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"WRA keeps us informed of political activity and advocates in our best interest so we can focus the majority of our time on running our business."

- Trey Hester
Rocky Rococo of Oconomowoc

Issues & Successes

Wisconsin Issues
WRA works with the Wisconsin Legislature on key political issues that challenge restaurants and taverns.

The Government Accountability Board website lists issues and bills WRA lobbies on during a legislative session. Select the Lobbying Interests tab to view WRA’s activity in the Capitol.

Take Action Now to email Wisconsin legislators on hot issues
under debate.

Combined with our members, WRA has:

  • Banned local governments from regulating portion sizes or nutritional content.
  • Defeated multiple proposals to create automatic annual increases in the state minimum wage.
  • Outlawed local government minimum wage ordinances.
  • Eliminated sales/use tax on "buy-one-get-one-free" and other promotional items.
  • Expanded WHEDA loan guarantees for small businesses.
  • Helped pass many lawsuit reform measures to reduce lawsuits against businesses.
  • Averted a state nutritional labeling mandate for restaurant menus.
  • Stopped a bill that would have allowed employees to sue employers for any perceived injustice, such as not getting a raise they asked for.
  • Reshaped statewide smoking ban legislation to level the playing field and treat all businesses equally.
  • Defeated paid sick leave mandate in Milwaukee.
  • Increased tourism marketing budget for Wisconsin.

W R A logoWRA helps make your opinions known and carry weight. WRA provides legislative notices as they’re happening, access to government and regulatory agencies and protection for your business as a whole.
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