We monitor federal, state and local legislation and regulations. On behalf of our regulated utility Madison Gas and Electric (MGE), the company has lobbyists who advocate positions that are in the best interest of our customers and shareholders. Reports of our lobbying activities (MGE Energy and/or MGE) can be found at the following levels:
We employ the lobbying firm Michael Best Strategies, LLC, which files lobbying reports for its activities on our behalf with the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.
The Wisconsin Ethics Commission requires lobbying reports be filed every six months detailing an organization’s time, expenses and the legislation or proposals lobbied.
The City of Madison posts each person registered to lobby and an expense statement on behalf of that person or organization. MGE typically does not incur lobbying expenses with the city at a level that would trigger a detailed report. If it does, information on its efforts would be available online.