May 2023 Legislative Update
KNODL WINS SENATE SEAT! TLW Member Dan Knodl (R-Germantown) won a Special Election to fill the seat of former Senator Alberta Darling on April 4th. Dan was first elected to the State Assembly in 2012. He will serve the remainder of the term and be up for re-election in November 2024. Senator Knodl was an…Read More
April 2023 Legislative Update
Tavern League SafeRide Program – Over 1 Million Rides! The Tavern League of Wisconsin created their SafeRide Program in 1985. Since then the Program has expanded to cover nearly every county in the state and since 2005 the TLW SafeRide Program has provided over 1 million rides to TLW patrons in Wisconsin. In 1985, the…Read More
March 2023 Legislative Update
Opposition to LRB-1140 – Alcohol Beverage Delivery The Tavern League of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Beer Distributors Association, and Wisconsin Wine and Spirit Institute respectfully urge lawmakers to oppose LRB-1140. While the delivery of alcohol beverages can be permitted in a responsible manner, this legislation falls short of that goal because it not only increases the risk…Read More
January 2023 Legislative Update
Democratic Governor Tony Evers was sworn in for his second term as Governor as the 2023-24 legislative session officially began on January 3rd. Former State Representative Sara Rodriguez was sworn in as Wisconsin’s new Lieutenant Governor. Attorney General Josh Kaul was also sworn in beginning his second term as Wisconsin’s top law enforcement official. Republicans…Read More
TLW-Endorsed Candidates Win All But Two Races
The dust has settled on the election, and all but two TLW-endorsed candidates won. TLW Member Chanz Green was elected to the State Assembly, increasing the number of TLW members in the state legislature to six! TLW-endorsed candidate Tim Michels lost his bid for Governor as Governor Tony Evers secured his second term. Senator Ron…Read More
Fall Election Preview
Candidates for statewide office and legislative races have filed their nomination papers and other paperwork to gain ballot access. This election cycle will see the second highest number of legislators not seeking reelection: 32! In addition to statewide races for governor, attorney general and U.S. Senate, all state congressional seats are up in November, as…Read More
Led the effort to permit the sale of cocktails to-go from taverns, restaurants and supper clubs.
The Tavern League of Wisconsin responded to the concerns members had in obtaining operator licenses for employees who were licensed in another municipality by lobbying for a change in state law. Under the new law( 125.17(2) ) a municipality must issue a provisional(60 days)operators license to a person with a valid bartenders license from another municipality and who has paid the proper fee. This important change not only benefits the employee but also the employer.