Sunday, February 9, 2014

Are you a consumer with a complaint about your landlord? Too bad so sad, sez Wisconsin legislature

Robocalls lead top 10 consumer complaints in Wisconsin for 2013. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2/4/2014)

According to a 2/13/2013 Journal Sentinel article, it's tenants who are filing the consumer complaints, and they primarily involve security deposits.

So how does our state legislature address the issue?

You, too, can sponsor legislation from which you directly benefit -- if you can get yourself elected.  The proposal's lead author, Rep. Duey Stroebel (R-Town of Cedarburg), is himself a landlord — he owns a building on Milwaukee's east side at 2535 N. Stowell Ave. that is valued at $635,500, according to city records. He has said that his proposal doesn't represent a conflict for him because it treats all landlords equally.  (Just one example of the great minds we have serving us in Madison.)

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