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Blue Ribbon Commission To Meet April 9th

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

The Blue Ribbon Commission on School Funding will hold a public hearing at 2:00pm on Monday, April 9th at Fred W. Lenz Conference Center, Southwest Wisconsin Technical College. The Commission will hear testimony from invited speakers including representatives from the following: local public school districts and CESA 3.  Following the invited speakers, members of the public will be […]

Governor to Sign School Safety Bill Today

Monday, March 26th, 2018

Media reports indicate that Governor Walker will sign the $100 million school safety legislation today at Victor Haen Elementary School in Kaukauna.  Check out the news story from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. We are also linking for your information AB 843 as enrolled as well as the Legislative Council’s Amendment Memo for the bill, which […]

$100 Million School Safety Bill Heads to Governor’s Desk

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

Yesterday, the Assembly passed the $100 million school safety bill approved by the Senate on Tuesday.  That bill now heads to the Governor’s desk.  The Assembly also voted to strengthen background checks for the sale of long guns in Wisconsin.  The fate of that bill in the Senate remains uncertain. Check out the coverage of […]

Fate of School Safety Package Uncertain in Assembly

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

From WisPolitics.com … The Assembly will convene this afternoon in extraordinary session to take up more than a dozen bills including some on the topic of school safety. Other bills on the calendar include the Senate’s version of the guv’s child tax credit, which includes a scaled-back version of the sales tax holiday championed by […]

Senate Passes School Safety Package

Wednesday, March 21st, 2018

From WisPolitics.com … The Senate late last night approved on a 28-4 vote its version of a plan aimed at increasing school safety. The proposal, adopted as an amendment to AB 843, differs from the six special session bills Assembly Republicans had been considering in a public hearing. Still, it leaves in place the major […]

GOP Lawmakers Reach Deal on School Safety

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

GOP leadership has come to agreement on a plan that will make minor modifications to the Governor’s school safety package.  The Senate plans to pass the bill today with the Assembly taking it up on Thursday. See the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story here.

Senate Scrambles to Finalize School Safety Proposal

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

This news story by the Wisconsin State Journal does a pretty good job of summarizing where we are on school safety in Madison.

Nerison Will Not Seek Re-election

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

From WisPolitics.com … State Rep. Lee Nerison, R-Westby, announced yesterday he will not seek re-election in November. Nerison, 65, was first elected to the Assembly in 2004. He noted stopping in the Capitol as a kid with his family on his way back to southwestern Wisconsin from Milwaukee Braves games. “I never dreamed I would […]

Assembly Education Public Hearing Tomorrow on School Safety

Monday, March 19th, 2018

The Assembly Education Committee will hold a public hearing on the following six bills at 10:00 am on Tuesday, March 20th in Room 417 North, State Capitol. March 2018 Special Session Assembly Bill 1  -Relating to: grants to schools for school safety and safety-related upgrades to school buildings, equipment, and facilities; providing an exemption from rule-making procedures; […]

Moulton Will Not Seek Re-election

Monday, March 19th, 2018

From WisPolitics.com … GOP state Sen. Terry Moulton, of Chippewa Falls, announced this morning he will not seek re-election. The 71-year-old was elected to the Assembly in 2004 and served two terms before losing the seat in 2008. He then won his Senate seat in 2010. “When I began my campaign for the Senate, eight […]

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