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Fitzgerald Casts Doubt on School Funding, Pre-Existing Conditions Proposals

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

From … Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald yesterday cast doubt on two Republican proposals that would increase funding for public education and ensure protections for pre-existing conditions. The comments came after the Juneau Republican revealed Assembly Speaker Robin Vos has floated an extraordinary session in early December to consider additional legislation beyond the incentive […]

School Districts Receive Certified General Aid Figures

Monday, October 15th, 2018

As required by state statute on or by Oct. 15 of each year, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction (DPI) has provided the certified amount each public school district will receive from the $4.656 billion appropriated for general state aid for the 2018-19 school year.  According to DPI, roughly 55 percent of the state’s public […]

Walker Plans to Restore Two-Thirds Funding

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Governor Walker announced this morning on talk radio his intention to restore two-thirds funding.  Of course the real question is how much of the increase will the Governor’s proposal allow schools to actually spend on the children they serve.  Going to two-thirds funding without increasing revenue caps or per pupil aid is really “school funding […]

Marquette Poll: Evers, Walker in a Toss-up for Governor

Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

The new Marquette Law School Poll is out and it shows that that the Governor’s race is essentially a toss-up, with Walker leading 47-46 (well within the margin for error).  Check out the coverage by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel here.

School Referendums Set For November 6th

Thursday, October 4th, 2018

From The Wheeler Report: Wisconsin schools will be holding 82 school referendums on the November 6 ballot. See the report here.

Walker Campaign Does Not Respond To SAA Request

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

As you know, on September 6th the SAA asked the Walker and Evers campaigns to respond in writing to several questions on current education policy issues impacting Wisconsin public schools and public school children. The Evers campaign submitted their responses on the September 25th deadline.  After multiple requests and reminders, we have yet to receive […]

Legislature to Call Extraordinary Session Starting November 12

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

From The Wheeler Report . . . Sen. Fitzgerald has announced that the legislature will call itself into Extraordinary Session on Nov. 12 to take up AB-963, a bill to provide tax credits for Kimberly-Clark in the city of Neenah and village of Fox Crossing. The bill passed the Assembly on February 22, 59-37. Fitzgerald said the […]

SAA Member Jeff Wright Running for State Assembly

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

I’m writing as a reminder to all SAA members that we have one of our own running for the State Legislature. You might recall that, in 2016, Jeff Wright, assistant superintendent for the Sauk Prairie Schools, ran a strong but unsuccessful campaign for the State Assembly.  Jeff is running again this year for the State […]

Evers Campaign Answers SAA Survey Questions

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers has provided written answers to the SAA’s survey questions.  We have not yet received a response from Governor Walker’s campaign. Stay tuned.

Rep. Brooks Resigns Leadership Post Under Fire

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

From … Rep. Rob Brooks’ decision to resign his leadership post but remain in the Legislature is “beyond what we expected or even wanted,” said three female GOP lawmakers who were the subject of inappropriate comments the legislator made during an off-site caucus. But a spokesman for Scott Walker said the guv still believes […]

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