members of the Madison delegation may receive a per diem up to $44 to cover in expenses. Dane County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Dane County is a county located in the state of Wisconsin. ... Wisconsin State Capitol Madison is the capital of Wisconsin, a state in the United States of America. ...


Each senator also receives $75 a month in "out-of-session" pay when the Legislature is in session for three days or less.


Over two years, each senator is allotted $66,008 to cover general office expenses, printing, postage and district mailings.


Senate officers

  • President of the Senate: Alan J. Lasee
  • President pro tem of the Senate: David A. Zien
  • Majority Leader: Dale Schultz
  • Minority Leader: Judith Robson
  • Assistant Majority Leader: Neal Kedzie
  • Assistant Minority Leader: Dave Hansen
  • Majority Caucus Chair: Ronald Brown
  • Minority Caucus Chair: Jeffrey Plale

Judith Robson is the Democratic State Senator from Wisconsins 15th Senatorial District. ... Dave Hansen (born December 18, 1947) is a member of the Democratic Party from Green Bay, Wisconsin who has served in the Wisconsin State Senate for the 30th Senate District since 2001. ...

During the 2005-2007 Legislative Session

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The Republican Party, often called the GOP (for Grand Old Party, although one early citation described it as the Gallant Old Party) [1], is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ... The Democratic Party is one of the two major political parties in the United States. ...

Members

Senator District Party First elected Seat Up
Alan Lasee 01 Republican 1977 2006
Robert Cowles 02 Republican 1987 2008
Tim Carpenter 03 Democrat 2002 2006
Lena Taylor 04 Democrat 2004 2008
Tom Reynolds 05 Republican 2002 2006
Spencer Coggs 06 Democrat 2003 2008
Jeffrey Plale 07 Democrat 2003 2006
Alberta Darling 08 Republican 1992 2008
Joe Leibham 09 Republican 2002 2006
Sheila Harsdorf 10 Republican 2000 2008
Neal Kedzie 11 Republican 2002 2006
Roger Breske 12 Democrat 1990 2008
Scott Fitzgerald 13 Republican 1994 2006
Luther S. Olsen 14 Republican 2004 2008
Judith Robson 15 Democrat 1998 2006
Mark Miller 16 Democrat 2004 2008
Dale Schultz 17 Republican 1991 2006
Carol Roessler 18 Republican 1987 2008
Michael Ellis 19 Republican 1982 2006
Glenn Grothman 20 Republican 2004 2008
Cathy Stepp 21 Republican 2002 2006
Robert Wirch 22 Democrat 1996 2008
David Zien 23 Republican 1993 2006
Julie Lassa 24 Democrat 2003 2008
Robert Jauch 25 Democrat 1986 2006
Fred Risser 26 Democrat 1962 2008
Jon Erpenbach 27 Democrat 1998 2006
Mary Lazich 28 Republican 1998 2008
Russell Decker 29 Democrat 1990 2006
Dave Hansen 30 Democrat 2000 2008
Ronald Brown 31 Republican 2002 2006
Dan Kapanke 32 Republican 2004 2008
Theodore Kanavas 33 Republican 2001 2006

Tim Carpenter is a member of the Democratic Party from Milwaukee, Wisconsin who has served in the Wisconsin State Senate for the 3rd Senate District since 2002. ... Thomas M. Reynolds (b. ... Alberta Darling first joined the Wisconsin State Legislature by winning a special election in 1990. ... F.Scott Fitzgerald, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1937 Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald (September 24, 1896 - December 21, 1940), was a Jazz Age novelist and short story writer. ... Judith Robson is the Democratic State Senator from Wisconsins 15th Senatorial District. ... Robert W. Wirch (born November 16, 1943) is a member of the Democratic Party from Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin who has served in the Wisconsin State Senate for the 22nd Senate District since 1997. ... Jon B. Erpenbach (born January 28, 1961) is a member of the Democratic Party from Middleton, Wisconsin who has served in the Wisconsin State Senate for the 27th Senate District since 1999. ... Dave Hansen (born December 18, 1947) is a member of the Democratic Party from Green Bay, Wisconsin who has served in the Wisconsin State Senate for the 30th Senate District since 2001. ...

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Wisconsin Senate - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (336 words)
The Wisconsin Senate, whose powers are modeled after those of the U.S. Senate, is the upper house of the Wisconsin State Legislature, smaller than the Wisconsin State Assembly.
Wisconsin is divided into 33 Senate Districts apportioned amongst the state based on population as determined by the decennial census, for a total of 33 Senators.
Similar to the U.S. Senate, in addition to its duty of passing all legislation passed through the legislature, the State Senate has the exclusive responsibility of confirming certain Governor's appointments, particularly cabinet secretaries (as part of the system of checks and balances) and members of boards and commissions.
Russ Feingold - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (4035 words)
Feingold was born in Janesville, Wisconsin, to a Jewish family that had settled in the area in 1917.
Senator Feingold regularly holds what he refers to as "listening sessions" in all 72 Wisconsin counties to listen to his constituents' concerns, and has held more than 850 since he was elected to office.
After noting how friendly the people were, and that Wisconsin had many similar places, he expressed his sorrow that such a poverty-stricken area was "the reddest spot on the whole map", in spite of Republican policies that Feingold considered incredibly destructive to the lives of the poor and middle class.
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