Wisconsin State Government Guide

State government has a direct impact on the lives of Wisonsin’s citizens. From health care to education to environmental issues, your state lawmakers make decisions that affect you and your family. But how much do you know about what happens in the state house and senate chambers?

Use this Wisconsin Government Guide to find answers to your questions.



Bills passed in the state legislature directly impact your day-to-day life, but how much do you know about how Wisconsin's government works?

Find out about the different branches of government, who’s who in Wisconsin's government, and how you can reach your lawmaker.

Find Your State Lawmakers

The Wisconsin Legislature is made up of a Senate and a State Assembly. Each Wisconsin resident has senatorial and assembly representatives in the state government. 

Not sure who represents you? You can look up all your representatives by going to the Wisconsin Legislature Website and searching the interactive map of your district.


  • JANUARY 7, 2019: 2019 Inauguration
  • JANUARY 15, 2019: Floor Period Begins
  • JANUARY 22 to 24, 2019: Floor Period
  • APRIL 25, 2019: Bills sent to Governor
  • MAY 14 to 16, 2019: Floor Period
  • JUNE 4 to 28, 2019, OR budget passage: Floor Period
  • AUGUST 1, 2019: Nonbudget Bills sent to Governor
  • AUGUST 1, 2019 (or later): Budget Bill sent to Governor
  • SEPTEMBER 17 to 26, 2019: Floor Period
  • OCTOBER 8 to 10, 2019: Floor Period
  • NOVEMBER 5 to 14, 2019: Floor Period
  • DECEMBER 5, 2019: Bills sent to Governor

Wisconsin Legislative Calendar


Every year, important legislation is filed in the Wisconsin Senate and Assembly. 

Do you have an issue that's important to you? Keep tabs on what your lawmakers are talking about, and track bills as they travel through the process, so you can stay in the know.

Follow the Wisconsin State Legislative Session Here


Live Updates From Your Lawmakers

Your lawmakers like to use Twitter more and more to make big announcements, give updates on their bills, and share their opinions on a wide variety of subjects.

Our live feed helps you keep track of all our lawmakers in one place so you always know what is happening.