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The Wisconsin hotel & Lodging Association invites you to participate in WH&LA Lobby Day 2011 on May 11, 2011. Learn about issues facing the lodging industry, hear from key state legislative leaders and meet with your legislators during the event. Activities will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the Hilton Monona Terrace and will include lunch, concluding by 3:30 p.m. after meetings with legislators at the Capitol.

Fees: lodging, lodging executive, student, CVB and chamber members: $29
Associate members: $39
Non-member lodging: $49

Register online now! Registrations with payment must be received by May 4, 2011.
Click here to download a copy of the registration form.

Overnight lodging: A block of guest rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton Madison for a rate of $79 + tax per night. Rooms can be booked online here or through the hotel at 608/251-1189. To book a room at the Hilton Monona Terrace, contact the hotel at 608/255-5100.


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Now that the Legislative Session has ended, all the bills WIA has been carefully tracking have either passed or failed. Check out the WIA Legislative Tracker, complete with end-of-session updates and a short synopsis of each bill to see what may affect your property.

Got questions? Contact the WIA office at 262/782-2851.

WIA Member lodging properties must use their user ID and password to view the info in the link above. Forgot your password? E-mail Michelle in the WIA office.


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With the state legislature adjourning early this morning (actually earlier yesterday afternoon for the state Senate) concluding regular business for its two-year session, many bills failed because they did not pass both the Assembly and the Senate in time.

WIA has highlighted the final status of a number of bills of interest to the lodging industry, as well as a number of bills that were today sent to the Governor’s desk for his determination whether to sign them into law or let them expire without action. (continue reading)


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