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Shilling Won’t Seek Reelection to the Senate

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

From WisPolitics.com … Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling, D-La Crosse, announced today she won’t seek reelection this fall, saying it was time to put her family first after two decades in the Legislature. Shilling said her two children are now in high school and middle school and “time with our boys at home is fading.” […]

Payroll Tax Considerations and IRS Documentation Requirements of the FFCRA for School Districts

Thursday, April 2nd, 2020

From the Legal Side… In its most recent School Law FYI, the BoardmanClark Law Firm focuses on providing clarity regarding payroll tax considerations and IRS documentation of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) for school districts. The SAA regularly receives these legal updates and we believe this is valuable information for SAA members.  We are […]

Bills Awaiting Senate Action Are Dead But Revival Possible

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

From WisPolitics… The 158 bills awaiting action by the state Senate after being passed by the Assembly are dead after the Legislature adjourned following the last general floor period of the biennial session last week. But the Wisconsin Legislative Council says lawmakers can revive those proposals by extending a floor period or authorizing an extraordinary […]

Evers Job Approval Through the Roof

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

From WisPolitics.com … Wisconsin voters overwhelmingly approve of the way Gov. Tony Evers has handled the COVID-19 pandemic, helping fuel higher overall job approval numbers, according to the latest Marquette University Law School Poll. Meanwhile, a narrow majority of voters approve of how President Trump has addressed the outbreak. But that hasn’t had a significant […]

Fitzgerald, Vos to Introduce a Single COVID-19 Bill

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

From WisPolitics… Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said today they plan to introduce a single piece of legislation that would provide a state response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The GOP leaders said on a conference call they hope to produce a bill with broad, bipartisan agreement. Still, it is too […]

Evers Seeks $388 Million in State Funds to Address COVID-19

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

From WisPolitics.com … Gov. Tony Evers is seeking at least $388 million in state funds to address the COVID-19 pandemic by increasing money for health care providers, creating a reinsurance program to cut premiums, and providing grants for food assistance and meal delivery programs. Evers’ latest proposal would also grant unlimited spending authority to the […]

The Latest on the Steady Stream of DOL Guidance on FFCRA

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

From the Legal Side… In its most recent School Law FYI, the BoardmanClark Law Firm provides the latest in its series on the steady stream of clarifying guidance released by the Department of Labor (DOL) on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The SAA regularly receives these legal updates and we believe this is valuable […]

DOL Issues More Guidance On FFCRA

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

From the Legal Side… In its most recent School Law FYI, the BoardmanClark Law Firm reports on more clarifying guidance released by the Department of Labor (DOL) on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).  This update focuses on common areas of concern for school districts. The SAA regularly receives these legal updates and we believe this is […]

COVID-19 and Individual Teacher Contracts

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

From the Legal Side… In its most recent School Law FYI, the BoardmanClark Law Firm addresses issues related to the renewal and non-renewal of teacher contracts in light of COVID-19. The SAA regularly receives these legal updates and we believe this is valuable information for SAA members.  We are distributing this update to SAA members with […]

Fitzgerald, Vos Say Legislature Planning to Meet “Soon”

Monday, March 30th, 2020

From WisPolitics.com … Having already declared Gov. Tony Evers’ first proposal too expensive, Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said today he hopes to have the Senate meet virtually “in the next couple of weeks” to take up legislation addressing COVID-19. Meanwhile, Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, said the Assembly was committed to meeting “soon.” But Evers today […]

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